VIRUS ALERT!!. Rick Swanson Reporting CDC. WARNING!!! . YOU MAY NOT BE SURPRISED AT THE INFORMATION YOU ARE ABOUT TO HEAR. SO BE PREPARED. RATED PG PG= Pretty Grim…. FIRST SIGNS OF THE RETENTION EPIDEMIC. 200601: #’s-5.8%=FTE -7.1%= -$ 200602: #’s-2.5%=FTE -3.7%= -$
Rick Swanson Reporting
IT CAN STRIKE AT ANYTIME
BEEN KNOWN TO END CAREERS
WHAT IS IT SO YOU CAN FIGHT IT?
SAME AS RDD BUT HAS THE
You have a hard time taking blame for the enrollment…
You experience difficulty managing a simple task….high school visits.
You are forgetful about meetings
You find it difficult to organize or finish projects….
You have trouble remembering events like graduation and registration.
You have daily disruptions and lose focus on tasks
You have trouble motivating yourself, setting and reaching goals ….
You experience enrollment failure quarter after quarter…
You are not responsible for the enrollment
Use hunches instead of data.
You stress out over registration
They are not customers, they are students!
You do not adapt well to change
You have removed yourself from contact with students
You don’t like people telling you to do new things.
We sit in meetings and don’t get our work done.
We get mad because we know what to do and no one listens.
We write another plan that won’t get done.
We work harder with smaller budgets and personnel.
Anyone remember “redirect”
Causes us to have computer anxiety, mouseaphobia.
Enrollment Management Plan
Business Plan of Operations
Conditions of Employment
Journal of College Admission
The Journal of Higher Education
Journal of Instructional Psychology
Sociology of Education
Community College Review
Journal of Economics & Finance
We know there are four very clear steps in the development of retention planning.
JUST DO IT!
NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!