After the All LCC presentations explaining Strategic Enrollment Management to the faculty and staff, employees volunteered to serve on the various subcommittees.
An initial Retention Subcommittee meeting was held in May to begin discussions.
During the August 2021 inservice, the Retention Subcommittee met to begin brainstorming short-term and long-term activities to support the goals of the SEM Plan. The committee will narrow down the activities and begin to implement them in the next quarter.
The short-term and long-term activities were determined during the past quarter. They were as follows:
Generate Early Academic Warnings (Potentially at Weeks 4 and 12)
Completed. Will add an 8 Week Warning for Spring 2022.
Create more social interaction events that involve students and staff
Continue to use Spirit Squad for certain LCC events
Hold pep rallies
Lunchtime activities, games, and monthly events for students and staff to interact with one another at
Train faculty/staff on walking students to needed location (more proactive in assisting)
Inservice reinforcement (During the November Inservice Day, employees heard a keynote address on customer service)
Cardinal Excellence Awards for going the extra mile
Identify current retention issues (reasons why students are not staying) and see if we need to adjust current processes/procedures
Exit interview data
Add/Drop form data
Student survey information
Improve class offerings, days, times
Survey was completed during the fall semester.
Change for 2022-2023 to block scheduling, Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes with Friday open
Advising Overhaul – develop an intrusive advising model with advisors/navigators
Research models to begin creation
Fix RedZone, add a mobile app
Review all student facing pages in RedZone
Work with other departments for possible upgrade
Add a mobile app
Additional housing for students
We have a no-compete clause with the Villas so we cannot secure additional housing
However, there is a housing insecurity issue developing so developing a committee to look at housing issues for all students is encouraged
Create cohorts/welcome culture for students as well as add staff mentors for students to help change the culture and help students make connections
Create mentorship committee who will develop activities
Financial Aid training for all staff to assist students better through the process
Originally planned for January 2022 but moved to August 2022
Progress has been made on several of the activities of the subcommittee including the following:
4 Week and 8 Week Early Alert Warnings completed
Could not add a question to the Student Satisfaction Inventory as needed due to using an outside vendor. Looking at another way to access information.
Fall 2022 schedule included the block scheduling changes
The college is reallocating money for an Advising Center including a Director of Advising and two general advisors. The new staff will be involved in the advising overhaul.
Mentorship Committee has been created and they are developing activities for Fall 2022
Discussed enrollment issues at last meeting
Discussion on RedZone and how students learn to navigate. College Success and Orientation became part of the discussion, which may transfer to Onboarding
Mentorship Committee is laying groundwork to start in fall (small scale)