Developing, Growing, and Enhancing Summer and Special Sessions to Achieve Institutional SEM Goals
Increasingly, more college and university academic leaders are using summer and special sessions (such as winter, J-terms, etc.) to support enrollment management, student success, organizational efficiency, revenue generation, and other institutional priorities. For institutions to have a successful summer/special session initiatives, coordination, collaboration, and cooperation from a diverse range of stakeholders is a fundamental requirement. Summer/special sessions also present colleges and universities with an opportunity for aligning and integrating faculty and academic departments with strategic enrollment management initiatives.
The session will begin with an overview of some potential benefits and opportunities for students, faculty, and institutions that summer and special sessions present. The presenters will discuss best practices and strategies from both public and private institutions for planning, implementing, and managing summer and special sessions. Topics covered in the workshop include: student characteristics; curriculum planning; financial models and incentives; organizational structure; marketing and communications; and data collection, analysis, and reporting. This highly interactive workshop provides attendees with an opportunity to reflect on what they already know about their institution, administration, faculty, and programs, and merge this knowledge with new information.
The session will conclude with an overview of resources and professional development opportunities. These resources will give participants an overview of the scholarship and management of summer and special sessions.
DeMorris Walker Georgia Institute of Technology
Daphne Rankin Virginia Commonwealth University
Steven Girardot Georgia Institute of Technology-Atlanta
Troy Hargrove Saint Louis University
Monday, November 4, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Topaz, Lobby Level
First Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to identify some of the positive outcomes and benefits of summer and special sessions to students, faculty, and other campus stakeholders.
Second Learning Outcome: Participants will learn best practices for planning, organizing, implementing, and managing special/summer sessions on their campuses.
Third Learning Outcome: Participants will connect with other enrollment management and administrative colleagues who have an interest in summer and special session operations and leadership.
Core Competencies: Collaborative Decision-Making and Consensus-Building, Problem Solving
Proficiencies: Enrollment Management: Developing Enrollment Mix, Records & Acad. Svcs.: Academic Policy and Curriculum Delivery
Intended Audience: Some experience in the profession, General Audience