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1 College of Education Graduate Task Force Preliminary Recommendations Fall 2013 Recruitment/Admissions Advising/Retention Program Completion/Alumni Follow-up

2 Framework for Recommendations Program Area Level Department Level College Level College of Education Graduate Task Force Fall 2013

3 Program Level Recruitment Maintain contact with human resources and community partners to keep informed about job market needs. Faculty recruit stellar students in undergrad courses [comments Elizabeth Swaggerty] Admissions Faculty advisors make first contact with newly admitted students. [comments Maureen Ellis] Advising/Retention Program directors/coordinators send blasts with reminders of important dates; Maintain constant contact with DE students. [comments Lou Sua] Program completion/alumni follow-up Schedule in-class focus groups (or online discussion forums) to get feedback on decision-making process for entering program and satisfaction with administrative support while in program. [Tom Williams]

4 Department Level Recruitment Design and present webinars with program information. Alumni/current student newsletters reporting alumni, faculty, and current student professional activity. Admissions Program director/or chair assign faculty advisors; advisors schedule first contact with newly admitted students. Advising/Retention Written protocol for departmental advising. Include tasks and resources needed to complete tasks reflected in faculty workload. Program completion/alumni follow-up Annual events/efforts to recognize student/alumni achievements; conduct informal interviews and focus groups for feedback. Identify responsible faculty for advising culminating projects.

5 College Level Recruitment Identify marketing resources and feature faculty expertise; maintain/improve COE website. Allocate funds for recruitment travel and distribution of “swag bags”. Ensure all certificate programs are eligible for financial aid as “stackable credentials” for Master’s Programs. [comments Abbie Brown] Admissions Negotiate with Graduate School for admission fee waivers. Advising/Retention Central intake office to establish reception points for initial potential student inquiries. Program completion/alumni follow-up Ensure systematic dissemination/analysis of exit survey results to all program, departments, faculty. Initiate partnership with ECU Alumni Association to maintain contact with and recognition of alumni.

6 Next Steps  Working document to identify timeline:  Immediate changes  Year 1 changes  Long range plans  Recommendation discussion with Dean [ January 2014]

7 Program Level Department Level College Level Graduate School Level Current Practice Proposed Changes Recruitment/ admissions Faculty attend state and national conferences; schedule hospitality meetings. Brochure Development Allocate funding to support travel and other resources Negotiate waivers for certain application fees Determine available funding Support faculty recruitment in workload. AdvisingEarly advising to establish plan of study Follow-up by Directors and program coordinators Some programs in place; others may need to identify weak areas Written protocol to identify functions and resources

8 d8d aa c575 Special Recognition: Faculty participation in FOCUS GROUPS DATA GATHERING and ANALYSIS by GTF members

9 Phyllis Broughton [recorder] Abbie Brown Crystal Chambers Maureen Ellis Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi Elizabeth Swaggerty Lou Sua Sandra Warren Kathi Wilhite Tom Williams Elizabeth Fogarty Louis Warren Vivian Mott, exofficio Terry Atkinson & Carol Brown GTF co-chairs


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