Conference to focus on best practices for enrollment management

Staff Report

An annual conference to highlight recruiting, marketing and student success will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union.

According to the enrollment management website, the conference offers an opportunity to attend sessions and discuss ways to “improve relationships with current students, prospective students, alumni and the community.”

The conference will begin with a 10 minute introduction by President David Glassman, followed by an opening session called “The True EIU story: How Data Sets the Stage” at 1:10 p.m.

Beginning at 2 p.m., all of the sessions will be held in various rooms on the third floor of the Union. There will be three session blocks, each with four sessions to choose from and each approximately one hour long.

Topics include how faculty can help with student retention, community-building in online graduate programs, engaging with underrepresented populations, and referring students to support services. A student panel on transitioning from undergraduate to graduate school will be held beginning at 3:55 p.m.

Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m., but walk-ups are welcome.

The full agenda for the conference can be found on the enrollment management website.

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