Dean's Update, December 20, 2013
Enrollment Update for Spring Semester 2014
We are currently at about 88% of our FTES target. The University is currently at 87% of its FTES target. Four other colleges have lower FTES percentages (CHHS, CED, COE, COTA), while CLA and CNSM are higher.
The core of our problem is that the university was expecting a higher amount of transfer applications, both quantitatively and qualitatively, for Spring 2014. In both dimensions, our campus fell short of expectations. Originally, we said that we could take in 300+ transfer students and hence the university increased our FTES target by 9% compared to last spring, whereas the university's target was increased only by 2.6%. Moreover, while the university target was lowered by 6.2% compared to Fall 2013, our target was increased by 5.6% compared to this Fall.
In short, our target was increased with the expectation that we would be having 300+ new transfers. However, currently we have about 173 incoming transfers. By census we estimate meeting about 90% of the target. Our fill rates, though, are good.
We are using resources efficiently, which is another measure that the university is looking at in assessing our performance.
As we lead into the spring semester, our goal is "zero complaints" from students not finding classes for spring. With the help and understanding of our chairs and faculty it is very likely that we can achieve this.
In This Issue
- AACSB Report Sent to Peer Review Team
- Ukleja Center to feature PIMCO’s Mohamed El-Erian on February 27
- Faculty Qualifications Task Force Ready to Work in Spring Semester
- Ethics Across the Curriculum Winners Announced
- Master of Science Proposals Update
- Ethics at The Beach Student Seminar
- SMIF Students Take First Place
- SCPD and Molina Healthcare Internship Program Update
- Enrollment Update for Spring Semester 2014
- Fall 2013 CBA Classrooms Survey