Student Success & Enrollment Management Task Force Archive
- Dr. Mitch Cordova (Chair) – Dean, Marieb College of Health & Human Services
- Dr. Andrew Cinoman –Director, New Student Programs
- Dr. Brian Fisher – Director, Housing & Residence Life
- Ms. Kathryn Kastler – Undergraduate Student, Exercise Science Program
- Dr. Dawn Kirby – Dean, Undergraduate Studies
- Mr. Dana LaBar – Project Director Talent Search
- Mr. Marc Laviolette – Director, Undergraduate Admissions
- Mr. Jorge Lopez – Director, Office of Financial Aid
- Ms. Marisa Ouverson – Director of Enrollment Management, Lutgert College of Business
- Dr. Russell Sabella – Professor, Department of Counseling
- Dr. Paul Snyder – Senior Associate Provost & Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Performance
- Ms. Lauren Strunk – Associate Director, Prevention & Wellness Services
- Ms. Amy Swingle – Director, University Recreation & Wellness
- Student Success – Enrollment Management Action Task Force Florida Gulf Coast University
Timeline and Process. The Student Success – Enrollment Management Action Task Force
(SS-EMATF) met 9 times from October 30, 2017 to January 10, 2018 after the task force
was officially formed October 17, 2017.
a. A majority of the meetings were two hours in length.
b. Three sub-groups were created that met numerous times between regularly scheduled task force meetings.
- The SS-EMATF analyzed documents that created the Task Force on Student Success Report,
which was completed May 5, 2017. These documents included recommendations developed
by the following work groups: Student Progress, Faculty Involvement, and Advising.
The group also analyzed documents created by previous committees relating to Student
Engagement, Student Persistence, Enrollment Management and Online Education.
- The task force undertook a comprehensive analysis in which all of the items were identified
and prioritized with respect to directly impacting retention and four-year graduation
- The SS-EMATF then added to the list additional areas of concern determined to be important
to our charge, but that had not been identified in previous committee work.
- A task force developed a taxonomy of areas that encompassed all things related to
student success and enrollment management.
a. Multiple iterations of this taxonomy have been drafted over a 2-month period representing input from the entire task force where the following major areas/constructs were identified: admissions, academic engagement, student engagement, technology and communication, policies and procedures, structure and organization
- The SS-EMATF then reduced the taxonomy areas to the following: 1) Academic Engagement,
2) Student Engagement, and 3) Enrollment Management.
a. Each task force member was assigned to one of these taxonomy workgroups that further fleshed out objectives that would contain short-term and long-term action items that will serve as our recommendations to President Martin.
- The developed taxonomies guided the creation of three functional areas (e.g. academic
engagement, student engagement, and enrollment management) that were used to establish
a structural and functional framework of a Division of Student Success and Enrollment
Management at FGCU.
a. Existing offices, programs, activities and entities at FGCU as well as potentially new areas were identified that were felt to best align within the three proposed main areas.
- The SS-EMATF will provide President Martin a report on January 22, 2018 that will provide numerous objectives containing short-term and long-term recommendations that are aligned within the structural and functional framework that has been developed.
Proposed Structural and Functional Framework Guiding Principles and Assumptions:The following principles and assumptions guided the development of the conceptual structural and functional framework along with its objectives and recommendations:
- Established to directly support the Student Success Pillar of the 2017-2022 FGCU Strategic Plan.
- Established to allow for a new culture to be created that encompasses all aspects related to Student Success at FGCU.
- Established to align programs, services, and units that directly impact students' experience in a positive manner leading to timely graduation (e.g. 4 years) and the start of a promising career (e.g. gainful employment with a competitive salary or advanced program of study).
- Identified offices (or new ones proposed in red) were aligned based on common functions
so that opportunities and synergies for collaboration within 3 overarching constructs
can be optimized.
- Each of the 3 main constructs within the proposed division are designed to maximize synergies of similar, existing university programs and services that impact student success.
- Established to create a cohesive division to oversee all aspects of enrollment management from recruitment to graduation.
- Established to allow for the creation of new programs, services and offices that will
functionally and structurally align within the proposed division.
- Established to work seamlessly and synergistically with the Division of Academic Affairs, Division of University Advancement, and Division of Administrative Services and Finance.
- The Marketing & Communications and the Data Reporting & Analytics areas are shown as two distinct areas / functions that need dedicated staff to support this proposed Division.
- The SS-EMATF did not determine whether these functions should be fulfilled by a centralized or decentralized unit that already exists at FGCU.
- The proposed new division would have a Vice President, reporting to the President, leading all aspects of it. The structure and function of the current Division of Student Affairs would be re-organized into the proposed new division.
- A specific staffing plan or organizational chart was not established nor determined for the structural and functional framework that has been proposed.
The following file represents the structural and functional conceptual framework for the proposed Division of Student Success and Enrollment Management as well as the three specific functional areas (Enrollment Management, Student Engagement, Academic Engagement). This framework was developed by the SS-EMATF based on analyzing previous work performed by Task Force on Student Success Report (May 5, 2017) which included the following workgroups: Student Progress, Faculty Involvement, and Advising. Moreover, previous documents reflecting work performed by committees in the past related to Student Engagement, Student Persistence, Enrollment Management and Online Education were also analyzed.
- View/Print Structural and Functional Framework Diagram - Update for June 5 Board of Trustees Meeting
- View/Print Structural and Functional Framework Diagram
View Final Report to President Martin