The University of Hawaiʻi, nationally recognized for its graduation initiatives, was one of six state entities that presented at the Complete College America (CCA) 2017 Annual Convening, the preeminent gathering of nationally-renowned architects of college completion efforts. More than 700 higher education leaders and advocates from around the country attended the three-day November conference in New Orleans, the organization’s largest convening to date. More at UH News.
In Spring 2017, the UH System Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy office convened an ad hoc team to review the successful enrollment management strategies implemented by Georgia State University.
Composed of vice chancellors for academic affairs, vice chancellors for student affairs, financial aid director, student success director, institutional research director, former P-20 director, chancellor representative, the team identified four areas of need: financial aid work study, retention grants, summer academies, and academic program redesign.
Scope of Work:
- review enrollment management strategies implemented at Georgia State
- research national and local activities and success data
- create final report with recommended strategies
- send report to the UHCC and UH system enrollment management committees
January 2017 initial meeting to confirm purpose and plan of action
March/April 2017 send recommendations to UH system enrollment management team
- Executive Summary
- Best Practices for Federal Work Study for Student Success
- UHCC Summer Bridge Programs
- Retention Grant Scholarship Examples
- TEM Summer Bridge Research
- Summer Bridge Data (2014-2016) by Student Characteristics
In addition, within the executive summary, there are links that provide additional details on the enrollment management strategies.
In December 2016, Dr. Tim Renick, Vice Provost and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, conducted a series of presentations for faculty, staff, and administrators on the award-winning enrollment management strategies implemented by Georgia State University (GSU). Using the strategies of GSU as the basis for discussion, the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges System Office convened a systemwide ad hoc team to assess the enrollment management needs of our ten campuses.
Representatives from UH Mānoa, Honolulu CC, Kapiʻolani CC, Leeward CC and Hawaiʻi P-20 gathered at the June 2017 Purpose First Convening in Indianapolis, IN, to network with other states working on Purpose First initiatives and link their purpose-driven strategies with partner organizations such as NACADA, AACRAO and NCDA. Purpose First focuses on better aligning academic and career plans from the start of degree or credential program. It includes redesigning academic advising, using relevant tools to connect labor market information to majors, providing career guidance in the curriculum and connecting employers for work-based learning opportunities.
The Office of STEM Education (OSE) hosted the 2017 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Consortium in January 2017 at UH Mānoa. The focus of the consortium was to a) incorporate and grow the ICT pathway in support of the Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative, b) discuss how to better guide students who are interested in fields relating to information and computers into ICT majors at UH, c) align various UH course, student learning outcomes and articulation requirements and d) hear from industry on workforce opportunities in ICT.
More than 40 participants from across all 10 campuses discussed current and future ICT workforce needs, heard from students and academic counselors on the barriers and challenges of navigating through the UH curriculum, and shared ideas on improving transfer pathways.
A panel of Hawai‘i Chief Information Officers council and business leaders in Information Technology discussed the state’s job forecasting and human resources professionals shared how UH can prepare its students for ICT jobs. OSE will continue to convene the ICT group to work on furthering these efforts.