“And the SEMMY goes to…”

Winners of Tidewater Community College SEMMY awards for Strategic Enrollment Management Contributions.

Celebrating their team’s SEMMY award are, from left, David Ekker, Christine Damrose-Mahlman, Jennifer Harpham and Constance King

As the mapping of SEM Phase 1 comes to a close, on Monday the core SEM team paused to reflect on its accomplishments.

After a video welcome by President Baehre-Kolovani, Daniel DeMarte, Chuck Lepper and James Toscano, the project champions, awarded team members with “SEMMYs” in such categories as Most Steps Reduced, Best Process Mapping, Most Team Encouragement, Most Responsibility, Most Flexible Team, Busiest Team, and Most Ambitious Team.

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Celebrating Milestones in SEM!

It’s an exciting time in our evolving strategic enrollment management process, and I wanted to share some highlights – milestones really.

We told you back in December that Goal 1.1 of the college’s 2013-2018 strategic plan is to develop a sound SEM process, a huge undertaking we approached with vigor.

We’re still early in a complete implementation of SEM but we’ve accomplished so much in this short time thanks to the teamwork of many of our colleagues. Some highlights we’re thrilled to share: Continue reading

Simplifying high school pre-enrollment by 99 steps

SEM process mappingOver the past several weeks, the TCC community has provided insight and feedback regarding our pre-enrollment process. It became clear that one of the first steps in SEM should be to develop a clearer understanding of our current processes and then strategically develop a vision for the future.

So last week, TCC provided process mapping training to 22 college employees, who represented a cross-section of the college and included members of the faculty, executive staff and functional experts.  This group of individuals will serve as the college’s “SEM Train-the-Trainer Process Mapping Team” and will be responsible for continuing to help engage the college community and guide the SEM process. Continue reading