By Daniel DeMarte Vice President for Academic Affairs
TCC’s new website organizes our diverse program offerings into what Web Communications calls “buckets.” The idea is that, rather than asking a student to comb through 150 programs, we first provide a higher level overview of what you can study at TCC and how the programs are related.
In higher ed speak, those “buckets” are known as “meta-majors.” And TCC is well on the way to adopting this concept. Continue reading →
With a total of 146 academic programs (and counting), creating and maintaining informational materials for all of our academic programs has been a challenge. With the sheer breadth of our academic offerings, by the time materials were designed, proofed, approved and printed, many were already out of date.
Jason Dyer started TCC while a student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth. He was featured in the most recent issue of CareerFocus.
What began as a SEM process map last spring has resulted in a manual that provides standardized information on TCC’s dual-enrollment program. Executive Staff approved the manual at its Feb. 5 meeting.
Many different people – dual-enrollment counselors, admissions staff, career coaches – may interact with high school students and parents interested in dual enrollment. With dual enrollment, college-ready high school juniors and seniors may take courses at TCC or at their own schools that will count toward college credit. Continue reading →
Group 1 is mapping admissions, orientation and placement testing. Back row, from left: Terry Eusebio, Khristy Horne, Ray Zatt, Sarah Swager, Nina Elopre, Joyce Flowers, Lauren Rappold, Tuenika Wynn. Seated: Kevin McCarthy, Meshea Vann, Carolyn Cheek, Holly Estrada, Apple Tarves. (Photo courtesy of Dan Cawley)
Sticky notes and markers in hand, five teams have launched Phase 2 of TCC’s Strategic Enrollment Management initiative: Applicant to Student. They are working on an aggressive timeline with finalized “future state” maps to be completed by Dec. 5 and action registries by Dec. 12.
“As everyone knows, enrollment is already trending downward for the spring semester,” said Chuck Lepper, vice president for Student Affairs and one of the college’s three SEM champions. “It is critical that we move more students through the enrollment funnel in order to reverse that trend as soon as possible.” Continue reading →