Many California Community Colleges (CCC) are seeking guidance on how to implement new approaches designed to increase institutional effectiveness. To support these efforts, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), the RP Group, and a diverse array of strategic partners are teaming up to create the Applied Solution Kit (ASK). Current topic areas included in the ASK include Change Leadership, Data Disaggregation, Guided Pathways, Integrated Planning, and Strategic Enrollment Management. New ASK topic areas are anticipated and will be developed based on evolving challenges and opportunities facing CCC.
Strategic Enrollment Management ASK Summary
Utilizing a definition of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) established by a cross-disciplinary group of CCC professionals, the SEM ASK project team is creating a framework to document exemplary practices, processes, and strategies used by colleges, districts, and the CCC system to advance student access and success while ensuring fiscal viability of each respective college and district. Each SEM ASK concept, tool, and resource is designed to holistically guide and support the unique enrollment management planning and implementation considerations present at each CCC.
The RP Group's Work
The RP Group's role in this project has been to help develop a foundational SEM framework utilizing data collected from a CCC system survey of SEM practices, literature review, examination of case studies from the field, and collecting feedback from the SEM Advisory Committee comprised of leaders from across the CCC system. Within this framework, practitioners will find resource guides to support FTES and productivity calculations, CCC budget and reporting requirements, course scheduling supports, marketing, data tools, and high impact student success, retention, and persistence strategies.
All of this work is being organized with the goal of establishing and maintaining a sustainable community of practice designed to support current and future CCC practitioners. SEM ASK resources are hosted on the Professional Learning Network. Go here to view the Strategic Enrollment ASK.
ASK Topic Area Leads
Cathy Hasson, The RP Group
Michelle Barton, Palomar College
Craig Justice, The RP Group
Jane Patton, Mission College
Joan Decker, Palomar College
John Mullen, The RP Group
Michelle White, The RP Group
Ron Gerhard, Chabot College
Sherrie Guerrero, Mt. San Jacinto College
Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Cypress College
Funders and Partners
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)
Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD)