Sunday, April 14, 2024
The RP Group

IEPI Applied Solution Kit -- Strategic Enrollment Management


ASK Overview

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. 

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 topic area resources are hosted on the Vision Resource Center. Search for Strategic Enrollment Management.

ASK Topic Area Leads

Michelle Barton (Project co-lead), Palomar College

Cathy Hasson (Project co-lead), Formerly at San Diego Community College District


Joan Decker, formerly at Palomar College

Ron Gerhard, Chabot Las Positas Community College District

Sherrie Guerrero, formerly at Mt. San Jacinto College

Craig Justice, formerly at Irvine Valley College

Mandy Liang, City College of San Francisco

Anneliese Mondrof, Chancellor's Office

Pamela Moses, San Diego City College

John Mullen, Chancellor's Office

Jane Patton, formerly at Mission College

Jane Saldana-Talley, Santa Rosa Jr. College

Dan Walden, Victor Valley College

Michelle White, The RP Group

Funders and Partners

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD)