November 29th, 2017
Please feel free to discuss the Guilford Edge proposal and its various parts here.
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The Guilford Edge website is here.
Feedback collected by the Edge team about the changes to the semester calendar and weekly schedule is here.
The faculty Learning Collaboratively folder is here, the index with background information and proposals is here, and the working list of ideas prepared for the December 6 faculty meeting is here.
The first draft of a faculty plan for the Learning Collaboratively proposal, prepared by Clerk’s Committee, based on discussion at the December 6 meeting, is here.
The second draft of a faculty plan for the Learning Collaboratively proposal, containing updates after the December 15 faculty meeting, is here.
May 11th, 2016
Here is the most recent report from the Enrollment division on the incoming first-year class. The data set we’ve been watching is below. After that, we have a second table with a comparison on several statistics between the incoming 2016 first-years and the group which deposited in 2015. Finally, we have a look at some more detailed demographic information.
Thanks to everyone for your kind words and congratulations on meeting/exceeding our Fall Traditional 2016 deposit goal. Along with the regular numbers, thought that you might want to know a little bit about the profile of the class.
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- The SSP is the Student Success Program which helps students transition to college.
- The numbers are slightly different between the tables because the middle table comes from May 6 numbers while the others are from May 9.
May 6th, 2016
Here is the latest enrollment report as of May 2, one day after the national May 1 deadline for students to commit to the college of their choice. As you can see below, we have more students deposited (391) than any year in the past three. That is a very big deal for us. This number can change over summer in either direction as students change their plans – we are likely to lose some to “melt” and gain some from late deciders and late applicants – but we are obviously in a better position going into summer than in recent years.
Congratulations and thanks are due the enrollment staff and all who’ve worked with them this year. We will need to work and adjust to accommodate this large incoming class, but that is a good challenge to have.
I am pleased to share that we have exceeded our May 1 deposit goal for incoming first year students. It is shaping up to be a strong class with an academic and diversity profile comparable with previous years. I am extraordinarily grateful for all of the hard work that the Guilford College community has put into bringing this class in: faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, our personal and professional partners, everyone. This is really a community achievement. Moving forward, all of us will continue to have a role to play in providing the Guilford experience we’ve promised to the Class of 2020 and our entire student body. Indeed, our work is far from over and, in fact, it’s really just beginning – for all of us. Thank you for your continued and passionate partnership.
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April 27th, 2016
Here are updated numbers as of April 25th. Arlene writes:
Not much to say about this week’s numbers. Of course, with the national notification date being May 1 our team is actively calling those students who have not made a decision one way or the other, answering any last minute questions, connecting them with the right campus people and spreading Guilford joy. We are watching with caution as the discount rate is creeping up a little faster than we’d hoped. Meaning our aid strategy is working, but maybe more for those with the better profile (and therefore the more generous aid packages). Hoping for at least 50 more by Monday.
Thanks for your all of your support.
April 20th, 2016
Here is the latest enrollment picture from Arlene and the enrollment staff. Arlene writes:
Here is the enrollment report for this week. As you see, we are picking up our numbers for traditional student deposits. This is only for first time/full time students. Because we offered our first “orientation” session as a part of the second Spring Into Guilford program last year, we had a significant number of athletes who made their deposits, allowing them to register for classes early. Many athletes have not deposited for this fall yet. We expect to get those deposits or other indicators of commitment into the system in the next couple of days.
April 14th, 2016
Here are updated numbers from the enrollment group. Arlene writes:
Attached please find the new student enrollment report for this week. In response to their Spring Into Guilford experience, our office has received a number of calls and emails from students and/or their parents indicating that the choice has been made in Guilford’s favor, not as many of those calls and note as I’d like to see have actually materialized into deposits. We continue to call each student, invite
them to visit and connect them with members of our community. If we match our yield rate of (close to) 18% of the admitted students enrolling, we will have about 334 new traditional students. That is above our projected numbers. Yielding at a disappointing 17% will bring us close to the projected 312 (315) new traditional students. At the end of the month I will begin to share the transfer and CCE numbers. At this point they are too low to really provide helpful
Thanks to everyone for the support and enthusiasm around Spring Into Guilford.
April 8th, 2016
Arlene Cash heard a request from Jane’s community forum last week to share enrollment information with the community as we work to increase enrollment. The following table shows our traditional enrollment this year compared to the same date in the previous three years. It is not an exact comparison because the schedule of enrollment events was different (and earlier) last year. Arlene writes:
We are hoping to see a spike in deposit numbers after the Spring Into Guilford program this weekend. Last year we had two one day programs and the first one was towards the end of March. I expect that event helped move the deposit numbers as we expect them to be moved similarly after our program next week. Keeping our eyes on progress.
Here’s the table: