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Enrollment report as of April 25

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.

LAGER Committee Minutes 4/19/16

April 26th, 2016

Final LAGER Committee Minutes 4/19/16


Present: Melanie, Jennie, Lavon, Stephanie, Damon, Drew(recording), Suzanne, Kyle (chair)


Regrets: Dale, Caleb


    1. Meeting opened with a moment of silence 9:12am
    2. Minutes from 4/12/16 were approved


  • Drew will post to the moonroom site


  1. Title III grant follow up
      1. Look at grants from this year for ideas
      2. Sign up for email announcements – Suzanne has address
  2. Group divided into TEAMS for the remainder of the meeting

Two examples of XD applications

April 25th, 2016

[From Mark Dixon]

Example #1: User Design in nonprofit (suggested by alumni Wendy Lam who works in UD for UNICEF):

Within experience design, there is a set of methodologies and research methods that focus on the needs of people. It’s commonly called human-centered design or ethnographic research. That research could be highly technical or ethnographic depending on the product/service and objectives at hand.  Creating services that respect people’s needs and context in particular ensure a higher rate of adoption and success.

An example: U-report, an iteration of a mobile SMS technology that allows young people in low resource environments to interact with each other and governmental agencies. Some use cases include:

  • Asking sensitive questions about AIDS and sexuality
  • Determining if a clinic is open (so the family will not walk distance to another village only to find out otherwise)
  • Giving their governments feedback on unemployment, job applications requirements, etc., and therefore effect improvements

The same technology underlying U-report has also been used for

  • birth registrations (so new-borns and mothers could claim rights and benefits)
  • track school supplies and medical inventories
  • voter registrations

Example #2: User Design in Libraries (suggested by Guilford’s new UX Librarian Megan Hinson):

From College & Undergraduate Libraries Volume 22, Issue 3-4, 2015:

Walking in Your Users’ Shoes: An Introduction to User Experience Research as a Tool for Developing User-Centered Libraries

Abstract: In the past decade, User Experience research and design has gained significant traction in the business world. It also has much to offer to academic libraries. In this framework, the center of attention is always the users and their experience with an organization at all physical and digital touchpoints. User Experience research can be used to discover how patrons interact with the library as well as any potential trouble spots, where patrons become frustrated or even choose not to use the library at all. This research can then be used to inform user-centered design. User Experience research is an iterative process, and the work of discovering how patrons experience the library is never done.

Clerk’s Committee agenda for April 26, 2016

April 24th, 2016
Clerk’s Committee Meeting Agenda – Tuesday April 26, 2016 1:00 pm
1. Gathering and Moment of Silence – 3 minutes
2. Approval of Minutes from April 19, 2016 – 2 minutes
3. Review of faculty meeting April 20th – 20 minutes
   a. January Term
   b. BOT report
   c. Curriculum proposals
   d. Review process
4. For review: Agenda for faculty meeting on April 27th – 20 minutes
   a. QEP framework (for provisional or directional approval)
   b. Kathy Adams: Canvas replacing Moodle
   c. Proposal for new minor in XD
   d. LAGER
   e. Integrity for Guilford faculty response
 5. For discussion: Remaining business for year’s end, plans for summer and next year – 20 minutes
Close in silence

Enrollment report as of April 18th

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.


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