How

How is the Strategic Enrollment Management work actually happening?

The Enrollment Management Executive Committee (EMEC) consists of facutly, staff, and students from all areas of the campus. The committee has been working for more than a year to coordinate, energize and think intentionally about UNO's recruitment and retention efforts. The EMEC reports directly to Chancellor Christensen and oversees two campus-wide networks:

  • Recruitment Network - a working group of UNO stakeholders committed to strengthening recruitment of new students
  • Retention Network - a working group of UNO stakeholders committed to retaining more of our current students

Please contact Lisa Paskewitz if you would like join or learn more about these networks.

How can faculty help retain and recruit students?

Every faculty member can start with small and specific steps which can increase student retention. Below are some specific best practices that faculty at UNO can try in the immediate future:

  • Learn several more students' names in large courses in order to deepen student connections
  • Start department meetings with stories of student success
  • Develop strategies and programs to recruit undecided students to your major
  • Connect with student groups or clubs including ones that are outside your department/college in order to build networks and inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Join the retention and/or recruitment networks at UNO in order to contribute to the larger community

How can staff participate?

Every staff member at UNO can be positive and honest about UNO when talking about your work in any context. Staff members can:

  • Be an ambassador for our campus - share your experiences and ideas with other organizations, schools, or other settings.
  • When students engage with any staff member, ask them about their classes or their experience at UNO, share those stories with others
  • Join the retention and/or recruitment networks at UNO in order to contribute to the larger community

How can students participate?

Students have a significant stake in strengthening the institution and building connections with one another that increase the likelihood of success. There are many ways that students can contribute, some starting points are below:

  • Take the lead in forming study groups in specific classes or major
  • Work with other students on campus on issues you care about
  • Participate in service projects either through your courses or through other volunteer opportunities
  • Come to a speaker or special event on campus to push outside your comfort zone
  • Join the retention and/or recruitment networks at UNO in order to contribute to the larger community