Action Item 1.1

Educational and professional development opportunities for the offices of Enrollment Management and Student Life

Given the changing demographics of students nationally, the shortfall that is anticipated in the next five years in the Midwest region, and the continued need to recruit students from larger, more diverse geographical regions of the country, it is imperative that our Enrollment Management and Student Life teams be strong leaders in the admissions and support of our students and their families.

Accepted Action Steps:

Responsible Parties: Enrollment Management and Student Life
Implementation Chair: Bart Harvey, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission
CIVC Attachè: Janneal Gifford, Academic Advisor CONHP

Responsible Parties: Committee on Academic and Professional Standards and Enrollment Management
Implementation Chair: Bart Harvey, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission
CIVC Attachè: Anne Raich, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

Action Steps for Strategic Discussion and Potential Implementation:

Responsible Parties: Enrollment Management and CIVC/Task Force
Implementation Chair: Jennifer Easthope, Interim Executive Director of Retention
CIVC Attachè: Anne Raich, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

Updates:

Social Justice: Financial Literacy (CORE-115 approved event): Monday, March 28, 2022 at 4:30pm

  • Sponsored by Action Agenda (snacks) and Office of Enrollment and Retention (scholarship)
  • Presentation given by our partners from United Way
  • Attended by 16 students
  • 1 winner from the $200 book scholarship drawing

Financial Aid 101Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6:00pm

  • Sponsored by Action Agenda (catering) and Office of Enrollment and Retention (scholarships)
  • Presentation given by Ann Weitgenant, Associate Director of Financial Aid
  • Attended by 85 students
  • All attendees will be receiving a $100 book scholarship

Additional Updates:
Present through OMP mid-September. Final date TBD based on presenter availability and campus activities 
Implement a non-transcripted, required financial literacy course for students to complete throughout their time at Valpo
Work on developing content around topics that will best support our underrepresented students 
Identify resources and opportunities through which we can develop content. Use these to create a skeleton for the program 
Created a team representing areas on campus that can best support the topic of financial literacy

Responsible Parties: Executive Director for Retention & Student Success in collaboration with various campus constituencies
Implementation Chair: Jennifer Easthope, Interim Executive Director of Retention