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Moving from Surviving to Thriving


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Moving from Surviving to Thriving

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Moving from Surviving to Thriving

  1. 1. Moving from Surviving to Thriving: A Discussion for Small, Private, and Independent Universities
  2. 2. Grant Greenwood- Director of Admissions Joel Templeton- Graduate Admission Counselor
  3. 3. Graduate School Structure  Who makes decisions that affect your graduate programs, policy, and procedures?  Do you have a Graduate Dean or Director of Admissions?  Who makes admission decisions?
  4. 4. Department Structure  How does your department/office structure affect your productivity?  Do the responsibilities of your team members make effective use of their time?  What does the graduate admissions office’s relationship with the undergraduate admissions office look like?
  5. 5. Vice President for Enrollment Management Director of Admissions Coordinator ofGraduateAdmissionsUG Admission Counselors Graduate Admission Counselors Coordinator of UG Admissions Associate VP for Enrollement Management Director of Financial Aid Financial Aid Team Campus Visit Coordinator Group Visit Coordinator GA/Student Workers InternationalAdmissionCounselors
  6. 6. Lead Generation  How do you allocate your recruiting resources?  Online Marketing  Postcards  Name purchasing  Fairs, Conferences, etc  Do you/how do you recruit your own students?  Evaluating cost vs. return: Is what you’re doing worth it?
  7. 7. Financial Aid  When during the admission process do you have The Talk?  How does your University allocate scholarship funds?  As outside funding for students becomes more limited, what has your institution done to counteract?
  8. 8. Empowering OURSELVES  Are you part of any organizations meant for schools like ours?  Are there local partnerships you have created within or outside of your institutions?  What is your relationship with other institutions like ours?
  9. 9. Open Discussion Time Joel Templeton Graduate Admission Counselor Hardin-Simmons University Box 16050 | Abilene, Texas 79698 (325) 670-1682