Framework will guide enrolment planning
By Craig Leroux, Senior Communications Officer
A framework to guide enrolment planning at Queen’s over the next 10 years was approved by Senate at its March 25 meeting. The Long-term Strategic Enrolment Management Framework lays out a variety of factors for consideration within the enrolment management process . The framework also details principles, goals and actions aimed at aligning enrolment management with the university’s strategic priorities.
“This framework is an important planning tool that will help Queen’s manage enrolment strategically to the best advantage of its distinctive academic mission,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “It is closely aligned with the Strategic Framework and will promote two of our key strategic drivers, an enhanced student experience and improved financial sustainability.”
The framework was developed by the Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG) and informed by community engagement and consultation. It considers external factors such as government funding and the demand for post-secondary education, as well as internal factors such as institutional capacity and student retention.
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Chair of the SEMG, says the framework will be used by the SEMG, which includes all Deans, to develop annual enrolment targets.
“The framework itself does not suggest specific numbers because a 10-year timeframe involves too much uncertainty,” says Harrison. “Rather, the SEMG will continue to recommend rolling three-year enrolment targets to Senate through SCAD each year, informed by the Long-term Enrolment Management Framework.”
The SEMG’s short-term enrolment projections for 2014-15 and 2015-16 will be submitted to SCAD at its April meeting and will then proceed to Senate, for its consideration.