Event Title

Role of Student Services in Recruitment and Retention in the NAU School of Forestry Katherine

Presenter Information

Leao DeWald
Laura E. DeWald

Location

Rees / High County Conference Center

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/

Start Date

3-16-2004 10:00 AM

End Date

3-16-2004 10:30 AM

Description

In times of declining enrollment, increasing budget constraints, increased FTE scrutiny, and the need for departments to justify their personnel, having a student services coordinator (SSC) might seem like a luxury position that is subject to elimination. Yet, we suggest that a SSC is crucial to forestry programs, and that the benefits far outweigh the costs. An effective SSC can provide personal attention and mentoring which are keys for successful recruitment and retention, therefore, increasing FTEs. These key activities are often neglected without a SSC, because everyone’s time is already overcommitted.

Comments

Session 12. Recruitment. Recommended Citation: Leao, Katherine and DeWald, Laura E. (2004) "Role of student services in the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry," Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 12, Article 22. Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/iss1/22

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Role of Student Services in Recruitment and Retention in the NAU School of Forestry Katherine

Rees / High County Conference Center

In times of declining enrollment, increasing budget constraints, increased FTE scrutiny, and the need for departments to justify their personnel, having a student services coordinator (SSC) might seem like a luxury position that is subject to elimination. Yet, we suggest that a SSC is crucial to forestry programs, and that the benefits far outweigh the costs. An effective SSC can provide personal attention and mentoring which are keys for successful recruitment and retention, therefore, increasing FTEs. These key activities are often neglected without a SSC, because everyone’s time is already overcommitted.

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