Draft framework proposes principles to guide enrolment planning
By Craig Leroux, Senior Communications Officer
The Strategic Enrolment Management Group (SEMG) is seeking feedback from the Queen’s community on a draft of its Long-Term Strategic Enrolment Management Framework. The framework, developed after a process of extensive community engagement and consultation by the SEMG, proposes five key principles to guide enrolment planning at Queen’s.
“The aim of the framework is to ensure that our enrolment-related plans and actions further the university’s academic mission, encourage student success and support our financial sustainability,” says Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). “It is a tool to guide the university’s academic, administrative and support units as they work towards our enrolment goals.”
The report suggests the following five key principles for enrolment planning:
- Enrolment-related activities will align with the institution’s mission, values, strengths and priorities to support excellence in teaching and research and the quality of the student experience;
- Budgetary, academic, student life and resource considerations will inform enrolment planning;
- The university will consider emerging post-secondary education markets and demand in enrolment planning;
- Supporting student success in and out of the classroom underlies all activity; and
- Enrolment and student population mix planning will consider impact on the broader community.
The framework also outlines specific goals and actions associated with each of the principles.
The framework does not propose specific enrolment targets, rather, the SEMG will continue to develop rolling three-year enrolment projections for consideration by the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD), and proposes the framework guide this process. A set of key performance indicators will allow the university to track its performance in a number of enrolment-related areas.
In developing the framework, the SEMG reviewed a number of strategic planning documents and received input from faculty, staff, students and the broader Queen’s community.
Comment on the draft framework is invited from anyone in the university community, and can be sent by email no later than noon on February 18. The draft framework will then be presented to the Senate Committee on Academic Development before going to Senate for approval in March.