The Gateway to College National Network office works closely with our programs on initiatives intended to support and enhance their work with students and in the communities. One such project has developed over the past 18 months, where national office staff has worked with eight programs to increase their enrollments through the development and implementation of new enrollment tactics.
In the spring of 2014, the eight programs gathered for a strategic planning session to determine their strengths and shortcoming when it came to enrolling new students. The planning session led to the formation of teams, who worked together to create and implement Strategic Enrollment Plans in early 2015. Their work over the past year culminated in the Gateway to College Summer Enrollment Conference, hosted in Portland in June 2015. At the conference, the enrollment teams shared best practices with colleagues from 36 Gateway to College programs who, in turn, began development of their own enrollment plans.
As we move in to fall, and a new academic year, the eight enrollment teams are continuing to roll out their plans and GtCNN staff is working on producing enrollment elearning modules that will be made available for all programs in the network.