Peer-Reviewed Paper Published: Managing Course, Program, and Faculty Information to Help Students Make Better Enrollment Decisions

Getting students enrolled in the right programs and courses at the right time can have a big impact on their success. Students often select majors and enroll in a course with a set of expectations that are very different from reality. Providing richer and more relevant information can reduce these problems. By studying this article and its linked resources, and by using the associated shared files, you will be able to:

  • Explain the most important sources of course and program information available to students.
  • Develop a design document that clearly communicates the expected learning accomplishments and course structure of a program.
  • Develop a plan to improve the quality of syllabi and their accessibility by various constituents.
  • Develop a plan to improve the management process for catalog and syllabus development, approval, and publishing.
  • Develop a rubric to help faculty author and review syllabi.
  • Construct a Course Bulletin/Prospectus that enables students to select courses based on their preferred instructional mode and other important characteristics.
  • Construct and share end of course surveys and faculty online portfolios that provide relevant information that helps students select courses and instructors.

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The above peer-reviewed paper was published on the Higher Education Leadership Learning Online (HELLO) Community. The HELLO Community is an international, peer led and fed organization whose vision is “to become the resource of choice for higher education leaders when seeking practical information about performing their jobs with excellence”. HELLO is an information aggregator of articles, books, useful web sites and events, a powerful set of networking tools, and an open source online journal focused on practical solutions to higher ed management and leadership issues. Community membership is required for complete access to resources and is restricted to those who hold or have held a higher ed leadership position. There is no cost, advertising, or membership data sharing with other organizations.

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