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Tere North
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:56 pm

wiu712 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:35 am
The Western Illinois University department of Institution Research and Planning announced its Fall 2018 enrollment of 6,778 full-time students and 1,724 part-time students for a combined total of 8,502 enrolled students on both Macomb and Quad City campuses.

This is an 11% decrease from a year ago when 9,441 full-time and part-time students were enrolled during the Fall 2017 semester.

Headline story in today's McDonough County Voice:
Enrollment decline sparks discussion in Faculty Senate.
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/2018 ... lty-senate
And yet, President Thomas, and now Senior VP Rives, say we are all on track :roll:
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Neckfansince71
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:26 pm

It is going to take a little bit of time to right the ship Tere! It took a number of years for WIU to get to this point and it is going to take some time to positively change things back. ;) jc
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:02 pm

This is an 11% decrease from a year ago
Most reporters are poor at math. This is a 9.9% decrease from a year ago. Math is hard, I guess.
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Tere North
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:58 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:26 pm
It is going to take a little bit of time to right the ship Tere! It took a number of years for WIU to get to this point and it is going to take some time to positively change things back. ;) jc
Yes, it takes time, but both Rives and Thomas ignored the problem for far too long, always giving excuses. Only because it has gotten as bad as it has is there any chance they'll even begin to pay attention and seek an understanding of what the real problems are instead of what they "think" they are.
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Tere North
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:05 am

Macomb on-campus total down 13.42% to just 6,296, including freshmen down 25.58% to 1,286 and all grade levels down a minimum of 6.18% (seniors).
Quad Cities on-campus total down 11.41% to just 792.

What is up is online (extension)

Macomb online up 12.19% to 939
Quad Cities online up 8.45% to 475

http://www.wiu.edu/IRP/enrollments/2019/fall/hc.php
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:53 am

Tere North wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:05 am
Macomb on-campus total down 13.42% to just 6,296.
We have just about hit that 6,000 enrollment number that President Goldfarb had predicted back in the early 2000's.
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Tere North
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:33 pm

wiu712 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:53 am
Tere North wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:05 am
Macomb on-campus total down 13.42% to just 6,296.
We have just about hit that 6,000 enrollment number that President Goldfarb had predicted back in the early 2000's.
Yep, we should hit it in the spring when enrollment is typically lower than in the fall - grads and those not returning are greater than new students.
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:21 pm

So it would not be surprising if we hit "low tide" in January. With strong commitment from faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and Macomb and a true direction, we should be on the way up next fall. We just got to get the word out and keep the students that come here for an education on campus and successful. You know 712, if Al predicted 6000 a number of years ago why didn't he start the process of change? ;) jc
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Tere North
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:11 am

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:21 pm
So it would not be surprising if we hit "low tide" in January. With strong commitment from faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and Macomb and a true direction, we should be on the way up next fall. We just got to get the word out and keep the students that come here for an education on campus and successful. You know 712, if Al predicted 6000 a number of years ago why didn't he start the process of change? ;) jc
The key is "a true direction."
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:50 am

Tere North wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:11 am
Neckfansince71 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:21 pm
So it would not be surprising if we hit "low tide" in January. With strong commitment from faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and Macomb and a true direction, we should be on the way up next fall. We just got to get the word out and keep the students that come here for an education on campus and successful. You know 712, if Al predicted 6000 a number of years ago why didn't he start the process of change? ;) jc
The key is "a true direction."
So are we or are we or aren't we a "Directional School?"..........crickets chirping.
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