“Access Success” with David McDonald of Western Oregon University

Student Paths Q & A for Enrollment Professionals by Western Oregon University's David McDonald Q: What’s the key to increasing freshmen student retention? A: Student retention (success) is the result of equal levels of effort and commitment by the student and the university. College graduation must be the students’ goal from the first day. Students must be open to changing work and study habits to meet the increased expectations and independence of college. Students must be willing … [Read more...]

“Leadership Coaching Session 3: Leadership in Higher Education” with Steven Fulmer, author and leadership coach

Student Paths Leadership Tips for Enrollment Professionals by Steven B. Fulmer, author and leadership coach With the goal of higher education to graduate students who are smarter, better, wiser, and more effective when they leave than when they came in, why wouldn’t that same principle apply to the people who work there? How best can you as an enrollment management leader engage employees to achieve greatness and meet or exceed individual, team, and institutional recruitment goals, … [Read more...]

“Leadership Coaching Session 2: Effective Leadership” with Steven Fulmer, author and leadership coach

Student Paths Leadership Tips for Enrollment Professionals by Steven B. Fulmer, author and leadership coach Effective leaders in any context are masterful at connecting to the people they are leading. You see, everyone, from the VP of Enrollment to the student worker has a story they want to tell about their life. Though many people aren’t conscious of their story, they make decisions every day based on it. We choose the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the bumper stickers we display, … [Read more...]

“Leadership Coaching Session 1: What is a Leader?” with Steven Fulmer, author and leadership coach

Student Paths Leadership Tips for Enrollment Professionals by Steven B. Fulmer, author and leadership coach Here’s the irony. Everyone is in a position of leadership, whether they like it or not, accept it or not, want it or not. Now that may seem like a contradiction to the idea that leaders are those that others want to follow by choice, because clearly there are plenty of people we don’t want to follow, in fact, you might be working for one of them. Be that as it may, everyone is a … [Read more...]