Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BOT Unhappy with SIUC Admin

Apparently the SIU BOT isn't very impressed with the administration's plans for getting enrollment back up. Fall enrollment is projected slightly down and PresidentPoshard said in yesterday's Morning Coversation that, due to cuts in grants and financial aid, he expects to see a signficiant hit in next springs enrollemnt numbers.

It's intersting that President Posard blames the impementation of the Banner software as a reason when enrollment is down:

Poshard said the drop could be attributed to several factors.

“We are implementing a new Banner system and that takes time to put together, particularly when we are in an enrollment period,” Poshard said. “And with the economic situation being what it is, it’s getting harder and harder to pay for higher education. Students are choosing to stay at community colleges.”

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