Enrollment Crisis Averted



While many universities are struggling to bring more students in, Marquette Universitys enrollment is steady. What is this private university doing differently? This five-part podcast will look into the enrollment issues in higher education, focusing on Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.


  • Enrollment Crisis Averted: Episode 5

    03/05/2018 Duración: 08min

    Episode Description: In the final episode of Enrollment Crisis Averted we speak with the director of the office of institutional research and development at Marquette, Alix Riley. Her office is in charge of all the data that Marquette uses around campus. We will talk about how the admissions team uses their data and why it helps. We will also look at the Hispanic Serving Institution task and how the office works with them. Dr. Riley will then comment on the problems they have had predicting data based on the admissions team’s new tactics. Finally, she will speak on the problem of demographics around the Wisconsin and Illinois area to wrap up our five-part series. Sources: http://www.marquette.edu/oira/enrl-dash.shtml https://marquettewire.org/3982607/news/new-admissions-strategy-results-in-increasing-acceptance-rate/ http://www.marquette.edu/oira/oira_staff.shtml

  • Enrollment Crisis Averted: Episode 4

    24/04/2018 Duración: 08min

    In this episode of Enrollment Crisis Averted we will find out about Marquette’s newest goal, to become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Dr. Jacki Black, the director of Hispanic initiatives will be interviewed as we learn about what the title of HSI actually means and why Marquette wants to become one. Some common misconceptions or rumors regarding HSI will be shot down and refuted. As well as looking at how close they are to getting it, and why the Milwaukee area and Marquette’s tactics will benefit Marquette greatly in order to gain the title of an HSI destination. Sources: http://www.marquette.edu/diversity/hispanic-serving-institution-initiative.php https://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/definition.html http://www.marquette.edu/diversity/resources.php

  • Enrollment Crisis Averted: Episode 3

    12/04/2018 Duración: 08min

    In this episode of Enrollment Crisis Averted we will look at another side of enrollment at Marquette. We will look at the Office of International Education(OIE). We will find out some of the problems they have and how they deal with it. The Associate Director of the OIE, Ellen Blauw, is interviewed and discusses some of the issues they face and how they deal with them. We will find out what exactly the OIE does in regard to international students. Alice Wei was just hired as a regional counselor in China, Blauw will share her thoughts on the new hire. We will also learn what Marquette uses to pitch to international students. Finally, Blauw will discuss how she gets in contact with 72 countries at once. Sources: https://marquettewire.org/3989206/news/new-admissions-employee-seeks-to-recruit-chinese-students/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-blauw-56765712 www.marquette.edu/explore

  • Enrollment Crisis Averted: Episode 2

    20/03/2018 Duración: 12min

    In this episode, Marquette University’s Dean of Admissions, Brian Troyer discusses recruitment, demographics, and revamping campus. The private university hired him in 2016, and in this episode, we will ask him what he actually does as the Dean of Admissions. He will respond to what Marquette does differently than the two other public institutions that he previously worked at. He will explain if he brought anything new into Marquette’s admissions department. He will also share his point of view on the changing of campus, and why he enjoys it so much. Now we will bring up the idea of demographic changes, and how much it can be a problem here at Marquette. Sources: https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/marquette-names-new-dean-of-admissions/ https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-colleges-are-facing-a-demographic-and-existential_us_59511619e4b0326c0a8d09e9 http://fox6now.com/2017/01/23/new-details-marquette-universitys-600m-plan-to-transform-its-milwaukee-campus/

  • Enrollment Crisis Averted: Episode 1

    22/02/2018 Duración: 09min

    In the first episode of Enrollment Crisis Averted, we will explain the problem that has arisen regarding higher education enrollment in the United States. We will interview two current Marquette University students: freshman JP Bauer and senior Jake Champe. We will ask them about their first-hand experience with the Marquette admissions team and see if things have changed over the course of four years. Both students will give their view on why they chose Marquette. They will explain the choices that they made that lead them to this Jesuit Institution. They will then respond to the whether or not the University admissions team actually reached out to them when they were thinking about what secondary education to attend. Finally, they will share their opinions on Dr. Lovell’s $600 million plan to revamp the campus and we will find out if that had an effect on their school choice. Sources: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/hsgec.nr0.htm https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/where-are-all-the-h