Strategic Enrollment Planning (SEP) is an organized effort to connect mission, current state, and the changing environment to long-term enrollment and fiscal health, resulting in a concrete, written plan of action.
Strategic Enrollment Planning (SEP) integrates academic and co-curricular planning and aligns planning to respond to trends and enrollment pressures.
How is SEP different from previous planning efforts?
- SEP is clearly outlined, transparent, and predictable
- SEP is integrated & iterative—no longer ad hoc
- SEP allows for ideas to be aligned with desired outcomes & measures
- SEP moves recommendations into more detailed plans with timelines to be considered for funding
- SEP announces which proposals are funded, why, and our shared desired values and outcomes
What you should know
- Sewanee resides in an incredibly complex and challenging enrollment environment unlike anything we have experienced historically.
- The decline of students seeking a four year degree translates into an acute and material financial impact on colleges nationwide, including Sewanee.
- To thrive, Sewanee must create incremental prospective demand and significantly improve retention by swiftly installing curricular and non-curricular changes that ensure near and long term financial viability.