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Update – January 27, 2017

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Hello San Jacinto College Community,

January has been a busy month!  I can’t believe it is nearly over.  I guess that is a sign how fast 2017 will be moving!  I want to provide you with an update on the following:  1) Enrollment, 2) 85th Legislative Session, and 3) Pathways.

Enrollment:  For the spring 2017 semester, our college enrollment is up — 2.4 percent in headcount and 2.5 percent in contact hours.  This is great news!  The deans, department chairs, and many faculty members have analyzed the enrollment areas so we understand gains and losses, but overall I am very pleased that we have netted an increase.   We will also be analyzing the spring enrollment in order to understand student persistence from fall to spring.  While recruiting new students is important, student retention and persistence are even more important. Our focus for the rest of the semester is retention and engagement. I know this is the hard work! Read the rest of this entry »