Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.4

October 23, 2003


Enrolment Services makes its debut

A department has been born from the marriage of the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Student Recruitment. The new baby was announced by Vice-Rector Services Michael Di Grappa at the Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 16.

The goal is to realign the work of admissions, recruitment, enrolment analysis and process control, as well as communication with students. It comes out of the Enrolment Management Transformation Project (EMTP), which follows a trajectory from the first expression of interest by a student in coming to Concordia all the way through to that student’s potential graduation.

The EMTP started in 1998 to examine the university’s admission processes, related information systems and recruitment activities, and the reporting of statistics on those functions.

The creation of the Enrolment Services Department involves adjusting various roles, including that of Registrar Linda Healey. Associate Registrar Terry Too has had Director of Enrolment Analysis and Process Control added to his title.

Assistant Registrar Bruce Mackenzie is now Director of Government Reporting, Statistics and External Liaison. Director of Recruitment David Gobby is now Director of Communications and Services to Students. Another position has been created, that of Director of Admission Services and Recruitment, and a search is under way.

In his presentation to the board, Di Grappa said, “Co-operation among the Office of the Registrar, the Faculties, IITS and other stakeholders, as well as the dedication of all personnel involved, have allowed us to considerably improve our responsiveness and effectiveness by re-engineering the admission process and introducing advanced computer support systems.”

The EMTP will continue to look at enrolment management and further enhance the system, with more organizational changes expected in the spring.

Top scholars honoured

More than 230 undergraduate students were honoured at the fourth annual Arts and Science Awards evening, held at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall on Sept. 25. The centrepiece of the event was the awarding of cheques for $250 to 185 Arts and Science Scholars, students who had achieved the highest grade point averages in the Faculty last year.

Five departments and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute also used the occasion to hand out departmental awards to some of their top students. The Faculty awarded scholarships of $5,000 each to 34 international students. This year’s group were from Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Egypt, Kenya and Slovakia, among others.