The Division of Enrollment Services Newsletter
Southern Methodist University
An Electronic Newsletter of
Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, and the University Registrar
Volume I, Issue VI         April 2002
Star Staff for April
Next Division Staff Meeting
- May 1 - 8:30am H-T Forum the meeting will have a Division focus.
Award Letters for First Year student are flying out the door.
Over 3500 sent by April 5th.
Mary Beard and June Hagler - Kudos for your efforts to eliminate the bi-weekly reporting of student employment data to the Department of Ed. As of December 31, 2001 institutions are allowed to collect electronic signatures on time records.
Adrienne and Sarah Hawa - SMU Kitty Kat Assistance Patrol. They have strategically place small dishes of food and water on campus for our SMU cat population. In the hot months Adrienne uses her lunch hour to check and fill the bowls. Give them a great big MEOW!
Bimpe Ayanwola, Eartha Walls, Connie Buczynski, Josh Ruiz, Tiffany Hawkins, and Delaine Ringel - attended the General Revenue Corporation workshop on March 15 at which they obtained valuable information on collecting past due accounts.
Eartha Walls - grandmother, Mary Armstrong will be 103 on March 4. Go Mrs. Armstrong!
Marilyn Prokup's son John was named to Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. YEA! John.
Betiel Hailemichael, Student Financial Specialist
Stephen Forrester, Information Systems Specialist, Registrar's Office
Barbara Waters, May 1 - moving to Business School to be South Quad Senior Financial Aid Counselor serving MBA, Graduate Arts, Graduate Engineering, and Theology
Winn Perdue, May 1 moving to the Law School to be the North Quad Senior Financial Aid Counselor serving Law, Graduate Dedman, and MLA
Peggy Boykin - 18 Years!
Joe Papari - 12 years
Paula Anderson - 4 years
June Hagler - 3 years
Erin O'Neil - 2 years
Dewayne Espinosa - 1 year
Cary Shumate - 1 yr
Cruz Lopez - May 3
Stephen Forrest - May 7
Norm Leiber - May 14
Nena Case - May 15
Sarah Parsons - May 19
Patricia May - May 20
Irma Herrera - May 21
Jean Porter - May 27
Laura Harrington - March 28
Very Important Ponies
of our VIPs this month are:
Kelly McMillan - walked a student from her area to the literature rack and handed him a transfer application.
Ernie Calderon - assisted a student in retrieving a refund for an internal error. He made sure the student received what he was entitled to. Thank you Ernie for giving good customer service.
Mike Holt - took responsibility for a large project and completed it well before deadline.
Laura Del Rio - In the middle of a busy day, (and we all have many things to do) Laura offered to stop and help me with some issues and problems. She also offered to work on a Saturday, if I needed, to help me catch-up! This attitude is a very important start to great customer service and DES cross area team work.
in Registrar's Area
Requisite checking - Fall 2002 Continuing Student Enrollment brings with it many new and exciting changes. One of the less visible ones is requisite checking. Undergraduate Cox School of Business agreed to be our pilot school in implementing this new functionality. Prior to Fall 2002, departments monitored enrollment in their classes by placing restrictions on them. The restriction could be anything from a student's major or minor, minimum required GPA, University Honors, and the list goes on. Departments will now be given the option to control enrollment based on the required courses they define in the Course Catalog. What is a required course? Required courses are those that a student must have to fulfill degree requirements having earned a grade of C- or better. Completion of a required course usually precludes enrollment in a higher level course or, core courses. For example, a student wishing to enroll in ACCT 2311 is required to have completed and passed, or be currently enrolled in ECO 1311, 1312 and either MATH 1309 or 1337. The requisite checking functionality checks the student's enrollment record for these courses as completed at SMU, or Test Credit or Transfer Credit, and allows the student to enroll in the course if all requirements are satisfied without any other intervention from the department, such as issuing a stamp, or granting Student Permission. These requirements can range from very complex, to very simple. We work with the department to tailor fit the requisites to what they need. Many thanks goes to Bert Greynolds, Betsy Bayer and the rest of UG Cox for their spirit of volunteerism and working so closely with us in this effort!! We look forward to rolling this out to the other schools and departments for Spring 2003 enrollment!
Important Dates and Things:
Mustang Days - April 11 & 12, April 19 & 20
Last Day for Regular Admission Tour - April 25
Deposit Deadline - May 1
|Below are links to material developed or collected at Professional Conference, Workshop, Seminars, Professional Journals, etc. Click on the title of the item in which you are interested. Material is formatted so that you may print a copy.|
The Empowerment Journey
by Mario Martinez in the Fall 2001 issue of the Student Aid Transcript
Diversity: Is your college campus prepared for the changing face of American?
by Mary Beard, SMU Coordinator of Student Employment - in the March 2002 SASEA News