Melinda Isler, Archivist
1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids MI 49307
Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program
Creator: Ferris State University. Enrollment Growth Task Force.
Title: Enrollment Growth Task Force Records
Identification: UA 31.10.10
Dates: October 2004- December 2004
Extent: 0.2 Cubic feet
General Physical Description Note: One hollinger box
Abstract: These records contain the working papers of a task force charged by President David Eisler to develop and plan enrollment strategies which would aid the continued expansion of Ferris State University. The records contain membership lists, minutes, reports and supporting documentation.
Preferred Citation: Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
[Item], Folder, Box. Enrollment Growth Task Force Records. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.
The Enrollment Growth Task Force was a group formed in October 2004 by President David Eisler to propose strategic long term and immediate initiatives designed at boosting enrollment and attracting a more diverse set of students.
The Task Force had twelve members from the faculty and staff of Ferris State University including: Dan Burcham (co-chair), Greg Key (co-chair), Maude Bigford, Sandy Britton, Matt Chaney, Dave Engels, Jana Hurley, Rick Kowalski, Nancy Peterson-Klein, Bill Smith, Deb Thalner and Craig Westman.
The Task Force group met eleven times throughout November and December of 2004. They discussed ideas aimed at both increasing the size and quality of students at Ferris. Issues discussed included: diversity, marketing, curriculum, cost cutting, and expansion. In the end seventeen major recommendations were decided as being the best recommendations of the Task Force.
The Task Force presented its proposals and recommendations on December 17, 2004 to the Presidents Council. The task forces' recommendations were accepted by the President's Council with key recommendations on diversity and marketing being implemented. The Task Force ceased meeting after their presentation of December 17 2004 to the President.
The Enrollment Growth Task Force was assembled in October 2004 and presented its findings in December of the same year. This collection gives insight into not only what was adapted and enacted by Ferris State University in regards to admissions, program offerings and recruitment after that date, but also recommendations on what the staff felt could and should be done to aid in the continuing academic excellence of Ferris State University.
The collection contains meeting minutes, agendas, and handouts, communication between Task Force members, and handwritten notes of the Task Force Secretary either separately or as part of meeting materials (minutes, agendas etc.). Not all suggestions were incorporated into the final recommendations. This collection also contains the paper copy of the final power point presentation, and successive drafts including final copies of both the written recommendation and presentation.
This collection is in a single series.
Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program. 1-6-2010.
The Enrollment Growth Task Force Records are open to all researchers in accordance with the University Archives and Records Management Program access policies. Copyright to the Enrollment Growth Task Force records is held held by Ferris State University. Any questions regarding copyright should be directed to the University Archivist.
This collection is open for research. There are no restrictions on duplication.
These records were transferred to the University Archives by Maude Bigford, task force member, in January 2005.
The Enrollment Growth Task Force Records were processed to the folder level by Jeffrey Pollock in November 2009. A finding aid was prepared in a word processing format and converted to EAD 2.0 utilizing the Archivist Toolkit. A collection level MARC-format record was prepared and placed in the library online public access catalog. Description was based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004).
No materials were separated from this collection.
This collection consists of 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper or smaller size. No specialized hardware or software is required for viewing.
This series is organized chronologically by date.
Scope and Contents Note
This series contains the working files of the task force including notes, minutes and drafts of recommendations.
Administrative records. Organizational charge; membership list; meeting schedules. 2004
Meeting records. 29 October 2004
Meeting records. 1 November 2004
Meeting records. 5 November 2004
Meeting records. 8 November 2004
Meeting records. 15 November 2004
Meeting records. 19 November 2004
Meeting records. 22 November 2004
Meeting records. 29 November 2004
Meeting records. 3 December 2004
Meeting records. 10 December 2004
Meeting records. 13 December 2004
Final presentation; report. 17 December 2004