Off to a Good Start
The Welcome Back Event was a success in Eureka and Del Norte. I quickly served so much pizza that my Fitbit said I was in cardio mode. Joe Hash and others braved the dunk tank on that cold day! Students appeared to enjoy themselves, and the crowd gets larger each year.
Enrollments are up some from last year, and persistence rates are also on the rise. I am grateful to the many staff who made phone calls to students. They reached out to all students who applied but had yet to enroll, and all students at risk to be dropped for nonpayment. The following staff made a lot of phone calls!
Lauren Larsen, Ashley Vandal, Hilary Fleming, Jessica Frint, Stephanie Burres, and Cynthia Petrusha.
CR’s Farmers Market goes to Eureka
CR’s new farm manager Silas Sarvinski is taking the show on the road. Members of the Agriculture department will be at the Old Town Farmer’s Market on F St in Eureka every Friday from now through October from 5 – 8 pm. They’ll offer much of the same produce as the campus farmers market such as tomatoes, apples, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, zucchini and eggs. CR makes a big presence with the branding of the new stand. Stop by and visit!
Education App Tops the Charts
According to Apple and App Annie, the Remind app took the #1 spot this month on the chart of free iOS apps. It was rated more popular that Gmail, Instagram, and YouTube. Remind© helps instructors support their students by communicating to any mobile device without using sharing any phone numbers. Students use the app to receive text messages for their classes on any device, including their phone. The app is free for instructors and students.
The app is available here: https://www.remind.com/
Six days into the fall semester, resident FTES was approximately 1,746. That is about 23 FTES higher than this point in time last year. This is the first time in several years that we are experiencing even a small increase in enrollments.
Online courses account for about 13% of the overall FTES.