Strategic Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (SEMAC)
The Strategic Enrollment Management Advisory Committee is a university standing committee whose general purpose is to lead the development and the ongoing reevaluation of a strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan and advise the administration on matters related to the implementation of the SEM plan with the goal of helping the institution achieve and maintain the optimum recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students, where optimum is defined within the academic context of the university. PLU SEM Plan 2018-2023
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
IPEDS reporting is mandatory for all institutions that participate or are applicants for participation in any Federal financial assistance program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. IPEDS surveys are completed during three periods each year. Provisional survey data is released to the public 9-12 months after its initial collection. National Center for Education Statistics. The IPEDS Data Feedback Report can be generated on the NCES website. It contains graphical summaries of selected institutional data and compares the data with peer institutions.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
NSSE is a survey developed and administered by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University-Bloomington. First-year and senior students are asked about particular educational experiences at their schools. One group of these educational experiences is called high impact practices and includes service-learning, learning community, research with faculty, internships and field experiences, study abroad, and culminating senior experiences (capstone). More information about NSSE is available on the IU-Bloomington Center for Postsecondary Research website.
Over 500 universities participate in NSSE annually and survey results are comparable to customized groups. PLU’s most recent completion of NSSE was in spring 2020, prior to the establishment of institutional peers. Future NSSE administrations will be compared to peer institutions to the extent that PLU’s peers participate in the survey.