Scannell & Kurz Enrollment Management Blog

While Scannell & Kurz continues to provide the expert consulting and high level of service by which we define ourselves, as a division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz we also offer the benefits of our collaboration with a larger team of talented consultants.

Part of that collaboration involves our enrollment blog. Each week on this site, we have posted relevant research, insights, and recommendations to help you make the most of your strategies. We will now post to the Ruffalo Noel Levitz blog along with a good number of our colleagues—increasing the frequency and diversity of posts you’ll find on all manner of topics.

The Ruffalo Noel Levitz blog covers the key topics we have addressed: enrollment management, student retention, student recruitment, financial aid, and marketing. We are looking forward to not only continuing to share our insights with you, but to connect you with the additional strategies and recommendations of our new colleagues.

There’s also an option to subscribe for synopses of recent blog posts. You will continue to find, and be able to search, our archived blog posts here on this site.

We invite you to explore this resource—and to let us know if you’re looking for specific advice.

December 2011

Is Distorted Data Driving You Down? - Monday Musings
A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Don Gray discussed how to get the most value out of your data. He stressed the importance of preserving both enrolled and non-enrolled data to facilitate future data analysis. But there is more to it than just storing your data to perform meaningful analysis. Data needs to be captured, transferred, and recorded accurately; otherwise you will quickly be looking at a "garbage in, garbage out" situation. In order to avoid putting yourself in this "trashy" state, I have listed several common data errors that I have found in my experiences as a researcher: Deleting non-enrolled aid: The only way to do proper analysis on how financial aid impacts enrollment is to look at the money offered to all admitted students,…Read more