Fielding Graduate University News

Enrollment Logics and Discourses: Toward Developing an Enrollment Knowledge Framework

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Wed, Apr 24, 2013

"Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly" includes an article by Monique Snowden, Associate Provost for Academic and Enrollment Services at Fielding Graduate University

AACRAO Releases New SEM Quarterly Journal

Article online ISSN: 2325-4750

Release of the new SEM Quarterly was announced during an official launch at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions (AACRAO) Annual Meeting in San Francisco in April, 2013. 

SEM Quarterly, published by AACRAO and Wiley Periodicals, provides knowledge and insight into the ongoing evolution of strategic enrollment management. SEMQ bridges the gap between theory and practice with articles by thought leaders and practitioners who address the emerging dynamics of SEM, including: executive-level leadership, leading strategies, internationalization, research, academic orientation, and current trends.

The inaugural issue of SEMQ features articles by Don Hossler, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University, Bloomington; David Kalsbeek, senior vice president for enrollment management and marketing at DePaul University; Monique Snowden, associate provost for academic and enrollment services at Fielding Graduate University; Larissa Savitskaya, deputy to the president for student recruitment and admissions at JSC KIMEP University; and other contributors including Bob Bontrager, senior director of AACRAO Consulting and SEM Initiatives and editor of SEM Quarterly.

Snowden's article is one of two under the Leading Strategies section. Editor Bob Bontrager, writes in his welcome:

Joining me in this venture over the coming months will be thought leaders both from within and outside the ranks of enrollment managers. The lead article in this inaugural issue is authored by two of the most prominent players in the SEM movement, Don Hossler and David Kalsbeek. Hossler and Kalsbeek offer a cogent review of the history, current state, and future of SEM, to be further illuminated by other articles in this issue and those to come. Monique Snowden from the Fielding Graduate University addresses enrollment logics and discourses that impact SEM practices, particularly in North American higher education institutions. Her article in this issue will be of broader SEM interest but sets the stage nicely for future articles highlighting leading strategies in the profession.

Monique L. SMonique Snowdennowden, PhD, is the associate provost for academic and enrollment services and adjunct faculty in the School of Human and Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.

Snowden is an engaged leader and scholar-practitioner in AACRAO. She is the current chair of the AACRAO Graduate and Professional School Issues Committee, member of the AACRAO Public Policy Advisory Committee, and former chair the AACRAO Distinct Programs Populations Committee and Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange (SPEEDE) Committee. She recently authored a chapter entitled, “SEM in the Post-baccalaureate Context” in Strategic Enrollment Management: Transforming Higher Education, released in August 2012. She holds a doctorate degree in communication, with an emphasis in organizational communication. Her current academic research interests include examining the communicative role and impact of professional associations on professional identity, knowledge and practice.

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Fielding Faculty Kitty Kelly Epstein, PhD, 2013 UAA-SAGE Activist Scholar Award Winner

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Thu, Apr 04, 2013

As cited by SAGE and the Urban Affairs Association release date: 28-Mar-2013

43rd UAA Conference

SAGE and the Urban Affairs Association announce the winner of the UAA-SAGE Activist Scholar Award

Winner to give a plenary lecture at the 2013 Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference

Kitty Kelly EpsteinSAGE and the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) are pleased to announce that Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein is the 2013 winner of the UAA-SAGE Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Lecture Series and Award. Dr. Epstein will be honored at the 2013 UAA Annual Conference held in San Francisco, CA April 3-6, 2013.

Set up in 2010, the Activist Scholar award honors the legacy of the late scholar and urban affairs activist, Dr. Marilyn Jacobs Gittell. It is awarded annually to an urban scholar who has engaged in field-based research that incorporates direct engagement with local residents and organizations in the city of the Association conference.

"I was astonished to discover that there is actually an award for being a scholar-activist!" Epstein commented. "Organizing and analyzing with the other folks who live in my city is a great privilege. If we all do a lot more organizing, we might eventually be able to end the racial wealth gap and sustain humanity in joyous, equitable cities all over the world"

Dr. Epstein is a Professor of Education and Urban Studies at Holy Names University and Fielding Graduate University. She recently served a four-year tenure as Director of Educational Policy and Resident Engagement for the Mayor of Oakland. Her 2012 book, Organizing to Change a City, captures the results and insights drawn from her service to the city. In a previous book, A Different View of Urban Schools, she advocated for more ethnically accurate curriculum materials and greater teacher diversity in California schools. Through a combination of scholarship and her various service and community organizing efforts, she has shown a deep commitment to equity and meaningful change in urban communities.

Dr. Marilyn Gittell was a remarkable scholar, political scientist, and education reformer. She wrote seminal works on urban participation, was the founding editor of Urban Affairs Quarterly – presently titled Urban Affairs Review – SAGE's first journal and the leading academic journal in the field of urban research, and was an impassioned participant in one of the most controversial social experiments of her time – New York City school decentralization. She was deeply committed to training young urban scholars of color and women, and taught them to understand the workings of democracy from the ground up, using the methods of field research.

"SAGE is honored to recognize a scholar who embodies the passion and dedication to urban affairs as did the late Marilyn Gittell," stated Michele Sordi, Vice President, SAGE. "Dr. Epstein is a powerful, present-day example of the real-world impact of scholarship in creating and maintaining a healthy society. We congratulate her on receiving this year's Marilyn Gittell Activist Scholar Award, and look forward to hearing her remarks at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference in San Francisco."

The UAA Annual Conference unites key scholars and activists to explore how to understand urban challenges, to create effective public policy, and to memorialize the legacy of Marilyn Gittell. The theme for this year's conference is "Building the 21st Century City: Inclusion, Innovation, and Globalization." On Friday, April 5, Dr. Epstein will give a formal plenary lecture detailing her work, its findings, and implications for practice and policy.

For a detailed description of the sessions, click here:

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

The Urban Affairs Association is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary spaces for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life. Through theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research, the UAA fosters diverse activities to understand and shape a more just and equitable urban world.

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Leading By Supporting: Coaching clients to reinvent roles and rules

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Wed, Apr 03, 2013

ChoiceFielding Graduate University Evidence-Based Coaching program director Francine Campone, EdD, MCC, MAC, publishes article in Choice magazine titled, "Leading By Supporting: Coaching clients to reinvent roles and rules"

In this article, Campone identifies coaching as an effective mechanism for leaders to enhance employee performance "as guides for quality control without an evaluative role...leaders present a different coaching challenge as they learn to help staff improve their performance on specific tasks without direct supervisory authority."

Campone describes the concept of change as “ripples in a pond”: 

Change is a process and, as such, may need to be facilitated in stages. I often conceive of a coaching plan as ripples in a pond...the challenge was where to toss the first pebble and how to ensure that the ripples eventually reached all the way to the shore. The client’s initial measures of success were framed in terms of evidence of more trust: staff seeking out information or asking for her advice or assistance, rather than avoiding her; more staff input and feedback in the team meetings she facilitated. With this as a starting point, the strategy for the coaching engagement emerged as three successive “ripples.”

Click here to view full article in Choice.

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Campone is an executive and personal coach and coach educator. She specializes in coaching professionals to stretch into the requirements and expectations of executive leadership. Since 2001, Campone has coached men and women in corporate, education and nonprofit sectors, with extensive experience in helping women executives find their voice and become strategic leaders. Her coaching focuses on helping leaders to acquire the skills to clearly articulate vision; generate engagement and commitment; facilitate change within organizations and to communicate clearly and effectively. Specific communication coaching has helped leaders change from confrontational to collaborative styles and to learn how to effectively hold difficult conversations and give effective performance feedback. Previous clients include leaders in Xerox Corporation, Rio Tinto, Earth Share, NetAid, CASA and the Calvert and Kellogg Foundations.

Campone has provided academic leadership to the Evidence-Based Coaching Program for four years, ensuring currency of evidence and research in the curriculum and program activities. She has designed and teaches course in evidence-based coaching theory, coaching research methods and the uses of case study.

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