The October UTAAA meeting that took place yesterday was very thought provoking.
The meeting started with basic announcements:
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The UTAAA Conference has been scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013. The conference title is “Advising Tune-Up: Becoming Mechanics for Student Success.” Proposals for break-out sessions will be accepted between October 15th and November 15th. Please refer to the UTAAA website for more information.
The focus of the luncheon was the UTA Undergraduate Recruitment Department, and they offered a great presentation about their staff, mission and goals. Did you know that their office has over 70 employees and the BeAMaverick@uta.edu account received over 23,000 emails last year? Wow! Needless to say, the statistics that they presented about new freshman and transfer students were phenomenal. They also shared the President’s goal of 3000 new freshman for 2013-2014. The session was jammed packed with information, and we learned about their communication flows, recruitment process and community outreach efforts. For more information on Undergraduate Recruitment can be found on the UTA website.
Remember to mark your calendars for the next UTAAA Luncheon on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the Library Atrium for a presentation from Student Affairs.
AND…a quick plug for The Maverick Major Fair . Join us or send your exploratory students to the Library Mall on Wednesday, October 11, 2012, 10am-2pm. Hosted by the University College and University Advising Center, the Maverick Major Fair will offer students an opportunity to meet with department advisors before the big, spring advising rush. Contact Soyla Santos for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.