May 9, 2012

Amott: incoming class enrollment deposits up

The Office of Admissions has received more enrollment deposits for the incoming class compared to this time last year, President Teresa Amott said Monday, though applications for admission were down earlier this year.

In a report to the faculty during its monthly meeting, Amott said the college has received 356 deposits compared to 339 by the end of this week last year, and more are on the way. She said Dean of Admission Paul Steenis expects to enroll a total of 400 new students, compared to 397 last year.

Steenis said at the meeting that it may be too soon to make judgments about the composition of the class, but thus far, 26 percent are students of color, 14 percent are international and the male-female ratio is 44 to 56 percent.

In terms of financial need, Steenis said “there’s a good chance that this class will be somewhat more needy.”

In other faculty business, Folio was unanimously approved as a college-funded publication. There was no discussion on the matter.

The vote was postponed at the April meeting, pending a discussion with some faculty in the Art Department, who sought an advisory role in the publication.

Before Monday’s meeting, Professor of Art and department chair Mark Holmes said in an email to faculty that the Art Department would accept not having a formal role if Folio clarifies that it is not connected to the department.

Faculty election results:

-Chair pro tem of the faculty (three-year term): Professor of Mathematics Andrew Leahy

-Faculty secretary (one-year term): Professor of English Natania Rosenfeld

-Executive Committee (three-year term): Professor of Biology Stuart Allison

-Executive Committee (three-year term): Professor of Art Mark Holmes

-Executive Committee (two-year term): Professor of Theatre Elizabeth Carlin-Metz

-Executive Committee (one-year term): Professor of Physics Chuck Schulz

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