2022-2023 SEM Program: Supporting the Student Journey


If your college is looking for ways to strengthen your strategic enrollment management efforts, this program is for you! The last two years have impacted our colleges in ways we never imagined. Now, more than ever, we need innovative approaches to SEM. The 2022-23 SEM Program continues to focus on strategies and practices throughout the student journey and has been reimagined to respond to the new challenges and opportunities our colleges face.

SEM Program participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply a holistic approach to SEM that focuses on the student journey with an emphasis on retention and completion.
  • Engage with other colleges on promising practices.
  • Develop and implement a SEM initiative at your college.
  • Work with a designated team of coaches who will support and provide guidance throughout the SEM program.
  • Access a wide-range of resources through the CCCCO’s Vision Resource Center.

Expected Engagement

This unique opportunity provides colleges with one year of continual engagement and support as they develop and implement a SEM project of their choice. The 2022-23 cohort will include 15 college teams of 10 people composed of cross-disciplinary groups of faculty, support staff, and administrators.

SEM Program participants will have the opportunity to:

  • In-person SEM Academy, June 3 - 4, 2022 in Southern California
  • In-person Mid-Point Convening, January 20, 2023 in Northern California
  • Virtual Final Convening, May 19, 2023
  • Scheduled monthly phone calls with the college team and SEM coaches
  • Face-to-face campus visits with the college team and SEM coaches, once in the fall and once in the spring

Application to Participate

The window to submit your application to participate is January 24 - February 21, 2022.

If your college would like to participate in the 2022-23 SEM Program: Supporting the Student Journey, you will need to identify a cross-functional team composed of representatives from all constituent groups on campus, i.e., instructional and non-instructional faculty, support services staff and administrators. You will then submit the online application linked below and provide details on the SEM project your college wishes to focus on for the year, as well as the composition of your college SEM project team.

Applications will be reviewed by the SEM Program leadership team.  Colleges will be pre-selected according to relevance of the project, detail and thoroughness of the application, and the composition of their college’s SEM project team. Once pre-selected, the college team will meet with members from the SEM leadership team in March 2022 to discuss their proposed project, including the expected outcomes, conditions for developing and implementing the project, and support for it by the college leadership.

Once accepted into the SEM Program, colleges will spend time at the SEM Academy from June 3-4, 2022 with a designated team of SEM coaches and work to clarify the project goals, key activities, and a detailed implementation plan for the year.

Steps for Submitting an Application to Participate

  1. Preview the SEM Application Worksheet questions and review sample SEM topics and projects before submitting your application
  2. Submit your application between January 24 - February 21, 2022

SEM Resources

SEM Resources can be found in the CoP Strategic Enrollment Management section of the Vision Resource Center. (To access the Vision Resource Center, a login is required and can be easily set up for all community college faculty, staff and administrators)

If you have questions about the SEM Program: please contact Michelle White (mwhite@rpgroup.org), Cathy Hasson (chasson@rpgroup.org), or Michelle Barton (mbarton@rpgroup.org).

COVID-19 Alert

The safety of our participants and staff is our top priority. The SEM Academy team and the Chancellor’s Office continues to closely monitor the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on events and gatherings. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local and state health authorities.