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Ghosh, Avijit Hogan, Michael Troyer, Lisa; Dennis, Jan; Hardy, Thomas RE: Dec 5 UIUC Senate meeting Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:19:07 PM

I don’t know exactly what the plan is. I had stressed to Mike Biehl that what we hope to receive are input on issues that would be important to bear in mind during study and implementation of the recommendations not a yes or no vote.  If that is the plan, that would be good. AG Avijit Ghosh Special Assistant to the President Professor College of Business University of Illinois 506 South Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 265-5440 Fax (217) 265 5444 -----Original Message----From: Hogan, Michael Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:06 PM To: Ghosh, Avijit Cc: Troyer, Lisa; Dennis, Jan; Hardy, Thomas Subject: FW: Dec 5 UIUC Senate meeting I notes that the Enrollment Management Report is on the agenda for the UIUC Senate meeting on December 5 -- next Monday.  But it does not seem to be listed as an action item.  It is up for discussion with speakers limited to two minutes each.  Do you have any idea what this means?  Will they just let someone make a motion from the floor, or motions, or what?  Will they move approval of the recommendations, or disapproval, or some mix thereof. Avijit, has Biehl given you any indication what is going to happen? I do think I will have JD attend, and perhaps Tom as well, so we get our own clear picture of who attended, who spoke, and what happened. Mike Michael J. Hogan President University of Illinois 364 Henry Administration Building 506 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL  61801 Voice:  217/333-3070 Fax:  217/333-3072 mjhogan@uillinois.edu -----Original Message----From: Roether, Jenny Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:25 AM To: UIUC Senate Subject: Dec 5 UIUC Senate meeting


Dear Senators and Senate Friends, Materials for the December 5 Senate meeting are now posted: http://www.senate.illinois.edu/111205_a.asp We look forward to seeing you Monday. Thank you, Jenny Jenny Roether Senate Clerk Office of the Senate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 228 English Building, MC-461 608 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801 217.333.5525 ph 217.333.4848 fax Email: jtempel@illinois.edu http://www.senate.illinois.edu


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Roether, Jenny UIUC Senate Dec 5 UIUC Senate meeting Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:25:16 AM

Dear Senators and Senate Friends, Materials for the December 5 Senate meeting are now posted: http://www.senate.illinois.edu/111205_a.asp We look forward to seeing you Monday. Thank you, Jenny Jenny Roether Senate Clerk Office of the Senate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 228 English Building, MC-461 608 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801 217.333.5525 ph 217.333.4848 fax Email: jtempel@illinois.edu http://www.senate.illinois.edu


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Hogan, Michael ckennedy@ Thompson, Michele; Troyer, Lisa enrollment management plans Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:05:14 PM EnrollmentMgtReport2011.pdf

Dear Chris, I wanted to give you a heads-up about reports related to our enrollment management initiative (see attached report). On Monday, Phyllis Wise presided over a meeting of the Urbana senate. The agenda included a discussion about the enrollment management recommendations and some disturbing comments were made at the meeting and reported in the press. I thought I’d let you know of this and my plans to address it with Phyllis. Among the comments were assertions by senators that it was time for a confrontation between the campus and the President, that they would not accept the president’s authority over their enrollment operations, and that a line needed to be drawn in the sand regarding the autonomy of the campus vis-à-vis the president. Before the meeting, I became aware that enrollment management was on their agenda and that senate leaders seemed only supportive of three (of 21) recommendations resulting from the enrollment management report: two that involve setting enrollment goals on the campuses and a third, which we’ve already undertaken, involving earlier tuition decisions by the Board. This is in comparison to UIC and UIS, which have both communicated to me that their senates are largely supportive of the entire report, with some concerns they’d like us to monitor. This by itself does not surprise me. The Chicago and Springfield senates have always been generally supportive of the reforms we’ve made over the last 18 months and the Urbana senate has always been oppositional. What has surprised me is the way that Phyllis has handled this. Her position began to reveal itself in a conversation last week that I had with the chancellors about our enrollment management plans going forward. During the conversation, she demanded a full dual reporting line from campus enrollment staff to the chancellor and to the new executive director. Such a dual report is, I believe, . We’ve rejected this in the other reforms we’ve made for exactly these reasons. I made it clear to Phyllis that the decision to appoint and fully empower an executive director of enrollment management had been made over a year earlier by the Board and we were not going to backpedal on it. Also, last week, I communicated with Phyllis about the information I had received regarding the lack of her senate’s support for the enrollment management reforms, reminding her that the Board had also charged me with implementation of the other important recommendations, such as the common application, increasing diversity, increasing financial aid, and doing a better job of coordinating recruitment, admissions, financial aid offers, enrollment, and transfer of students. I


reminded her that my goals are her goals and that the senate meeting in which this would be taken up would be a critical opportunity for her to lead the Urbana campus. I provided her with some suggestions on how she could reassure the faculty on some points they seemed concerned about ( -- the report is clear about these points, but faculty continue to voice concerns about them). I was dismayed to find that Phyllis is portrayed in the press today as endorsing the defiant position of the faculty senate at Monday’s meeting and appears silent on the calls for a confrontation. She does not appear to have provided the reassurances I suggested. Also one of her strongest deans of the largest college, Ruth Watkins ( ) asserted that enrollment management must remain solely on the campus and strictly under the provost’s authority. Again, Phyllis does not respond to this in the press report, seeming to convey implicit support for rejecting the Board’s and my plans to address our declining enrollment performance through the reforms proposed in the report, including hiring an Exec. Director to oversee enrollment management who will report to the VP for Academic Affairs. I should note that, as usual, the senate meeting had poor attendance (about 70 of 240 senators), but the poor attendance is not captured in the news reports. You and other trustees will soon see the news clippings about this, if you haven’t seen them already. We did have staff from University Relations at the meeting who have confirmed much of what was in the press, but I’m planning to review the tape of the discussion myself. I’m meeting with Phyllis on Thursday about this and I’m hopeful that after a very frank discussion with her, she will begin to assume a strong leadership role on this and other matters. There is a senate executive committee meeting on Monday, in which she will have another opportunity to exercise decisive leadership to support our reforms and to reassure senators. I am, however, concerned

I’ll keep you posted on this. If you would like to discuss it, please don’t hesitate to call. Mike Michael J. Hogan President University of Illinois 364 Henry Administration Building 506 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801


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Wise, Phyllis M Chambers, Donald A.; Wheeler, Matthew B; Biehl, Michael LeRoy; Tolliver, Joyce L Hogan, Michael; Troyer, Lisa; Pierre, Christophe; Ghosh, Avijit; Burbules, Nicholas C; Wheeler, Richard P; Mischo, Phyllis A Enrollment Management Monday, December 12, 2011 10:28:56 PM

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Dear Members of the SEC, Faculty Senate, and Academic Senate Enrollment Management Task Force, I had the opportunity to talk with the SEC this afternoon. Although I did not have the opportunity to talk with all members of the faculty senate or all members of the Academic Senate Enrollment Management Task Force, I hope that Matt Wheeler and Michael will forward this email to you.  I have summarized below the points that I made regarding the next steps in the Enrollment Management.   · President Hogan met with Chancellors Allen-Meares, Koch, and me to discuss his and the Board of Trustees’ goal of increasing efficiencies and better coordination across our campuses in the area of undergraduate enrollment management. A key component of this goal is to recruit an Executive Director of Enrollment Management who reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. ·

President Hogan proposes a dual reporting structure where the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management will report to the Executive Director (primary), and to Provost Wheeler (secondary). An enrollment management council will be established and will include the provosts, the Executive Director, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Issues related to enrollment management, including management of campus policies regarding admissions, retention, diversity initiatives, and financial aid will be discussed at this policy council.

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President Hogan has assured us that:

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The roles of the faculty and deans will continue to the same roles going forward as they have in the past in terms in developing enrollment management policies and operations.

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Policies will recognize the uniqueness of each campus.

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All of the points raised by the Academic Senate Enrollment Management Taskforce Report and other reports from the other two campuses will be discussed and addressed.

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The Chancellors will interview candidates for the Executive Director of Enrollment Management

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Financial aid will not be moved from one campus to another, however management of financial aid will be part of the enrollment management discussion at the council.

Given these assurances, I believe we should support the efforts to recruit an Executive Director of Enrollment Management with the goals of: -

Further enhance our ability to recruit the best and brightest students,

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Provide financial aid to allow them to accept our offer of admission,


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Increase the diversity of our students.

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Heighten levels of cross-campus coordination and collaboration whenever it improves the first three points.

I will continue to update you as we go forward. This is clearly a transition that will require considerable planning, cooperation, and collaboration.  Sincerely, Phyllis       Phyllis M. Wise Vice President, University of Illinois and Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Swanlund Administration Building 601 East John Street Champaign, IL 61820 Phone: (217) 333-6290 Fax: (217) 244-4121  


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Wise, Phyllis M Hogan, Michael RE: Confidential Sunday, January 08, 2012 9:43:00 PM

Dear Mike, I responded quickly to your email of January 5, 2012 since I knew we would have a chance to talk further during our next meeting.  In the meantime, I have reviewed your comments and wish to respond to them to set the framework for our upcoming discussion.  

I take strong exception to your comment about “lack of leadership on enrollment management.” In fact, I have discussed enrollment management on the Urbana-Champaign campus in a nuanced manner to balance faculty (and my) concerns about the need to be able to manage campus level enrollment issues effectively vis-à-vis your and the Board of Trustees’ concerns about diversity, articulation, and the effective use of financial aid. Thus, I would argue that I have exerted the kind of leadership that encourages an open discussion of the options before us. In my concept of leadership, it is extraordinarily important to pay attention both to the people who report to me as well as those to whom I report.


I must say, Mike, that . I took this position in good faith, and I have dedicated myself to working with you to build on the historic excellence that has made this a world-class university. I continue to hope that we can work together. I look forward to our discussion this week.   Sincerely, Phyllis   Phyllis M. Wise Vice President, University of Illinois and Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Swanlund Administration Building 601 East John Street Champaign, IL 61820 Phone: (217) 333-6290 Fax: (217) 244-4121   From: Hogan, Michael Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 11:08 AM To: Wise, Phyllis M Subject: Confidential

Dear Phyllis:


I expect you to be an advocate for the campus, of course, but also an advocate for the Board and the president as we push forward with an agenda that you knew about when you accepted the job. I was not happy, as you know, and with your lack of leadership on enrollment management. 


.   I want to get together next week to go over all of this in person. I will ask Vicki to set something up.   Mike       Michael J. Hogan President University of Illinois 364 Henry Administration Building 506 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL  61801 Voice:  217/333-3070 Fax:  217/333-3072 mjhogan@uillinois.edu  

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