The Indiana University East Office of Student Support Services has received a $1.39 million grant from the United States Department of Education. IU East will receive $278,000 a year over the next five years under the grant.
Indiana University East’s continued growth has resulted in another semester of record-breaking enrollment. Student enrollment (3,365) has increased by 15.1 percent this fall semester, while student credit hours (33,411.5) increased 15.5 percent over last fall. Both figures are new record highs for the campus, breaking marks set last fall.
Indiana University East experienced a continued double-digit percentage increase in enrollment this summer.
The increase in summer enrollment follows record enrollment figures at IU East for the fall and spring semesters during the past two years.
MEDIA ADVISORY: IU East 39th Commencement Ceremony
WHAT: Indiana University East will broadcast the 39th Commencement Ceremony via live stream video at www.iue.edu/live. Video from the commencement will begin at 6 p.m.
Indiana University East has dramatically increased its first summer session enrollment, with a 30 percent increase in credit hours and the number of students enrolled compared to the same time last year, according to unofficial enrollment figures. Enrollment figures are not official until approved by the President of Indiana University.
Indiana University East has improved in several areas based on the input of 223 randomly selected first-year and senior students who completed the National Survey of Student Engagement and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted in spring 2008. Results were recently released to IU East.
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Indiana University East is undertaking a major initiative to ensure the success of its students by putting in place programs and services that will support student persistence toward degree completion in as timely a manner as possible. To manage this initiative, an Office of Retention and First-Year Programs has been created and co-located in the Lobby of Whitewater Hall with a new Student Information Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Under the Dean of Students, these offices are working to improve the four-year college experience for all students.
Indiana University East’s annual Moving On program for area youth will be held from July 22 to 28. Moving On is in its 17th year of providing a one-week summer camp for Richmond youth.
Last fall, Indiana University East began a learning community pilot program intended to better engage and retain newly enrolled first year students. Learning in Communities (LINC) exceeded expectations and will expand to include five learning communities for the fall 2007 semester. First year students enrolling for the fall are encouraged to join LINC.