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If that becomes a trend, then you can assume it will eventually be factored in at the beginning of each fiscal year and affect budget sizes.


The article said they missed undergraduate enrollment by only 75, times the athletic fee ($153), that is $11,475. But then they said they missed on graduate students and continuing ed, so if you split those 575 down the middle that is 288 x 9-11 credits (grad/part-time) ($114.75) plus 287 x 6-8 credit ($76.50), which comes out to another $33,048 + $21,955 ...


... All told, you're looking at a shortfall of $66,478.50 for just athletics if this happened every year ...


That is a trend you don't want continuing. (Granted, that is only 1.66% of a $4 million budget, which I think has been discussed on this board before and is probably "ballpark" for UA). That could be the operating budget of a team.


This is nothing to do with the student activity fee, which funds intramurals, etc. Not sure if any of that goes to the RACC, which would be a student activity "center".


To bolster undergraduate enrollment, Hall wants to see more interaction with accepted students. At Utah State University, where Hall was president before coming to UAlbany last month, the admissions office contacted each accepted student at least 14 times.


I'm not sure how feasible this is, since I'm sure like all other state agencies they aren't exactly over-staffed.


Here is a novel idea: can they get a group of volunteer students to initiate some of these 14 contacts?


For example, different student groups and even athletic teams could volunteer to take a training class, wouldn't need to be extensive, and then volunteer one night a month each to make calls to accepted students.


This way, it's not Jane Doe, age 55 calling you. It's someone you're going to be in classes with, and maybe you can have a quick chat.


If you got 30 student groups to volunteer a night a month, you could work it out.

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