Section A. Purpose

The Enrollment Management Committee (EMC) creates policies and procedures to determine the means to offer courses in a manner in that best meets the college’s current Mission and Strategic Plan. The committee recommends policies and procedures to be used in determining appropriate offerings of courses that meet the academic priorities of the college, student needs, best practices in pedagogy and student learning, faculty expertise, administrative vision, and facilities, fiscal and other constraints. In addition, the committee seeks to fulfill the college’s vision of enrollment management as described in the Senate and Educational Planning Subcommittee adopted definition of Enrollment Management.


Enrollment Management Defined

(Adopted by the ELAC Academic Senate April 28, 2009)

Enrollment management is the structured planning of course offerings, student services, and outreach and in-reach efforts that result in increased student enrollment and student success. Enrollment management functions include two core areas: 

  1. The outreach/recruitment function serves to increase the number of new students who enroll in credit or noncredit courses offered by East Los Angeles College at the main campus, satellite campuses, online or any other location utilized by the college, including high school locations. Efforts in outreach/recruitment will include all marketing campaigns, outreach efforts to local high schools, communities and businesses, the development of new programs and courses as deemed necessary through analysis of student and community needs, and the structured offerings of courses and programs by Academic Affairs and Career Technical education that allow for progression of students towards their stated educational goals. Measurements of success for outreach/recruitment will include analysis of enrollment growth, section offerings, classroom efficiency and FTES. Growth will be evaluated based on College and District goals.
  1. The student retention/success function serves to increase persistence within the current student population and ensure that ELAC students have the ability to succeed in reaching their educational goals. Efforts in retention/success will include counseling, matriculation, instruction, curriculum development, basic skills programming, instructional and tutoring services, and the development of programming and student services as deemed necessary to improve student retention and success. Measurements of success for retention/success include in-class retention and success, student persistence within college programming, graduation, completion of certificate programming, and transfer to four-year universities.

In consultation with the Academic Senate, faculty leadership, department chairs and college administration, the EMC serves as a recommending body to the Educational Planning Subcommittee on issues related to course prioritization and offerings, scheduling of sections, and priority student enrollment.


Section B. Membership


  1. Vice President of Academic Affairs*
  2. Dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences
  3. Dean, Workforce Education & Economic Development
  4. Dean, representing satellite campuses
  5. Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness Dean,
  6. Admissions and Records

*(Alternating between Liberal Arts & Sciences and Workforce Education & Economic Development)


  1. Academic Senate President
  2. AFT Chapter President
  3. Curriculum Chair
  4. Articulation Officer
  5. Department Chair, Counseling
  6. Department Chair, Workforce Education Economic Development*
  7. Department Chair, Workforce Education Economic Development*
  8. Department Chair, Liberal Arts & Sciences *
  9. Department Chair, Liberal Arts & Sciences *

*(Selected through the Chairs Council)


  1. ASU Representative
  2. ASU Representative


Clause 1. Alternates or designees may be appointed/selected by their respective organizations.

Clause 2. The term of service for each committee member shall be determined by the constituency/group that he or she represents.


Section C. Duties

The EMC shall perform the following duties and tasks on a regular basis in order to ensure appropriate recommendations regarding the college enrollment plan.

  1. Meet regularly to request and review college data on enrollment trends, student outcomes and other data relevant to scheduling of classes.
  2. Recommend annual enrollment targets that reflect related budget restrictions and account for the State funding formulas.
  3. Recommend an enrollment plan that includes primary semester and intersession offerings.
  4. Serve as a resource to departments and department chairs in their efforts to schedule appropriate offerings that meet student need. These resources may include professional development activities, relevant data, recommendations from the committee or other activities deemed necessary.
  5. Encourage and support the development of a global perspective of enrollment management.
  6. Recommend policies on priority student enrollment.
  7. Provide reports to the EPSC detailing how course offerings support the goals and objectives listed in the Educational Master Plan.
  8. Ensure that vital information on the enrollment plan be communicated to the college community.


Section D. Co-Chairs

Clause 1. An administrative Co-Chair and Faculty Co-Chair shall preside over the EMC


Clause 2. Each co-chair shall be selected by his or her respective constituencies and serve a term of two years, with no limit on the number of terms.

Clause 3. Co-chairs shall be responsible for preparing and distributing a proposed agenda in advance of the meeting and assisting in the preparation of minutes.

Clause 4. Co-chairs shall be responsible for reporting to the EPSC, ESGC, Academic

Senate and Chairs Council.


Section E. Meetings

Clause 1. Meetings shall be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:00. The schedule may be adjusted by a simple majority vote to accommodate other activities that may arise during the academic year.

Clause 2. Recognizing the need for substantial meeting time, the committee may schedule additional meetings at the request of the co-chairs. Every effort will be made to accommodate a majority of the committee in the scheduling of these additional meetings.

Clause 3. A quorum constitutes fifty-one percent of the committee membership.

Clause 4. Meetings shall be open to all members of the campus community.


Section F. Amendment of Bylaws

Amendments to the bylaws may be proposed by any committee member and requires a majority vote to adopt any proposed changes.