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Furtek, Diane – College and University, 2012
As a result of President Obama's drawdown of military troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, many service members will be returning to the United States. With service members returning to civilian life and to campuses, the relevance to a changing education environment is enormous both for this population and for today's higher education institutions.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Personnel, Foreign Countries, Military Service
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Tilghman, Chris – College and University, 2012
The goal of this article is to shed light on a variety of metrics institutions and some accreditors currently use to track the retention of working adults. Further, it identifies a number of important principles that all stakeholders should consider when creating a standard measure of adult student retention. Finally, it describes a few errors to…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Adult Students, Higher Education, Enrollment
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Tremblay, Christopher W. – College and University, 2011
College Access Marketing (CAM) is a relatively new phenomenon that seeks to positively influence the college-going rate. This report defines CAM, describes CAM examples, and discusses how CAM seeks to counter barriers to college. It explores four main elements of CAM: information, marketing, advocacy, and social mobilization. Further, it…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Access to Education, Enrollment
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Alderman, Geoffrey; Brown, Roger – College and University, 2007
The governments of the USA and the UK have identified similar challenges facing their higher education sectors. Both governments believe in the centrality of market forces in meeting higher education demand, with government and academia playing subordinate roles. The public purposes of higher education must be restated if the potentially negative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Socioeconomic Status, Education Work Relationship, Educational Status Comparison
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Olive, James; White, Shane – College and University, 2007
This article explores the best practices according to recent literature for recruitment and retention/support of Latino/a students at postsecondary institutions in the United States. The authors seek to provide a simple framework for the cultivation of a campus climate that is welcoming to all varieties of student populations.
Descriptors: Minority Groups, College Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Recruitment
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Bontrager, Bob – College and University, 2007
The practice of strategic enrollment management (SEM) can be likened to navigating a ship through uncharted waters. Dating back to the 1970s, the very concept of enrollment management came into being and has since evolved in the face of a steady progression of daunting challenges requiring repeated course corrections. A massive demographic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Hydraulics, Enrollment Management, Strategic Planning
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Alderman, Geoffrey – College and University, 2005
The globalization of higher education has resulted in a number of British institutions applying for American accreditation. In 2002, the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education admitted its first American member. All these institutions must therefore confront the need to satisfy two very different approaches to the assurance of quality…
Descriptors: Colleges, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Green, Thomas C. – College and University, 2005
Over the last century, Americans have formed a social contract with higher education through the development of and changes to student financial aid programs. These federal, state, and institutional programs are the manifestation of the value we place on who should and who does pay the costs of higher education. Grants versus loans and low-income…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Student Financial Aid, Access to Education
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Weber, Jerome C.; Pope, Myron L.; Simpson, Michael W. – College and University, 2005
The United States Supreme Court has had a significant role in the exploration and definition of affirmative action in this country. No more so than in the recent decisions related to the University of Michigan admissions cases. This article will explore the historical role of the U.S. Supreme Court and the decisions that this entity has made in…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, United States History, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Gauthier, Grady – College and University, 2004
According to the USEFI (United States Education Foundation in India) Web site, (www.fulbright-india.org/eas/eas-general.htm), there are currently 74,603 Indian students in the United States. This immense cultural and educational exchange brings with it both rewards and difficulties for the students and the institutions who enroll them. One of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, Academic Records, Fees