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Fiese, Barbara H.; Schwartz, Marlene – Society for Research in Child Development, 2008
While lasting only twenty minutes, on average, family mealtimes are embedded in a social, cultural, and economic context that are associated with a variety of indicators of children's health and wellbeing. Shared family mealtimes have been associated with such diverse outcomes as reduced risk for substance abuse, promotion of language development,…
Descriptors: Child Health, Family Environment, Well Being, Family Relationship
Acker, Jon Charles; Hughes, William W.; Fendley, William R., Jr. – Online Submission, 2004
Alabama's primary competitor in recruiting is in-state rival Auburn University which lures away roughly one in eight of UA's admitted students. Two factors stand above all others in attracting students to UA--academic reputation and social activities reputation. Factors following distantly are a visit to the UA campus, financial assistance and the…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, Student Recruitment, Enrollment Management
Taylor, Carol; McCaig, Colin – Higher Education Academy, 2014
The policy environment for universities in England has changed significantly over the past few years. This can be seen most obviously in relation to the funding of undergraduate education, but other changes will come to be seen as equally influential in the long term. One example is the change to the policy on controlling student numbers, which is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competition, Student Characteristics, Educational Environment
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
Each year, the federal government makes a significant financial investment in the education and training of the U.S. physician workforce. A quarter of that physician workforce is composed of international medical graduates (IMG) and they include both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Little is known about IMGs with respect to how much they…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Schools, Foreign Medical Graduates, Student Loan Programs
Paulsen, Michael B. – 1990
This digest summarizes in a question and answer format a full length report of the same title. It addresses trends in college student enrollment patterns with an emphasis on behavior underlying student choice of college. Demographic changes and cuts in important sources of student financial aid brought significant enrollment declines to higher…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Choice, Declining Enrollment, Economic Climate
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment. – 1983
This assessment continues the Office of Technology Assessment's (OTA) exploration of the meaning of industrial policy in the United States context, while also examining the industrial policies of several U.S. economic rivals. The major focus is on electronics, an area which virtually defines "high technology" of the 1980's. The…
Descriptors: Automation, Competition, Electronics, Employment Patterns
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Harris, Susan C. – Information Services and Use, 1985
Discusses the theoretical basis for integration of information functions and communication functions, the relevance of this integration in the scientific information cycle, and its positive effect on commodity research networks. The application of this theory is described using three commodity programs of the Centro Internacional de Agricultura…
Descriptors: Agricultural Personnel, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
Hossler, Don – 1984
Enrollment management is discussed with focus on the expanding role of admissions professions and their increasing impact on institutional policymaking. Enrollment management influences the size, shape, and characteristics of a student body by directing student marketing and recruitment as well as pricing and financial aid. Attention is also…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Admission
Mills, Stephen R. – 1990
The California Department of Education commissioned a study to help guide ongoing information dissemination practices to the educational community. A pilot study, department of education staff interviews, and field interviews preceded document tracking. Phone interviews were conducted with district administrators, principals, and teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Transfer
Hutchins, Sally, Ed. – ACCT Trustee Quarterly, 1984
These four issues of "ACCT Trustee Quarterly" contain articles on topics of current concern to community college trustees. The first issue contains articles on high technology, humanistic management, a legislative history of the "Apple" Bill, trustee-president relations, educational quality, part-time instructors, and health promotion through…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Board Administrator Relationship, College Administration, College Role
Shaul, Marnie S. – 2000
Commercial activities in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools have been growing in visibility throughout the last decade, a period characterized by tightened school budgets. As visibility has increased, so have concerns about commercial activities that generate cash, equipment, or other types of assistance and their potential effects on…
Descriptors: Advertising, Budgeting, Business, Business Responsibility
Webre, Philip – 1993
In 1991 the Federal Government initiated the multiagency High Performance Computing and Communications program (HPCC) to further the development of U.S. supercomputer technology and high-speed computer network technology. This overview by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concentrates on obstacles that might prevent the growth of the…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Educational Technology