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Iloh, Constance – College and University, 2018
Much of what is known about college access, admissions, and student experiences is largely a result of studies and practices focused on "traditional-aged" college students. While these studies and efforts have provided substantial information to guide our field, they are inherently limited by their intentional and narrow focus on younger…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Student Experience, Educational Research
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Marthers, Paul – College and University, 2018
Some have an idealized version of the kind of mentor they would like to have giving them at-the-ready expert career advice. In this article, the author offers some examples of career wisdom and professional guidance that have shaped him over the course of his career. They are from supervisors who would never claim to have mentored him, but whom…
Descriptors: Mentors, Career Guidance, Supervisory Methods, Learning Experience
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Williams, Kimberley Buster – College and University, 2018
The author has been blessed with great mentors throughout her career. When she was invited to participate in the Leadership University of Mary Washington (UMW), a mentoring program at her institution, she did not hesitate to say yes. In this article, the author shares her reflections on mentoring.
Descriptors: Mentors, Reflection, Learning Experience, Psychological Patterns
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Parrish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2018
Registrar's offices used to be--and in some cases still are--physical manifestations of organizational charts: upper management resides in one cloistered area, occasionally behind a locked door, connected to the rest of the staff by multiple degrees of separation. During the summer of 2013, Elon University agreed to remodel the Office of the…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), College Administration, Facility Improvement, Interior Design
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Landy, Margo – College and University, 2018
In this article, the author examines her experiences as a mentee at an academic institution. She has had time to look back at some of what her mentor did in mentoring, and now appreciates how novel and successful some of his approaches were. She shares them in this article because she thinks her experience is evidence that broadening the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Outcomes of Education, Personal Narratives, Teacher Student Relationship
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Elliott, Jacquelyn D.; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2018
Latinos are the largest growing population in America, and thus, have the potential to have the greatest impact on our nation's economy. However, Latinos also graduate college at a lower rate than their counterparts. This article focuses on the various cultural, social, and financial barriers Latino students face and provides recommendations for…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, College Administration
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Freed, Lindsey R.; Howell, Leanne L. – College and University, 2018
The following article describes the planning and implementation of a university student recruitment event that produced a high (new) student yield. Detailed descriptions of how staff and faculty worked together to plan and implement this event are described.
Descriptors: College Students, Schools of Education, Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement
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Wold-McCormick, Kristi – College and University, 2018
Few higher education topics have garnered as much interest in recent years as behavioral misconduct and disciplinary notifications. Academic, student affairs, and enrollment management professionals along with legislators and the general public have all had an interest in and voice on these issues. An American Association of Collegiate Registrars…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Discipline, Suspension, School Policy
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Apel, Aaron; Hull, Phil; Owczarek, Scott; Singer, Wren – College and University, 2018
In an effort to simplify the advising and registration process and provide students with a more intuitive enrollment experience, especially at orientation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of the Registrar and Office of Undergraduate Advising co-sponsored a project to transform the enrollment experience. Using design thinking has…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Design, Thinking Skills, Academic Advising
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Simpson, Rich – College and University, 2018
Servicing online degree-seeking students using a one-stop student service advising model that is both individualized and relevant contributes significantly to students' positive experience with the university and supports overall student success. Through its development of a new advising dimension, the Division of Online and Professional Studies…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Online Courses, Distance Education, Models
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Pulcini, Brad – College and University, 2018
A review of the literature reveals that low-income students encounter barriers to higher education. Common barriers include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, n.d.; College Board 2010; Dwyer 2015; Feeney and Heroff 2013; Goldrick-Rab 2016; Nagaoka, Roderick and Coca 2009; Perez-Antonia 2016)…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Low Income, Barriers, Financial Needs
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Tremblay, Christopher – College and University, 2018
Certified college funding specialists™ are part of a growing list of professionals who specialize in college planning. This list includes but is not limited to high school counselors, independent college advisors/consultants, and admission and financial aid representatives. This article reviews the college funding specialists and their…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Specialists, College Planning, High Schools
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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2018
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) examined nine research areas of interest to its members in 2017. Six took the form of 60-Second Surveys; one was a career profile; another examined community college completion initiatives including student attitudes about community college; and one was completed in…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Registrars (School), Admissions Officers, Educational Research
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Alamyar, Mariam – College and University, 2018
In Afghanistan, the education system from primary school to higher education has faced longstanding problems related to access, quality, limited resources, and equal opportunity. The nation is one of the most impoverished, ravaged, and beleaguered in the world. Since 2001 and the collapse of the Taliban, both the government and the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Politics of Education, War
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Perry, Monique – College and University, 2018
Mentorship is a critical and necessary practice in the journey of a leader. However, there is a dark side of mentorship that includes misaligned expectations and general negative consequences. In higher education, as with any industry, those who have attained leadership roles are not always models to be followed. It is important for mentees and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Administrator Role, Supervisors, Interpersonal Relationship
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