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Schluchter, Jackie; Weston, Jerri; Sullivan, Sara – College and University, 2020
Many people view commencement from the outside: a wonderful celebration of academic achievement and a time to celebrate graduates' accomplishments. By contrast, the commencement coordinator analyzes and implements each of the smaller parts that culminate in graduates crossing the stage and throwing their caps. The perfect commencement is…
Descriptors: Graduation, Recognition (Achievement), Planning, Facilities
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Tremblay, Christopher – College and University, 2017
The study of Disney is not new to higher education. For decades, Walt Disney has been studied in history courses. The Disney version of customer service excellence has been touted as a best practice in business courses, and film/media courses have analyzed Disney's animated classics (Duncan 2012, Wantasen n.d.). In U.S. higher education, there has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Recreational Facilities, Courses, Gender Issues
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2004
The 1990s ushered in a new age in state financial support for college students, with the rise of broad-based merit scholarships. Starting in the South and spreading from there, the premise of the "new generation" of programs was simple--states should be in the business of rewarding student performance, retaining the state's "best…
Descriptors: State Programs, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Students
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Dallam, Jerald W.; And Others – College and University, 1984
Results, limitations, and policy recommendations emerging from a series of four studies of the attendance patterns, achievement, and persistence of freshmen and transfer students new to the three Regents' Universities of Iowa in the academic years 1960-61, 1965-66, 1970-71, and 1975-76 are reported. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Attendance Patterns
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Alvord, David J.; Tack, Leland R.; Dallam, Jerald W. – College and University, 1998
Describes the development of Project EASIER, a collaborative electronic-data interchange for networking Iowa local school districts, education agencies, community colleges, universities, and the Department of Education. The primary goal of this project is to develop and implement a system for collection of student information for state and federal…
Descriptors: Data Processing, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Information Management
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Fryman, James F. – College and University, 1988
A study examined factors in the migration of Iowa-resident first-time freshmen to institutions in adjacent states, including distance between the home state and destination school, tuition, institution size, perceived quality of the institution, the nonresident enrollment in the school, and state admission policies. (MSE)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Freshmen, College Students, Higher Education