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Roemer, Ann E. – College and University, 2020
College and university admissions officers are the gatekeepers who decide which individuals may join the "country club" of higher education. As such, the decisions they make have a significant impact on the lives of individuals, especially those who are willing to travel across the globe and risk living in an unfamiliar country in order…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cutting Scores
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Johnson, David B.; Sveen, Lindsay Welsch – College and University, 2020
As the Millennial generation matures and commentary about it fades from public discussion, a new generation of students is taking center stage on campuses: Generation Z. Sometimes referred to as iGen, Centennials, or the Recession Generation, this new generation has officially been named Generation Z (or Gen Z) by the Pew Research Center (Dimock…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Generational Differences, Equal Education, Student Attitudes
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Wold-McCormick, Kristi – College and University, 2020
Mary Callahan is the Registrar and Senior Associate Dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was named Registrar in 1999 and Senior Associate Dean in 2015 and sets the strategic direction for a continuum of student and faculty support activities. Among her many responsibilities are oversight of registration, grades, degree…
Descriptors: Deans, Higher Education, Administrator Responsibility, Women Administrators
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von Munkwitz-Smith, Jeff – College and University, 2020
Luisa Havens Gerardo is Vice President for Enrollment Management at Virginia Tech. She has served the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) as president, vice president for access and equity, chair of the international admissions committee, and member of the nominations committee and the program committee…
Descriptors: College Administration, Women Administrators, Foreign Students, Registrars (School)
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2020
Many colleges and universities nationwide use midterm grades to provide feedback to students about their academic performance at the midpoint of a course. In recent years, registrars have been challenged to collect accurate midterm grades. Numerous factors contribute to the challenge of collecting accurate assessments. This constellation of…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Feedback (Response)
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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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Balayan, Ariana; Kormann, Emily – College and University, 2020
Gone are the days of expecting a grad fair to bring a flood of students, a list of qualified leads, and inevitable conversion to application. Instead, creativity and attention to the considerations noted in this op-ed are necessary for the grad fair to continue to be of value.
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Enrollment Management
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von Munkwitz-Smith, Jeff – College and University, 2019
Tina Falkner is the Director of the Office of Student Finance for Academic Support Resources (a large unit comprised of the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Finance, the Office of Classroom Management, One Stop Student Services, Continuity and Compliance, and an internal web development team) at the University of Minnesota. Prior to…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, College Admission, Registrars (School)
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Aveni, Maria – College and University, 2019
In today's financially strained higher education landscape, the student services infrastructure is often supported by fewer staff, less money, less experience, and less knowledge. Gone are the days when higher education staff professionals acquired the necessary education pieces, apprenticed in positions, and waited patiently for promotions. Most…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Economic Climate, Retrenchment
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Goodwin, Kristy – College and University, 2019
Being a woman leader in higher education has many challenges. The author often reflects on the careers she has attained and the advice she has given to students and colleagues only to realize she has always been an advocate for improvement, advancement, and fairness. She gives advice on how women can lead authentically: (1) Take care of your body;…
Descriptors: College Administration, Women Administrators, Higher Education, Self Management
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Wolk, Joseph – College and University, 2019
Transitioning to a new role can be challenging whether at one's current institution or at a new one. Often, the resources that are meant to help with the transition are written by those who have been in the field for many years and who are far removed from the excitement, trepidation, and, at times, uncertainty that may attend a new role. As a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Universities, Daily Living Skills, Registrars (School)
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Cramer, Sharon F.; Cooke, Connie F. – College and University, 2019
This is a conversation with Connie F. Cooke, Director, Financial Aid, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo State and Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita, SUNY Buffalo State. They started working together twenty years ago when they began to implement a new student information system for the university. The SABRE…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Information Systems, Program Implementation, Enrollment Management
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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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Langston, Randall – College and University, 2018
Author Randall Langston feels that mentoring should never be viewed as a chore but rather a dynamic and transformational opportunity to impact a student's life. Often, the legacy that some people leave is the professional relationships they have forged with others. In fact, it's not unusual to hear keynote and other conference presentations in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Professional Development
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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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