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Handel, Stephen J. – College and University, 2020
Janet Marling is the Executive Director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), which is housed at the University of North Georgia. NISTS was established in 2002 at the University of North Texas and later moved to its present location in 2012. During this time, NISTS has grown into one of the largest national…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Higher Education, Equal Education, Community Colleges
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Chaney, Bradford; Lake, Rebecca – College and University, 2020
Increasingly, colleges and universities are being compared and evaluated based on the outcomes that their students experience. While both self-evaluation and accountability are valuable, one should be careful that the right outcomes are measured. Using data from 21 community colleges, we find that traditional measures often ignore key positive…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Outcome Measures, Outcomes of Education, College Students
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Iloh, Constance – College and University, 2019
The decisions to go to college and where are life-altering. Accordingly, college choice theory has been a necessary framework for understanding access and destinations in postsecondary education. The author argues for the need to depart from framing college-going around "choice" and puts forth a timely and context-driven alternative to…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, College Bound Students, Access to Education
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2019
In this commentary, the authors advocate support for the adoption of a universal credential registry. By connecting information about credentials and their value, Credential Engine's registry (CE) creates an ever-expanding atlas of educational possibilities for students. Many registrars, however, have yet to recognize the institutional value of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Registrars (School), Nontraditional Students, College Credits
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Henry, Philip – College and University, 2019
Phillip Henry is a semi-retired former U.K. Registrar and Secretary with almost 40 years' experience in higher education. He has been active in staff development in the United Kingdom (Association of University Administrators, Academic Registrars Council, and Association of Heads of University Administration), in the United States (AACRAO and a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Experience, College Students
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Underwood, Zackary; Ganser, Stephanie – College and University, 2019
Spring admission is an undergraduate admissions strategy for traditional incoming freshmen. "Spring admission is a strategy to fill spots that empty in the spring when students graduate early or study abroad" (Hussain 2017). Admitting spring students is also a way to replace tuition dollars lost due to fall-admitted students'…
Descriptors: College Admission, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
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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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Jayadeva, Rajeev – College and University, 2018
Millennials: a generation always in the news--and not just in mainstream media but in the more powerful and influential news outlet, social media. This generation has attention unlike any before (at least not since the Baby Boomers), and it is changing our world in ways we have yet to fully realize. Millennials are challenging the norms of…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Social Change, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Gitter, Robert J.; MacDonald, Faith; Greenleaf, Daniel – College and University, 2018
The authors examined factors that affected the size of the freshman class at small liberal arts colleges after a decline of ten percent or more. Although top ranked national schools needed to do little, lesser ranked ones enjoyed a greater degree of recovery by offering larger amounts of financial aid and regional schools by awarding aid to more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, Enrollment Trends, Liberal Arts
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Pulcini, Brad – College and University, 2018
Recently, public higher education institutions have experienced an increase in requests from extreme political figures from both the right and left to speak on campus. College administrators must comply with laws and fulfill their legal responsibilities while addressing concerns about campus safety--including those held by students and faculty.…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Universities, School Responsibility
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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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Kilgore, Wendy; Wagner, Ellen – College and University, 2017
While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K-12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align. This article highlights the groups' similarities and differences in perspective and proposes implications for practice.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Success
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Mathuews, Katy; Pulcini, Brad – College and University, 2017
For the purposes of this article, open access universities are defined as bachelor's degree-granting institutions that do not restrict admission on the basis of ACT/SAT scores, high school grade point average, and the like. Typically, the mission of an open access university is to provide all students with the opportunity to pursue a degree. The…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas
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Chaddock, Noelle – College and University, 2017
Many mentoring conversations--especially those that pertain to junior faculty of color--cite concern about the socio-racial location of the mentor. This essay, an autoethnographic reflection by an academic of color, is a call to consider the characteristics of mentoring that have moved faculty successfully through their institutional benchmarks.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Ethnography, Reflection, Diversity (Faculty)
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von Munkwitz-Smith, Jeffrey – College and University, 2016
Jeffrey Von Munkwitz-Smith recently retired as Assistant Vice President and University Registrar at Boston University. This article provides a commentary by Von Munkwitz-Smith on an address given by Lotus Delta Coffman (then president of the University of Minnesota) in 1926 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Job Analysis, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices
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