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Ntim, Stephanie; Taylor, Alexander; Cross, Devon; Parks, Rodney; Dean, Caroline – College and University, 2020
Higher education officials have recently begun to focus their attention on summer enrollment as an alternative means by which to improve recruitment and retention. Utilizing business analytics and forecasting, Elon University has seen significant growth in its summer college enrollment and revenue. The current study seeks to address how students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Summer Programs, Student Recruitment, School Holding Power
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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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Selander, Julie; Tidball, Stacey – College and University, 2020
The University of Minnesota is a large public research university with five campuses that provide undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to 67,000 students. Given the university's diverse community, a dedicated campus climate effort helps ensure that the campus is welcoming of all persons. Because the student information system (SIS)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Student Personnel Services, Student Experience, LGBTQ People
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Cellotti, Amber; McKessock, Rachel; Bricker, Adrienne – College and University, 2020
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities completed a project that used degree audit data to project expected graduation terms for students. By working together within our organization, Academic Support Resources, in partnership with colleges throughout the university, the new process was implemented. This article will explore the factors in place…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation Rate, Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid
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Almond, Devon – College and University, 2020
Across the nation, troves of college students disenroll prior to graduation; students who do graduate often leave campus still searching as if something is missing, inadequate, and deficient. Indeed, something is missing and unsustainable in this malaise. Drawing on Tia Brown McNair, "et al." (2016), who call for student-ready campus…
Descriptors: College Students, Language Usage, Dropouts, Campuses
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Seelinger, Garrett; Thomson, Lendsey – College and University, 2020
Within the landscape of collegiate student athlete eligibility, transfer students present the greatest challenge. Their movements, motives, and so-called mistakes are the subject of extensive legislation. Anyone looking from the outside at the rules and protocols for transfer student athletes as an indication of the overall state of collegiate…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Student Athletes, College Students, Eligibility
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Sandlin, Michele – College and University, 2019
This feature focuses on the five areas an institution needs to know before implementing holistic measures. These include: what does a holistic review entail, how to be legally complaint, Sedlacek's noncognitive variables, applying student success measures, and the vital importance of training.
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Success, Holistic Approach, Compliance (Legal)
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Levine, Jeffrey P. – College and University, 2019
As a naïve young manager at a 30,000-student college, Jeffrey Levine vowed that if he ever participated on university cross-departmental teams building on a strong foundation from both student affairs and enrollment management (EM), he would never miss an opportunity to engage key faculty, senior leadership, and academic affairs leadership. Levine…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Program Implementation, College Students, Organizational Communication
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2019
Registrars and other university offices are integral to students' full life cycle, from prospective students to alumni. In this more encompassing definition of enrollment management, registrars perform a number of duties that overlap with the objectives of enrollment management. This perspective paper analyzes the changes in the historic…
Descriptors: Role, Registrars (School), Enrollment Management, College Students
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Altieri, Francisco Maldonado – College and University, 2019
"One-stop" centers are evidence of institutions' recognition of students' changing needs and habits. The centers enable students to manage all of their business in one location (mirroring somewhat the process of managing tasks in industries outside of higher education). A one-stop center moves services from a process-centered approach to…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Personnel Services, Efficiency, Planning
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Wicks, James – College and University, 2019
Leaders who prioritize the development of their institutions over that of their students and personnel contribute to what Lawler (2016) describes as the "college bubble," wherein college costs incurred by students expand inversely with the quality of education, and students are progressively insulated from the "tough imperatives of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Higher Education, Student Costs, College Students
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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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Nowicki, Ewa – College and University, 2019
Current college-aged students, broadly referred to in this article as Gen Z, are entering adulthood with the concept of gender as a spectrum rather than a binary. However, student information systems (SISs) in use throughout U.S. higher education institutions were built with retention and collection practices relative to binary sex and identity…
Descriptors: Success, Higher Education, College Students, Best Practices
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Benezet, Louis T. – College and University, 2019
This article discusses the conflict that arises between rising enrollments and meaningful college learning. The author highlights data on students' response to the college environment, and offers a number of innovative ideas for fostering intellectual growth among a more diverse student body. These include: early declaration of major; rethinking…
Descriptors: Conflict, College Students, College Environment, Student Diversity
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Schulz, Hannah; Taylor, Alexander; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2019
Critical languages refers to less commonly taught languages that the U.S. State Department has deemed necessary for U.S. national defense (Department of Defense 2000). In the current era of globalization and growing interconnectedness, the need for proficient speakers of critical languages has become increasingly urgent. While many foreign…
Descriptors: College Choice, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages, National Security
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