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Monk-Turner, Elizabeth – College and University, 2016
President Obama and others have called for free community college--"America's College Promise." Yet controversy surrounds the community college system, with proponents emphasizing the educational opportunities provided while critics bemoan the high dropout rate and lack of equality of educational outcomes. Little research explores how…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Criminology, Educational Experience
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Cramer, Sharon F. – College and University, 2016
When a person looks back at critical career moments in higher education either as a student, teacher, or staff member, they likely recall people who went out of their way to provide advice when they were unsure or uneasy. This article reaches out to those who are considering becoming a mentors. It provides guidance for beginning a mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Reflection
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Kutchner, Wendy; Kleschik, Paul – College and University, 2016
Structured mentoring programs provide established goals and objectives and clarify expectations and access for the mentee. Institutions often tailor these programs to meet their cultural and leadership needs, guiding the mentee in their current position and future growth opportunities. Such internal programs assist with succession planning and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Mentors, Enrollment
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Shaw, Stuart D.; Werno, Magda A. – College and University, 2016
This case study sought to gain a better understanding of the impact of the Cambridge Acceleration Program on students' transition from high school to college at one American university. The findings from an online questionnaire indicate that many participants develop a range of skills that are perceived as important in the context of university…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Acceleration (Education), High School Students, College Students
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Parks, Parks,; O'Connor, Margaret; Parrish, Jesse – College and University, 2016
As the population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students at colleges and universities increases, it is important to examine how institutions have adjusted policies and student systems to create a universally welcoming environment. Transitioning is often a challenging and sensitive process, making each interaction in a new setting vital…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Higher Education, College Students, Student Development
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Morris, Brett; Cox, Lisa – College and University, 2016
The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center reports that 48 percent of all students begin their postsecondary education at community colleges--15 percentage points more than the number of students who begin their postsecondary education at four-year public institutions. It's easy to explain why. Access is easier because admission is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students
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Buster-Williams, Kimberley – College and University, 2016
Enrollment managers, like most managers, have goals that must be focused on with precision, excitement, and vigor. Enrollment managers must excel at enrollment planning. Typically, enrollment planning unites undergraduate and graduate recruitment plans, out-of-state recruitment plans, marketing plans, retention plans, international enrollment…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Enrollment Influences, Educational Practices, Admissions Officers
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Henry, Philip – College and University, 2016
In this article Philip Henry, now in semi-retirement, reflects on the last 50 years of his career in United Kingdom higher education and the changes that ensued during this time. Over the span of his career he had the opportunity to experience a wide range of institutions in all of the U.K. university mission groups and in a range of positions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Data, Registrars (School)
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Smith, Rebel – College and University, 2016
There have been many drastic changes in higher education in recent years. State funding has decreased, leaving schools responsible for their own revenue growth and for balancing their budgets. Colleges and universities are closing departments and are no longer offering majors that are producing few or no graduates. Small colleges are closing, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Recruitment, Online Courses, Traditional Schools
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Book, Connie; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2016
Higher education is more competitive than ever before. New terms for curricular gains--for example badges and competencies are becoming the norm. Not all student experiences are created equal. In the "curriculum of experience," Elon University has advanced and deepened a 20-year-old general education requirement that students complete…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Student Experience, Experiential Learning, Campuses
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Waters, Marlo J.; Hightower, Len – College and University, 2016
This qualitative study used interviews to explore perceptions of the management and leadership role of the higher education registrar and the skills needed to fulfill that role. The findings reveal a variety of factors that were considered to impact the registrars role as a campus leader. There findings can help registrars find ways to maximize…
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Role, Administrator Behavior, Leadership Role
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2016
The higher education landscape has changed significantly over the past decade as advances in technology and the proliferation of data have rapidly reshaped the work of the registrar. Despite these innovations, many registrars steadfastly resist changing the academic transcript, arguing that it must reflect the highly structured curriculum that…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Credentials, Employer Attitudes, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Waters, Kristin Albright – College and University, 2015
Over the last several decades, changes in the workplace within higher education has led to the notion of teleworking: the opportunity for employees to complete work in a remote location. This article will review the various concepts of teleworking, as well as the pros, cons, and implications for the work environment within higher education.
Descriptors: Teleworking, Higher Education, Work Environment, Personnel Policy
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Tucciarone, Kristy – College and University, 2015
This study investigates how universities can increase enrollment by advertising internships to prospective students during the college search process. The primary reason students earn a college degree is to secure a good-quality career with earning potential. Internships--the single most important credential for recent graduates--are the key…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Universities, Institutional Advancement, Internship Programs
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Von Haden, Kasie; Peggar, Elyse – College and University, 2015
The admissions counselor position is a common entry-level professional position in higher education. However, little is known about the competencies needed to be successful in this position. Through interviews with entry-level admissions counselors, this study sought to better understand these competencies and their alignment with the recently…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Admissions Counseling, Higher Education, Competence
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