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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 2012
Forty years ago, the author arrived in Boston with an associate's degree and two years' experience in the corporate world. The idea of working at a college appealed, so she boarded the B line trolley to Boston College. She arrived on campus, found the human resources office, took a typing test, interviewed with the director of freshman financial…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Enrollment Management, Community Colleges, Human Resources
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 2004
The author of this commentary was looking forward to visiting Japan, a new culture. With excitement she anticipated experiencing hot springs, monumental shrines, breathtaking gardens, delicious sashimi and soba, and the speedy bullet trains--all so different from life in Boston. She was not disappointed but was surprised, pleasantly, by constant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Travel, Personal Narratives, Human Services
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 2000
Describes features of a new system of compensation, classification, and performance appraisal for employees at Boston College developed by a performance management team at the college in association with outside consultants. (EV)
Descriptors: Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Program Descriptions, School Personnel
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1997
Offers, in a whimsical poem, reflections on what motivates students planning to study or travel abroad, the countries they choose to visit, the challenges they overcome, the initial culture shock, and the rewards of travel. Reflects on exchanges in unfamiliar languages, differences in culture, and varied traditions. (CH)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1990
Distributed computer processing, increasingly common on campuses, brings the convenience of open and broad access to information but must be combined with well-planned and regularly reviewed security measures. Ethical codes must be defined and followed, and a combination of security components required to gain access should be used when possible.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Codes of Ethics, Confidential Records, Data Processing
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Gregory, Bob; Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1986
Alternative methods of storing and handling the registrar's records are described, and their relative advantages and disadvantages are noted. The methods include paper files, micrographics (computer output microfilm and source document microfilm), and electronic image systems. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Computer Storage Devices, Costs
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Lonabocker, Louise; Halfond, Jay – College and University, 1984
The techniques used by the Enrollment Management group at Boston College in reviewing enrollment through the year, predicting the attrition rate, and determining the number of new students to admit are outlined, and the data needs and manipulation are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Planning, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Futures (of Society)
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Lonabocker, Louise; Long, Rita R. – College and University, 1983
Online registration at Boston College, CORSS (Course Registration and Scheduling System), is described. Students register at a specific appointment time to work out an acceptable program with a terminal operator who is a member of the registrar's staff, and leaves the registration area with a printed schedule of courses. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Higher Education, Management Information Systems
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1996
An August 1996 conference on innovation in college student services is described, including discussion of the University of Delaware's student services model, common factors in program development identified by participants, common barriers, and the innovations undertaken at a number of diverse higher education institutions around the country.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Conferences
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1997
Examines the use of instructional management, which incorporates college student records and registration and acknowledges their place as partners with faculty in managing curriculum delivery. Describes the evolution of this approach at Boston College (Massachusetts), including applications in degree auditing, distributed systems, room scheduling,…
Descriptors: College Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Desktop Publishing, Educational Facilities
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1989
Boston College's student public-access record-keeping system provides students access to their own academic, account, and financial aid information. The system was first made available on computer terminals and then on a Consumer Transaction Terminal. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Church Related Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1987
To complement an online registration program, Boston College has students who are appointed to the position of freshman registration advisor. The advisors work from mid-May through orientation weekend. Freshmen welcome the opportunity to talk to other students about courses, instructors, work load and major requirements. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Freshmen, College Students, Educational Counseling
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Lonabocker, Louise – College and University, 1982
An institutional attrition study showed certain reasons for dropping out cited by all students reemerging in analysis of subgroups. Financial and personal problems were most common, with unavailability of a desired major also common. However, individual differences also emerged, and strict adherence to a dropout profile is not recommended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Curriculum, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research