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Simpson, Rich – College and University, 2018
Servicing online degree-seeking students using a one-stop student service advising model that is both individualized and relevant contributes significantly to students' positive experience with the university and supports overall student success. Through its development of a new advising dimension, the Division of Online and Professional Studies…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Online Courses, Distance Education, Models
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Chan, Matthew – College and University, 2017
This study provides an overview and a snapshot of new student orientation (NSO) and new student e-orientation (NSEO) programs, with a focus on the content and feature analysis of the NSEOs. It offers an overview of currently available NSO programs of 100 randomly selected community colleges from a master list of nearly 900 community colleges in…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Waters, Marlo – College and University, 2017
Many wonderful things can and should be written regarding the pleasures of mentorship. As an individual with experience as both a mentee and a mentor, I can attest to the joy that comes from a productive mentoring relationship. However, there is a reality that is discussed less frequently: Mentoring is hard work that can involve pain and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Mentors, Individual Development, Leadership Effectiveness
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Tremblay, Christopher – College and University, 2017
The study of Disney is not new to higher education. For decades, Walt Disney has been studied in history courses. The Disney version of customer service excellence has been touted as a best practice in business courses, and film/media courses have analyzed Disney's animated classics (Duncan 2012, Wantasen n.d.). In U.S. higher education, there has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Recreational Facilities, Courses, Gender Issues
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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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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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Pikowsky, Reta – College and University, 2012
The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education's "Self-Assessment Guide for Registrar Programs and Services" includes an introductory statement on the role of registrar programs: "The overarching role of the registrar is increasingly that of an educator, defining student needs through learning outcomes and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Registrars (School), Role, Outcomes of Education
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Hall, Zachary M. – College and University, 2008
Change, competition, and its consequences are particularly salient for California's community colleges. At its peak in 2002, California's community college system educated more than 2.5 million students annually. Nevertheless, California's community colleges receive the smallest proportion of the state education budget while enrolling nearly three…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Budgets, Marketing
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Vieth, Robert C. – College and University, 2007
This article explores the decision making in developing and starting a partnership between three universities using the decision-making models developed by Graham Allison in 1971 and updated in 1999. University partnerships are complicated and require more than one decision-making model to explain all the significant decisions that are make in…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Doctoral Programs, Decision Making, Instructional Development
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Randall, Mary Elisabeth – College and University, 2004
J. Michael Thompson is the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the University of Southern California. J. Michael has worked in higher education for more than 30 years in a variety of roles at small private and mid-sized and large public universities, and now at USC, a large private university. He has…
Descriptors: Interviews, Administrators, Higher Education, Career Development
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Gibbs, O. B.; Lee, Herman C. – College and University, 1974
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Experimental Colleges