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Lehmann, Whitney – College and University, 2017
This study used an online questionnaire to survey first-time, non-transfer undergraduate freshmen students at the University of Miami to determine the perceived influence of electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) on their college search and choice compared to that of traditional word-of-mouth (WOM). In addition, eWOM's influence was examined during the…
Descriptors: College Choice, Search Strategies, Online Surveys, Questionnaires
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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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Shaw, Stuart; Warren, Jayne; Gill, Tim – College and University, 2014
This article focuses on the research being conducted by Cambridge International Examinations (Cambridge) to ensure that its international assessments prepare students as well as other acceleration programs for continued study in U.S. colleges and universities. The study, which builds on previous freshman GPA data modeling work using data supplied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Program Evaluation, College Students
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Bucklew, Kathy – College and University, 2012
"Fresh start" or amnesty policies have made their way across American universities and colleges. As the Director of Student Enrollment Services/Registrar at Polk State College, in Winter Haven, Florida, the author, who was not a proponent of amnesty, set aside time for several weeks to research amnesty policies and related best…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Academic Failure
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Miller, Thomas E.; Tyree, Tracy; Riegler, Keri K.; Herreid, Charlene – College and University, 2010
This article describes the early outcomes of an ongoing project at the University of South Florida in Tampa that involves using a logistics regression formula derived from pre-matriculation characteristics to predict the risk of individual student attrition. In this piece, the authors will describe the results of the prediction formula and the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Attrition, Models, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Miller, Thomas E.; Herreid, Charlene H. – College and University, 2009
This is the fifth in a series of articles describing an attrition prediction and intervention project at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. The project was originally presented in the 83(2) issue (Miller 2007). The statistical model for predicting attrition was described in the 83(3) issue (Miller and Herreid 2008). The methods and…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), College Students, Higher Education, Student Attrition
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Herreid, Charlene H.; Miller, Thomas E. – College and University, 2009
This article is the fourth in a series of articles describing an attrition prediction and intervention project at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. In this article, the researchers describe the updated version of the prediction model. The original model was developed from a sample of about 900 First Time in College (FTIC) students…
Descriptors: Prediction, Regression (Statistics), Researchers, Intervention
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Miller, Thomas E.; Tyree, Tracy M. – College and University, 2009
This article describes a continuing project at the University of South Florida that was first presented in the 83(2) issue of "College and University" (Miller 2007) and further detailed in the 83(3) (Miller and Herreid 2008). Through that point the project had established a predictive formula for determining the risk of attrition of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Utilization, Intervention, At Risk Students
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Miller, T. E.; Herreid, C. H. – College and University, 2008
This article presents a project intended to produce a model for predicting the risk of attrition of individual students enrolled at the University of South Florida. The project is premised upon the principle that college student attrition is as highly individual and personal as any other aspect of the college-going experience. Students make…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, Admission (School), Regression (Statistics)
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LoBasso, Thomas – College and University, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which enrollment management models have been successfully implemented within the 28 Florida community colleges. The study also sought to determine when enrollment management structures began and whether expected benefits were achieved. Analysis of the data collected in this study indicated…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Models, Community Colleges, Data Collection
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Stones, David – College and University, 2004
At AACRAO's Annual Meeting in April 2003, Tom Stewart was presented with the APEX Award for Achieving Professional Excellence in his field. He was recognized for his tireless work and commitment to SPEEDE, the electronic transmission of records. Over the almost 40-year span of his career, he has earned the SACRAO and AACRAO Distinguished Service…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Two Year Colleges, Professional Development, Professional Associations
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Winarski, Kathy – College and University, 2004
Although admittedly shy and more comfortable as an attentive listener, Tom Stewart is also friendly and accommodating. He graciously agreed to share his thoughts about some of the important experiences in his life. Tom is that rare bird, a native Floridian, from West Palm Beach, 68 miles north of his Miami home. He received a Bachelor of Chemical…
Descriptors: Interviews, Registrars (School), Biographies, Travel
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2004
The 1990s ushered in a new age in state financial support for college students, with the rise of broad-based merit scholarships. Starting in the South and spreading from there, the premise of the "new generation" of programs was simple--states should be in the business of rewarding student performance, retaining the state's "best…
Descriptors: State Programs, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Students
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Spain, Frank H. – College and University, 1987
Florida's mandate of open enrollment for the community colleges and maintenance of the state universities as a limited access system is examined from the perspectives of its origins, perpetuation, problems, and the need for articulation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Administration, College Admission
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Sawyer, James A.; Nickens, John M. – College and University, 1980
The validity of a number of criticisms of community colleges' success in extending educational opportunity to students of low socioeconomic status was studied in 15 Florida community colleges. The results of data analysis of former community college students are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Analysis
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