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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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Gibbens, Brian; Williams, Mary A.; Strain, Anna K.; Hoff, Courtney D. M. – College and University, 2015
Curricula at most colleges and universities in the United States are scheduled according to quarters or semesters. While each schedule has several potential advantages over the other, it is unclear what effect each has on student performance. This study compares biology student performance during the two and a half years before and after the 1999…
Descriptors: Biology, Quarter System, Semester System, Scheduling
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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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Peterson, Heather L.; Otto, Carrie L. – College and University, 2011
Successfully preparing frontline counseling staff in an integrated student services model is a challenge--one that management staff in One Stop Student Services at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) have been fine-tuning for almost ten years. The effort has required collaboration across units in a series of trial and error attempts…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Training Methods, Program Descriptions, Teacher Qualifications
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Hanson, Karen; Williamson, Kasi – College and University, 2010
Where do students find out about courses they might take? Potentially, from just about anywhere: friends, bulletin boards, department Web sites, advisors, e-mails, or flyers posted in the halls. Of course, some of these sources are more trustworthy than others. Where should students go to get reliable information that can help them make wise…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Dissemination, Course Selection (Students), Information Sources
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Worsley, Tracy L.; Beckering, Don – College and University, 2007
It is essential that the traditional emergency management structure be used as a framework for higher education emergency planning. The four phases of emergency management should be reflected in the architecture of all planning efforts. These include "preparedness," "response," "mitigation," and "recovery."…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Emergency Programs, Program Development, Natural Disasters
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Sigler, Wayne – College and University, 2003
This article describes Outcome-Oriented Operations (Tri-O[superscript 3]), a system developed at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which enables an office to identify and achieve specific, measurable outcomes. Tri-O[superscript 3] was implemented in the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions with significant success. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: College Admission, Undergraduate Students, Program Descriptions, Critical Path Method