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von Munkwitz-Smith, Jeff – College and University, 2019
Tina Falkner is the Director of the Office of Student Finance for Academic Support Resources (a large unit comprised of the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Finance, the Office of Classroom Management, One Stop Student Services, Continuity and Compliance, and an internal web development team) at the University of Minnesota. Prior to…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, College Admission, Registrars (School)
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Aveni, Maria – College and University, 2019
In today's financially strained higher education landscape, the student services infrastructure is often supported by fewer staff, less money, less experience, and less knowledge. Gone are the days when higher education staff professionals acquired the necessary education pieces, apprenticed in positions, and waited patiently for promotions. Most…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Economic Climate, Retrenchment
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Goodwin, Kristy – College and University, 2019
Being a woman leader in higher education has many challenges. The author often reflects on the careers she has attained and the advice she has given to students and colleagues only to realize she has always been an advocate for improvement, advancement, and fairness. She gives advice on how women can lead authentically: (1) Take care of your body;…
Descriptors: College Administration, Women Administrators, Higher Education, Self Management
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Wolk, Joseph – College and University, 2019
Transitioning to a new role can be challenging whether at one's current institution or at a new one. Often, the resources that are meant to help with the transition are written by those who have been in the field for many years and who are far removed from the excitement, trepidation, and, at times, uncertainty that may attend a new role. As a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Universities, Daily Living Skills, Registrars (School)
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Cramer, Sharon F.; Cooke, Connie F. – College and University, 2019
This is a conversation with Connie F. Cooke, Director, Financial Aid, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo State and Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita, SUNY Buffalo State. They started working together twenty years ago when they began to implement a new student information system for the university. The SABRE…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Information Systems, Program Implementation, Enrollment Management
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Tremblay, Christopher – College and University, 2018
Certified college funding specialists™ are part of a growing list of professionals who specialize in college planning. This list includes but is not limited to high school counselors, independent college advisors/consultants, and admission and financial aid representatives. This article reviews the college funding specialists and their…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Specialists, College Planning, High Schools
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Langston, Randall – College and University, 2018
Author Randall Langston feels that mentoring should never be viewed as a chore but rather a dynamic and transformational opportunity to impact a student's life. Often, the legacy that some people leave is the professional relationships they have forged with others. In fact, it's not unusual to hear keynote and other conference presentations in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Professional Development
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Marthers, Paul – College and University, 2018
Some have an idealized version of the kind of mentor they would like to have giving them at-the-ready expert career advice. In this article, the author offers some examples of career wisdom and professional guidance that have shaped him over the course of his career. They are from supervisors who would never claim to have mentored him, but whom…
Descriptors: Mentors, Career Guidance, Supervisory Methods, Learning Experience
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Handel, Stephen J. – College and University, 2017
Community college transfer--rooted in the notion that any individual, regardless of background or academic preparation, could enroll at an open access college, transfer to a four-year institution, and earn a bachelor's degree--is the most transformative educational experiment of the century. Even for a nation that prides itself on second chances,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Access to Information
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Tobin, Thomas – College and University, 2017
The class of 2020 includes some of the youngest members of the millennial generation. Most having been born in 1998, these students are so-called "digital natives." The academy must be ready to accept, welcome, and instruct these students. Doing so effectively may mean increasing the understanding of the issues that have shaped their…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, College Graduates, Student Characteristics, Generational Differences
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Hawkins, Michael – College and University, 2017
At the 2016 annual Strategic Enrollment Management Conference, Mark Hommerding presented a workshop entitled "Are You Happy?" Author Michael Hawkins concludes in this commentary that happiness not only creates a "better you" (as Hommerding convincingly argued) but that it also undergirds and sustains effective leadership. More…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, School Administration
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Fortin, Shelley J. – College and University, 2016
With more and more students making community college the starting point of their postsecondary education, there is potential in the pipeline; tapping into it promises great rewards. Transfer has long been integral to the community college mission, but navigating the path to the four-year degree continues to be a challenge. Transfer students have…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transfer Students, Transfer Programs
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Coffmann, Lotus Delta – College and University, 2016
Lotus D. Coffman became the fifth president of the University of Minnesota in 1920 and served in that role until 1938. Two new colleges were established under his tenure: General College offering two-year degrees and University College, intended for students whose academic needs were not being met by other existing colleges. This article provides…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Educational History, Administrator Responsibility, Enrollment Trends
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von Munkwitz-Smith, Jeffrey – College and University, 2016
Jeffrey Von Munkwitz-Smith recently retired as Assistant Vice President and University Registrar at Boston University. This article provides a commentary by Von Munkwitz-Smith on an address given by Lotus Delta Coffman (then president of the University of Minnesota) in 1926 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Job Analysis, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices
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Watkins, J. Foster – College and University, 2016
I wrote this reflective piece in 1999 as I was assuming my first full-time position as a professor with limited administrative responsibilities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After 30-plus years in administrative roles in higher education that provided the opportunity to teach on a part-time basis only, I quickly became aware of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Personal Narratives, Instructional Leadership, College Administration
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