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Underwood, Zackary; Ganser, Stephanie – College and University, 2019
Spring admission is an undergraduate admissions strategy for traditional incoming freshmen. "Spring admission is a strategy to fill spots that empty in the spring when students graduate early or study abroad" (Hussain 2017). Admitting spring students is also a way to replace tuition dollars lost due to fall-admitted students'…
Descriptors: College Admission, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
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Pulcini, Brad – College and University, 2018
A review of the literature reveals that low-income students encounter barriers to higher education. Common barriers include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, n.d.; College Board 2010; Dwyer 2015; Feeney and Heroff 2013; Goldrick-Rab 2016; Nagaoka, Roderick and Coca 2009; Perez-Antonia 2016)…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Low Income, Barriers, Financial Needs
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Jayadeva, Rajeev – College and University, 2018
Millennials: a generation always in the news--and not just in mainstream media but in the more powerful and influential news outlet, social media. This generation has attention unlike any before (at least not since the Baby Boomers), and it is changing our world in ways we have yet to fully realize. Millennials are challenging the norms of…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Social Change, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Gitter, Robert J.; MacDonald, Faith; Greenleaf, Daniel – College and University, 2018
The authors examined factors that affected the size of the freshman class at small liberal arts colleges after a decline of ten percent or more. Although top ranked national schools needed to do little, lesser ranked ones enjoyed a greater degree of recovery by offering larger amounts of financial aid and regional schools by awarding aid to more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, Enrollment Trends, Liberal Arts
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Pulcini, Brad – College and University, 2018
Recently, public higher education institutions have experienced an increase in requests from extreme political figures from both the right and left to speak on campus. College administrators must comply with laws and fulfill their legal responsibilities while addressing concerns about campus safety--including those held by students and faculty.…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Universities, School Responsibility
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Landy, Margo – College and University, 2018
In this article, the author examines her experiences as a mentee at an academic institution. She has had time to look back at some of what her mentor did in mentoring, and now appreciates how novel and successful some of his approaches were. She shares them in this article because she thinks her experience is evidence that broadening the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Outcomes of Education, Personal Narratives, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kilgore, Wendy; Wagner, Ellen – College and University, 2017
While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K-12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align. This article highlights the groups' similarities and differences in perspective and proposes implications for practice.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Success
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Mathuews, Katy; Pulcini, Brad – College and University, 2017
For the purposes of this article, open access universities are defined as bachelor's degree-granting institutions that do not restrict admission on the basis of ACT/SAT scores, high school grade point average, and the like. Typically, the mission of an open access university is to provide all students with the opportunity to pursue a degree. The…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas
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Chaddock, Noelle – College and University, 2017
Many mentoring conversations--especially those that pertain to junior faculty of color--cite concern about the socio-racial location of the mentor. This essay, an autoethnographic reflection by an academic of color, is a call to consider the characteristics of mentoring that have moved faculty successfully through their institutional benchmarks.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Ethnography, Reflection, Diversity (Faculty)
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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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Knievel, Michael S. – College and University, 2016
Even though a first-year writing course remains a near-standard component of the college experience, its "content" and the "path" students take to enroll in it are not so standard. Two recent changes at a public, land-grant institution with a selective admission policy and an undergraduate population of approximately 10,000…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, Technological Literacy
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Book, Connie; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2016
Higher education is more competitive than ever before. New terms for curricular gains--for example badges and competencies are becoming the norm. Not all student experiences are created equal. In the "curriculum of experience," Elon University has advanced and deepened a 20-year-old general education requirement that students complete…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Student Experience, Experiential Learning, Campuses
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Waters, Kristin Albright – College and University, 2015
Over the last several decades, changes in the workplace within higher education has led to the notion of teleworking: the opportunity for employees to complete work in a remote location. This article will review the various concepts of teleworking, as well as the pros, cons, and implications for the work environment within higher education.
Descriptors: Teleworking, Higher Education, Work Environment, Personnel Policy
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Beaver, William – College and University, 2015
The fact that nearly one-half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed has once again raised questions about the value of a college degree. This article will attempt to answer these questions by analyzing such issues as labor markets, student debt, human capital along with examining the less apparent aspects of degrees and…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education, Labor Market, Debt (Financial)
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Kim, Mikyong Minsun – College and University, 2015
This paper focuses on the important roles of peer tutoring and peer tutoring services that utilize student tutors in higher education. First, the roles and potential benefits of peer tutoring are identified and reviewed as they apply to various dimensions of student development. Second, the impacts, benefits, and extended beneficiaries of peer…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Higher Education, College Students
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