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Bosco, Michael A. – College and University, 2012
In order to support a new knowledge-based economy, President Obama has determined that more of the nation's population will need a college degree. While much of the research on two-year colleges has focused on public community colleges, there are a number of private, independent two-year colleges whose graduates will also contribute to a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Smith, Clayton – College and University, 2012
In this article, the author talks about his career that has included positions in government and higher education, with the last 25 years having been spent working at four postsecondary institutions in the United States and Canada. In all cases, he has been blessed by having a caring and supportive mentor (sometimes more than one). Looking back…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Higher Education, Careers
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Tilghman, Chris – College and University, 2012
The goal of this article is to shed light on a variety of metrics institutions and some accreditors currently use to track the retention of working adults. Further, it identifies a number of important principles that all stakeholders should consider when creating a standard measure of adult student retention. Finally, it describes a few errors to…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Adult Students, Higher Education, Enrollment
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Winters, Carla A.; Gurney, Gerald S. – College and University, 2012
When considering any type of alternative or special admission processes for incoming students, the university is charged with taking into account traditional admissions criteria such as high school grade point average (GPA) and standardized test scores as well as other attributes. These "other attributes" frequently include pressure to…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Grade Point Average, Admission Criteria, Reading Skills
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White, Elizabeth – College and University, 2012
In a relatively short time, technology applications have become an essential feature of the admissions business. They make the jobs of international admissions professionals easier in many ways, allowing for more robust communication with applicants and counselors, a streamlined application process, and quicker access to information about…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Change, Information Technology, Higher Education
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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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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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Bogue, Grady; Hall, Kimberely – College and University, 2012
Evidence of the emergence of accountability expectations for higher education in the United States and throughout the world is abundant; it is in national reports, conference themes, mandated assessments, accreditation guidelines, and government statues and regulations. Yet some research establishes that business, political, and academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Stakeholders, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Cushing, Pamela – College and University, 2012
While most scholars and higher education professionals believe in the intrinsic value of a liberal arts degree, high school students and their parents often have a different bias as they seek to determine where to invest themselves and their resources. Anyone who has taught in or recruited for the social sciences or humanities will recognize the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alumni, Liberal Arts, High School Students
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Koenig, Ann M.; Devlin, Edward – College and University, 2012
The education sector is no stranger to fraud, unfortunately. This article provides best practice guidance in recognizing and dealing with fraud, with emphasis on domestic and international academic credential fraud. It includes practical approaches to academic document review and verification. Success in fighting fraud requires becoming informed,…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Deception, Registrars (School), Accreditation (Institutions)
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Buckman, Joel; Gold, Stephanie – College and University, 2012
This article outlines privacy and data security compliance issues facing postsecondary education institutions when they utilize cloud computing and concludes with a practical list of do's and dont's. Cloud computing does not change an institution's privacy and data security obligations. It does involve reliance on a third party, which requires an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Computers, Information Security, Privacy
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Braz, Meredith – College and University, 2012
There are many hundreds if not thousands of registrars--unsung leaders in U.S. higher education who often may be "unseen" but who are both quite present and surprisingly influential. Leadership styles among them vary somewhat, but many of them practice what the author calls "inconspicuous" leadership. "Inconspicuous"…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership, Expertise, Leadership Role
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Burgher, Karl E.; Snyder, Michael – College and University, 2012
This is the third in a series of eight articles on project management (PM) in the academy. In this article, the authors describe the step-by-step implementation of a structural change to Indiana State University's (ISU's) Office of Registration and Records (ORR). The process described may vary as it is implemented elsewhere, but the authors…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Registrars (School), Academic Records
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Ruiz, Adriana; Pryor, John H. – College and University, 2011
The transfer function is one of the defining missions of community college systems, and it is of great importance to understand the experiences of the students who are or have been on the transfer path. Along these lines, it is essential for both sending and receiving institutions to know how their efforts to assist students with the transfer…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Students, Educational Environment, Student Experience
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Jacob, Stacy A. – College and University, 2011
In 1976 and again in 1995, several brave women chose to enroll at--and thereby to "gender integrate"--America's military colleges. In 1976, women were admitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) service academies after an Act of Congress changed a law so as to allow for their matriculation. Beginning in 1995, women were admitted to state-supported…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Schools, Military Training, Military Personnel
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