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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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Waters, Marlo – College and University, 2017
Many wonderful things can and should be written regarding the pleasures of mentorship. As an individual with experience as both a mentee and a mentor, I can attest to the joy that comes from a productive mentoring relationship. However, there is a reality that is discussed less frequently: Mentoring is hard work that can involve pain and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Mentors, Individual Development, Leadership Effectiveness
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Hesse, Erwin – College and University, 2017
This qualitative study explored nine admissions counselors' experiences with undocumented students at a public, four-year university in the state of Maryland. Findings suggest that admissions staff may confuse which policies apply for DACA vs DREAMers, a strategic recruitment plan does not exist to actively recruit undocumented students, and…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Undocumented Immigrants, College Admission, Admissions Counseling
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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2017
In this article, author Wendy Kilgore reports that 2016 was a productive year for AACRAO Research thanks to the active and ongoing participation of the members. Eleven research projects were completed in 2016 including 60-Second surveys and three comprehensive projects. The intent of the 60-Second surveys remains the same since its inception. They…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Surveys, Benchmarking, Educational Research
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Chapman, Betsy – College and University, 2017
Fifty years ago, the existence of a dedicated parent/ family relations office at a college or university was a rare thing. Parents were not considered as involved a constituency as students, faculty, staff, or alumni. Freestanding parent and family relations offices are a relatively recent development. Many institutions have been working…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Parent Participation, Parents
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Smith, Clayton – College and University, 2017
One of the most common terms in postsecondary education is "mentoring." Nearly all colleges and universities offer some type of mentoring. Sometimes mentoring is focused on certain students, such as at-risk first-year students, student-athletes, or honors program students. A number of institutions provide mentoring for new faculty and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Definitions, Relevance (Education), College Programs
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Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M. – College and University, 2017
In 2016, more than 1.6 million students took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a standardized college admissions test (College Board 2016a). Researchers have estimated that 33 percent of students who take the SAT participate in some mode of formal test preparation, such as private tutoring or classes, to prepare for the exam (Buchmann, Condron…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, Meta Analysis, College Admission
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Parrish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2017
Increasingly, college students struggle to find translatable meaning in their college experiences. Following a program of study and dabbling in a few extra-curricular experiences proves to be enough to graduate, but somehow some students fail to thrive in all areas of well-being once they are at work. If this disconnect is rooted to a lack of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Alignment (Education), College Students, Work Study Programs
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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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Horn, Catherine L.; Marin, Patricia – College and University, 2017
To help admissions professionals achieve their diversity objectives, a strategy should be adopted that encourages universities to be more broadly self-reflective across a range of interrelated admissions policies and practices. Educational scrutiny is a data-analytic framework for campus-based understanding of the extent to which internal policies…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Organizational Objectives, Educational Practices, Student Diversity
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Rodriguez, Claudia; Parrish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2017
To promote inclusion and creating a welcoming environment for an increasingly diverse population of undergraduate students, many institutions invest heavily in the development of programs and resources that celebrate diversity and encourage meaningful interactions. Noble though they may be, these efforts often fail to account for the truly…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Cultural Differences, Undergraduate Students, Student Diversity
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McClure, Jennifer L. – College and University, 2017
In 2015, Elgin Community College's Student Success Infrastructure used the book "Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change" (2013) by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler to help frame conversations about improving student success. One of the book's main concepts is using data to identify and…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Community Colleges, Success, Regression (Statistics)
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Brauer, Dot – College and University, 2017
Higher education organizations need to support trans students' use of self-identified first names (in place of legal names given at birth) and self-identified pronouns (in place of assumed pronouns based sex assigned at birth of other's perceptions of physical appearance), but the literature provides little guidance on how best to do so. This…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Ethnography
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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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Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Whitesell, Blake – College and University, 2017
For today's registrar, disentangling the institutional curriculum can be a daunting task. The complex and interconnected learning that higher education institutions now strive for is highly desirable among millennial students, but even the most articulate curricula sometimes fail to represent it clearly. Whether navigating the registration system,…
Descriptors: Success, College Administration, Barriers, Change Strategies
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