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Articles from Vol. 77, No. 1, Summer

Financing State Colleges and Universities: What Is Happening to the "Public" in Public Higher Education?
From time to time, policymakers and analysts are reminded that paradox and unintended consequences are integral parts of the nation's policy landscape. A prominent and timely example of this presents itself in the realm of elementary and secondary education,...
GRE Use among the Higher Education Community: Historical Practice Is Not Always Best Practice
Abstract This paper describes three areas in which the graduate community is vulnerable to substandard practice when using Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores in decision processes. The results of a survey of the graduate community suggest that...
How College-Bound Prospects Perceive University Web Sites: Findings, Implications, and Turning Browsers into Applicants
Abstract Abstract Colleges and universities are increasingly using the World Wide Web as a vehicle for student recruitment and a method of application. However, little is known about prospective students' use of college and university Web sites, namely...
"Legalization": The Apostille
the Forum International Resources by LesLee Stedman, AACRAO Office of International Education Services (OIES) As an education administrator, it is likely that at some point you will be asked about the "apostille." What is it? Do I need one? How can I...
People of Nia: The Story of a Black Graduation
Abstract People of Nia is a cultural commencement designed to honor and embrace Black students who have successfully completed their college degrees at a predominantly White college or university. This article offers discussion about this unique campus...
Variations in Salaries and Diversity: Representation of Financial Aid Directors at Public and Private Institutions
Abstract Using data gathered through the 1999-2000 NASPA salary survey, analyses of covariance found that gender significantly affected salaries at public and private institutions, while ethnicity and highest degree earned were not statistically significant....
Why Students Can't Be Customers in the Classroom
As colleges and universities continue, sometimes by sheer political force, to emulate business concepts within the once hallowed halls, the movement to call students 'customers' and to treat them accordingly is upon us. It is commonplace to read and...