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Articles from Vol. 80, No. 2, Fall

Admissions Comes Out: Recruiting Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Students
The article addresses lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender students and uses the acronym "LBGT" when referring to all four of these sexual/gender orientation groupings. At times, however, we will refer to only lesbian or gay students, or only lesbian,...
Atlas of Student Mobility
Atlas of Student Mobility BY TODD M. DAVIS INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION; 104 PP.; 2003; $49Global competition for students has concerned u.s. educators for more than a decade. Every year, articles and conference sessions detail threats to u.s....
Defining Enrollment Management: The Political Frame
Elements of Bolman and Deal's (1991) political frame are widely discussed and written about among enrollment managers. Whether it is under the guise of managing change, getting things done, understanding institutional politics, or soliciting campus-wide...
Doctoral Education: Present Realities and Future Trends
Doctoral education in the United States forms a huge and diverse enterprise. Seen from the outside, American graduate education is often hailed as the "gold standard" to which other nations and academic institutions aspire. From the inside, however,...
Editor's Note
Philip Altbach, Boston College, provides an overview of doctoral education in the United States today including its scope, international influence, and funding, and the challenges and problems, both societal and systemic, facing doctoral education in...
Freshman Admissions Predictor: An Interactive Self-Help Web Counseling Service
Colleges and universities must seek or develop the most competitive enrollment management tools in order to reach and admit qualified students. However, institutions that utilize transactional Web features are more effective if they can personalize services...
Graduate Student Orientation: Applying CAS Standards to National Practices
The thirteen CAS standards and guidelines for student orientation were applied to the results of a nationwide study on orientation practices by graduate schools. Results indicate that most of the practices adhere, in varying degrees, to the standards....
Identity and Access Management: Technological Implementation of Policy
Navigating the multiple processes for accessing ever-multiplying campus information systems can be a daunting task for students, faculty, and staff. This article provides a brief overview of Identity and Access Management Services. The authors review...
Interview with J. Michael Thompson
J. Michael Thompson is the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the University of Southern California. J. Michael has worked in higher education for more than 30 years in a variety of roles at small private...
Japanese Inspired Customer Service
Ah, the annual vacation. Time to get away from it all, forget the work-a-day world and the daily office routine. This year I was looking forward to visiting Japan, a new culture. With excitement I anticipated soaks in hot springs, monumental shrines,...
Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities
Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities BY RICHARD WHITESIDE AACRAO, 2004; 262PP.; $60, AACRAO MEMBERS; $80, NON-MEMBERSTo most academics, the idea of applying the principles of marketing to colleges and universities is akin to selling your soul....
Taking the Public Pulse: Cautions for Higher Education Policy
As the economic and social capital of higher education continue to rise, so too does interest in how the public views colleges and universities and the policies affecting them. A number of organizations have recently put a finger on the public pulse,...
The Cambridge Continuum from CIE-A Positive Alternative for U.S. Schools
Registrars and admissions officers across the U.S. will have noticed a gradual but definite increase in students bearing qualifications from CIE-University of Cambridge International Examinations. Most already recognize the Advanced Level (A Level) and...
The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education Is Failing America
The Quiet Crisis: How Higher Education is Failing America BY PETER SMITH ANKER, 2004; 159 PP.When it comes to accounting for what ails American higher education, there is no lack of diagnoses. Indeed, the current literature is replete with articles,...