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Articles from Vol. 80, No. 3, Winter

Are Four Minds Better Than One? A Study on the Efficacy of Group Work
Educational literature is overflowing with testimonials, data, and research confirming that collaborative group work, at its best, produces better results (Baer 2003; Johnson and Johnson 1994; McKeachie 2002). Many claim that students enjoy group work...
College Unranked: Affirming Educational Values in College Admissions
College Unranked: Affirming Educational Values in College Admissions LLOYD THACKER, ED., THE EDUCATION CONSERVANCY, 2004 (WWW.EDUCATIONCONSERVANCY.ORC) $19.95, 220 PP.One rule from "Marketing ioi"is to have but a single purpose attached to each promotional...
Colorado and the Higher Education Voucher Experiment: Finance Revolution or "Hail Mary Pass?"
In May 2004, Colorado Governor Bill Owens signed Senate Bill 189 into law, essentially transforming how public higher education is funded in that state. The measure, the first of its kind in the nation, changes the flow of state appropriations from the...
Determining the Design of Effective Graduate School Web Sites
In a 2003 article for College and University, Poock and Lefond analyzed the characteristics of effective graduate school Web sites by focusing on prospective students, the information they sought, the elements that either enhanced or inhibited Web navigation...
Editor's Note
Is there an ideal enrollment management structural template? Stan Henderson, University of Illinois atUrbana-Champlain, argues that enrollment management must be refocused through the academic lens of the institution as articulated by the president in...
Financial Aid, Access, and America's Social Contract with Higher Education
Over the last century, Americans have formed a social contract with higher education through the development of and changes to student financial aid programs. These federal, state, and institutional programs are the manifestation of the value we place...
Homeschooling in the United States: Growth.And Growing Pains
Among trends in American education, homeschooling stands as one of the most complex and contentious-and least understood. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) did not issue the first comprehensive estimates and analysis of the homeschool...
Interview with Dick Whiteside
Dick Whiteside, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Tulane University, is one of the leading strategists in the field of enrollment management. Dr. Whiteside has held influential positions at the University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Connecticut,...
Refocusing Enrollment Management: Losing Structure and Finding the Academic Context
Enrollment management has come to be defined in structural terms when what is needed is an understanding of institutional academic context. Concentrating on which offices should be brought together to do enrollment work can lead to being stuck on structure,...
The Future of Higher Education: Rhetoric, Reality, and the Risks of the Market
The Future of Higher Education: Rhetoric, Reality, and the Risks of the Market FRANK NEWMAN, LARA COUTURIER, AND JAMIE SCURRY. JOSSEY-BASS, SAN FRANCISCO, 284 PP.2004. $33.00This book is the result of a series of reports and articles written under the...
The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action: Historical Notes and the Future from a National Perspective
The United States Supreme Court has had a significant role in the exploration and definition of affirmative action in this country. No more so than in the recent decisions related to the University of Michigan admissions cases. This article will explore...
Transcript Fraud and Handling Fraudulent Documents
Transcript fraud is a common problem for colleges and universities, businesses, employers, governmental licensing boards, and other agencies, with some experiencing it more so than others. The only difference between a large and small institution is...
Using the IPEDS Peer Analysis System to Compare Tuition Discount Rates
Tuition discounting began in the 19705 as the practice of using university funds to augment federal, state, and private aid and scholarships. When the 19805 saw a decrease in the number of high school seniors, universities began to compete in the arena...
Why Can't Colleges and Universities Be Run More like Businesses?
Here are three scenarios to be used in a course in higher education administration.In the first scenario, the president and executive vice president of a well-known, leading university are contemplating taking over another, less well-known university...