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Articles from Vol. 87, No. 3, Winter

An Examination of the Causes of Grade Inflation in a Teacher Education Program and Implications for Practice
This study provides information on the possible existence of and reasons for grade inflation as perceived by students and faculty at a teacher education program at a liberal arts college. Results indicated grade inflation existed, which was consistent...
BUSINESS, POLITICAL & ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVES on Higher Education Accountability Policy
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...
Co-Articulating the Value of A Liberal Arts Degree with Students
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....
Developing Leadership in Student Services: Confessions and Lessons
I confess: As a boy, I never once played "Registrar." I grew up on a farm where I neither saw nor ever heard the word. I remember seeing it for the first time above a doorway in the hall of the building that housed the administrative offices of the small,...
Duality and Tension for a University Registrar: A Modern-Day Lesson for Academic and Student Affairs
One of the most fervent debates at the University of Kansas (KU) during the Vietnam War played out in the University Registrar's Office. During this period, James K. Hitt held the dual role of university registrar and Selective Service Representative:...
Establishing Remote Student Identity: Results of an AACRAO/InCommon Federation Survey
Students are admitted; registered; provided with financial assistance; given examinations; assigned grades; permitted to graduate; and mailed diplomas and transcripts. At many institutions, these educational experiences and institutional services are...
Mentoring the Next Generation of AACRAO Leaders: Taking Advantage of Routines, Exceptions, and Challenges for Developing Leadership Skills
As members of enrollment management units look ahead to the next fewyears, they anticipate many institution- wide challenges: implementation of a new student information system, major upgrade of an existing system, re-configuring an existing system to...
Sem Leadership
How can SEM be tied to executive leadership and take its own leadership role on a campus7 This article explores this question from a campus transition to SEM7 identifies the "players" along with internal and external drivers, and details the executive's...
So, You Want to Be A Leader
Thousands - if not tens of thousands - of books, monographs, and articles have been written on the subject of leadership. A Google search of the word returns nearly a half-billion Web sites. Given this wealth of information, what is the added value of...
The New Massachusetts Miracle: How a Recent State Law Motivated One College to Improve Its FERPA Compliance
As an associate registrar at Berklee College of Music, I am responsible for ensuring the College's compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (ferpa). My sense was that we could do more to establish our compliance (e.g., develop...