Academic journal article College and University

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Academic journal article College and University

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Research has demonstrated that participation in co-curricular activities benefits retention rates and educational outcomes, but does the same apply to nontraditional students ? David L. Tan, University of Oklahoma, and Myron L. Pope, University of Central Oklahoma, report on the results of a study to evaluate nontraditional student perceptions of involvement in co-curricular activities.

Student dissatisfaction with advising is a common theme on many campuses and administrators continuously search for methods to improve advising. Marlene Clapp, Eduventures presents the results of a study about the implementation of institutional academic advising policy at institutions of varying cultures and offers recommendations for institutions developing academic advising policy statements.

Students' choice of college or university can be affected by a daunting array of factors that challenge enrollment managers attempting to reach this elusive audience. Kristy Tucciarone, University of Missouri - St. Louis, examines the role of advertising in the college search and selection process including a review of the literature on the subject and the results of a qualitative study conducted with college students at an institution in the Midwest about the effect advertising had on their own search for a college.

David Evans has enjoyed a remarkable career as Senior Admissions Officer for Harvard College where he helped recruit and select 38 Harvard classes. …

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