Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

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I was recently asked how feature articles were chosen for C&U. I explained that when authors submit articles I do an initial review, primarily considering whether the topic would be of interest to A AC RAO members and our other readers, if the information presented is new, or if the approach is research-based or would be more appropriate for the Forum section of the journal. If an article seems like a good candidate for the Feature section, I send it out to reviewers-the unsung heroes of academic journals- for their comments and recommendations on whether to publish the article. Their comments, often quite detailed, can provide the authors suggestions for revisions to strengthen the articles. Many of our reviewers are members of the C&U Editorial Board and others are experts on the topic of the article. I am indebted to them for their thoughtful efforts!

This edition contains three research-focused articles. Mikyong M. Kim examines the roles peer tutoring plays in colleges and universities and concludes with recommendations for interdepartmental collaboration and student support services.

Jarrett Kealey, Renee Peterson, Angela Thompson, and Kristin Waters argue that "in order to provide an accurate road map of the options available to all students, administrators of secondary and postsecondary education must come together and create a joint strategic plan," review several current initiatives, and make a number of recommendations.

Patricia Somers and Amy Neihengen Heitzman report the results of a study of female veterans, with an emphasis on their college choice and persistence decisions. …

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