Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

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In this issue we are pleased to bring you a range of articles focusing on leadership, information technology, research, policy and practice.

The English language proficiency of international graduate students is an important issue at most institutions that admit graduate students and Camilla Vasquez, Northern Arizona University, presents the results of a survey of current practices at a sample of Doctoral 1 universities.

Strategic Enrollment Management expert Dick Whiteside, Tulane University, and George Mentz, Loyola University of New Orleans, share the Program Planning Model developed at Tulane to analyze the full range of expenditures and resources involved in launching new academic programs. Build your own dream house after reading Wayne Sigler's article about Outcome Oriented Operations (Tri-O^sup 3^) in the Office of Admissions at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Robin Matross Helms returns with another interviewthis time with Charles Nolan, former Dean of Admission at the new Franklin W. Olin School of Engineering. Nolan describes the development of a dream house at Olin, where each student is given a scholarship covering four years of tuition and dormitory fees.

In the Forum section, Travis Reindl offers a summary of the increase in college completion rates over the past three decades and poses questions for education leaders and policymakers faced with rising enrollments coupled with severe budget constraints.

Kathy Kurz, Scanneil & Kurz, Inc., gives us a profile of today's effective enrollment manager and offers five key attributes common to all successful enrollment managers. One of these attributes, collaboration, is the topic of Strategic Enrollment Management conference director, Jim Black's article about the formation and maintenance of alliances and relationships at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Kimberley Buster Williams, Old Dominion University, offers some ways for recruiters to stay fit while traveling.

Anne Valentine, SmartCatalog, provides a description of what registrars need to know about Content Management Systems.

Max Padilla and Marcy Shapiro write about the military mobilization of our reserve armed forces, the support provided by institutions, professional associations, state governments, and the U.S. Department of Education, and ways that institutions are allowing some students who arc called to duty to continue their education. …

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