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 Marguerite Clarke, Boston College, takes a look at the U. S. News ranking formulas and finds evidence to support critics' concerns that the weight-and-sum method used to determine the rankings results in problems in both the weighting of the indicators and the precision of the overall scores.

Bob Bontrager, Oregon State University, begins the first of a two-part series on Strategic Enrollment Management including core concepts, organizational models, and strategies.

Richard Whiteside, Tulane University, and George Mentz, Loyola University of New Orleans, offer a primer on educational financing for administrators who can benefit from a basic understanding of financing options.

Jennifer Hodges, Michigan State University, interviews AACRAO Past-President and former Director of Admissions at the University of Michigan, Cliff Sjogren, who offers his candid observations on the current state of the college admissions process.

In the Forum section, Jim Scannell, Scannell & Kurz, Inc., offers a profile of today's effective admissions director and lists five qualities that are keys to success.

Jim Black, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, returns with an article about successful enrollment management strategies including effective communication with today's digital-age students.

Richard Cherwitz and Susan Alvarado Boyd write about Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE), a philosophy of graduate education at the University of Texas-Austin, which aims to achieve diversity.

Jane Sjogren, Johnson and Wales University, offers a commentary about the increasing complexity of higher education, the accelerating rate of change, and the tendency to use terms associated with economic markets to describe institutional practices. …

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