Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

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As I prepare to head off to the AACRAO Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, I'm delighted that our lead article was co-written by one of our very own leaders, AACRAO President-Elect Nominee Joe Roof, Daytona Beach Community College. He and his colleague, Kristy Presswood, have given us a timely article on the differences between leadership and management including observations on the current needs of our offices.

Rebecca Kennedy, Seminole State College, and Courtney Vaughn, University of Oklahoma, provide a compelling account of the transformational value of higher education to older female students.

Bob Bontrager, Oregon State University, focuses on SEM core strategies and best practices in Part II of his article on Strategic Enrollment Management.

Changes in admissions policies in California, Texas, and other states coupled with recent affirmative action cases have caused many institutions to reexamine their admission policies. Julie Noble and Richard Sawyer of ACT offer the results of a recent study comparing the accuracy of using high school GPA and ACT Composite score for predicting successively higher levels of achievement of first-year college GPA.

Don Hossler, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at Indiana University Bloomington, is interviewed by Phillippa Thiuri, Boston College, about current issues in enrollment management.

In The Forum, we launch a Research in Brief section with two articles. A.J. Guarino and J.R. Hibbert of Auburn University present the results of a study conducted to determine if there is evidence of racial bias in GRE predictive validity, and David James, Oakland Community College, describes the outcome of action research conducted in English Composition classes to find out if students enhanced their knowledge and skills over the semester.

Travis Reindl, AASCU, discusses the decline in state appropriations for higher education. His second article raises questions about America's continued leadership in the world of higher education.

Jim Black, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro discusses how much of the evolution of the enrollment management profession is manifested in structural changes.

Paul Marthers, Reed College, encourages us to model the teachings of our environmental studies programs by conducting our enrollment services activities in environmentally responsible ways. …

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