Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

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As we put the final touches on this edition of C&U, summer is coming to an end and the academic year is starting. The influx of new students and faculty energizes and inspires our institutions. It's often a time when new policies and processes are being rolled out, and new challenges arise. What are the issues that are energizing, inspiring, or challenging you? Perhaps you'll find some answers in these pages!

This edition includes three feature articles. In "The Influence of Electronic Word-of-mouth on College Search and Choice," Whitney Lehmann reports on a study of the perceived influence of social media on the college search and selection process, especially in comparison with more traditional inputs (word-of-mouth, college web sites, campus tours, etc.).

In "Revolutionizing Academic Records: A Student Perspective," Jesse Parish, Rodney Parks, and Jack Fryer discuss a study of student reactions to the Elon University Visual Experiential Profile, which presents information in both summary and visual forms on a student's Elon experiences in five areas: Global Education, Internships, Leadership, Research, and Service.

In "From 'AICE-ing' the Test to Earning the Degree: Enrollment and Graduation Patterns Among Students with the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma," Carmen Vidal Rodeiro, Cara Crawford, and Stuart Shaw examine college enrollment and graduation statistics for a cohort of students who earned a Cambridge AICE diploma in 2011. …

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