Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

Academic journal article College and University

Editor's Note

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I note with sadness the passing of Dr. Clifford Adelman on May 3rd. Cliff was a scholar of higher education, an advocate for students, a creative and provocative thinker, and an engaging debater. One might not always have agreed with him-though most often one did-but he was always thought-provoking and insightful. He served for many years as a senior associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy and previously as a senior research analyst for the U.S. Department of Education. He will be missed.

This edition of C&U includes three feature articles. In "Variance and Inter-rater Reliability in Holistic Admissions Review," Blaire Moody Rideout reports on the findings of an analysis of 15,000 reader reviews of undergraduate admissions applications.

In "Authentic Engagement: Deepening the Experience in Short-term Study Abroad Programs," Rodney Parks, Jesse Parrish, and Claudia Rodriguez report on the analysis of a short-term intercultural study abroad experience and make recommendations for enhancing those experiences.

In "Small Town Values: How Understanding the Values of Rural Students can Influence Recruitment Strategies," Ashley Stone poses two research questions: "(1) How do recent high school graduates who grow up in a rural context and intend to leave their communities to pursue higher education form their values system? [and] (2) What values are common among recent high school graduates who choose to leave their rural communities to pursue higher education? …

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