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Articles from Vol. 78, No. 2, Fall

Assessing Your Internal Environment: Understanding Constraints in Enrollment Planning
Enrollment planning steering committees around the country are tasked with increasing freshman enrollment only to find out there is no more freshman housing available, there is no additional parking, and freshman-level classes are already filled to 98...
Causes of Faster-Than-Inflation Increases in College Tuition
Abstract This report presents a predictive model of tuition increases by analyzing the relationship between college expenditures and revenues and increases in the price of higher education. Two quantitative models are developed, one for public colleges...
Editor's Note
Has there ever been a period in higher education when the period was not defined as "trying times"? It seems that every day brings us a new sense of concern. Between the economy, the threat of rising international conflict, and the issues of civility...
Electronic Tools for International Admissions: Part I: Five Tips for Learning to Use the Internet
During a workshop for students entering the work force, the director of a campus career center once commented, "You can find the answer to any question by making five phone calls." That was back in the early 1990s, "B.C."-before computers. Now she might...
Metaphors and Motivation: Understanding College Students' Learning Experiences at Four Types of Schools
Abstract The viability of the "student as consumer" metaphor has been debated for a decade in academic circles. Over that period, few have distinguished among differently motivated students or privileged students' own characterizations of their overall...
Retention of African American Administrators at Predominantly White Institutions: Using Professional Growth Factors to Inform the Discussion
Abstract This study considers the role of professional growth as a retention methodfor African American administrators at predominantly White institutions. Analysis of a panel of experts utilizing the Delphi technique offered insight into growth-related...
The Baden-Wurttemberg Seminar
The Baden-Wurttemberg Seminar, which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, has enriched the professional lives of American educators from all types of postsecondary institutions across the nation. Named after the German state in which the participating...
The Future of Professional Development
I'm taking a break from schoolwork to write this article. Seems strange. Time was, one moved from being in school to being in the real world and never looked back. For most of us, there was a clear transition from the classroom to the world of work....
Using Linear Regression to Predict the Number of Students in a Freshman Class
Abstract The purpose of this exploratory research study was to determine if the size of an entering freshman class at a four-year university could be accurately predicted using linear regression, a standard statistical procedure. Certain independent...
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