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Articles from Vol. 88, No. 4, Spring

A COMPARISON OF For-Profit and Community Colleges' ADMISSIONS PRACTICES
College choice has been an area of inquiry in higher education research for decades. While this scholarship has evolved, it has yet to incorporate the fastest-growing sector of higher education: for-profit colleges and universities. The authors investigate...
A Hearty Handshake: Improving Collaboration between Admissions Officers and Registrars
It is revolutionary for many admissions directors and registrars to consider that they might work together as allies. At the risk of oversimplifying, admissions department staff often are considered the "quantity" people, trying to seat as many applicants...
Applying FERPA to Dual Credit Students, ID Photos in the Yearbook, and Sister Institutions and MOUs
FERPA Q&A is a compilation of questions posed to LeRoy Rooker, AACRAO Senior Fellow and former director of the Department of Educations Family Policy Compliance Office. To submit your ferpa-related question for the next issue of College and University,...
Course Scheduling as a Strategic Initiative: Using Technology Tools and Timetable Data to Enhance Student Success
In zoio, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (?t) ad- opted a new strategic plan focused on becoming a top-25 public research university (see www.utk.edu/volvision- top25/). The plan, called Vol Vision, focuses on five key areas: undergraduate students,...
How HOLLYWOOD Movies Influence International Students to Study in the United States
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATES HOW INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PERCEIVE U.S. UNIVERSITIES AS A RESULT OF THEIR PORTRAYALS IN MOVIES THAT FEATURE HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE PLOT. THE STUDY ALSO ANALYZES WHETHER INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE MORE OR LESS LIKELY...
Increasing Course Availability for ONLINE COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS with Multi-Institution Registration
Colleges and universities have developed strategies to improve completion rates, particularly among adult and online learners. One innovative practice has been to increase the availability of courses, particularly in high demand subjects. This article...
Leadership: Principle Driven Action
In thinking about strategic enrollment management (sem), it seems appropriate to refer to one of the longstanding texts in the field. In The Strategic Management of College Enrollments, Hossler and Bean and Associates (1990) provide a four-part overview...
Lessons Learned from a Life in Theatre
Although flattering, it feels somewhat ironic to me that I should give advice to new aacrao professionals. As I remember it, it was only yesterday when I myself was seeking such advice from seasoned colleagues, trying to find my way, trying to define...
Observations from Climbing the Leadership Ladder
The first time I became "the boss" I was sixteen and work- ing at a cheese factory in Vermont. One afternoon the sec- ond shift foreman took me aside and said, "I'm putting you in charge of making block cheddar." There was no more explanation. The foreman...
Predictive Analytics for Student Retention: Group vs. Individual Behavior
In todays highly competitive student market and era of enhanced accountability at all levels, student success is at the forefront of every college and university strategy. One aspect of student success strategy is the increased use of tools to help faculty...
The Human Element: A Critical Component of the Degree Audit Reporting System
The last decade and a half have witnessed a dramatic increase in advanced technologies for enrollment services. The increase is evident in the presence of numerous vendors in the exhibit halls at professional conferences attended by campus technology...
Why College Admissions Policies for Students with Felony Convictions Are Not Working at One Institution
The college admissions process is often thought of as the gatekeeper of higher education. At an increasing number of institutions, applicants with felony convictions face additional barriers. Special admissions policies were designed to prevent dangerous...
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