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Articles from Vol. 90, No. 2, Winter

Admissions DECISIONS, the LAW, and STUDENTS with Disabilities
During the last 23 years, students with disabilities accounted for the largest increase in postsecondary student populations in the United States (Palombi 2000). According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2011), 19.1 million students...
Better Results in Less Time: Using Assignment Algorithms to Automate First-Year Course Assignments
It's summer at Macalester College. Students are gone; faculty are busy with their research; staff are taking much-deserved vacation. Yet amidst this slower pace is the steady hum of activity connected to the incoming class. Like many of our peers with...
Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream
DEGREES OF INEQUALITY: HOW THE POLITICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION SABOTAGED THE AMERICAN DREAM METTLER, S. 2014. NEW YORK: BASIC BOOKS. 261 PP.In Degrees of Inequality, Suzanne Mettler posits that u.S. public policies regarding higher education have veered...
Editor's Note
It is snowing as I sit in my office in Boston writing this introduction to Volume 90, Number z of College & University. My institution, like many in Boston this winter, has lost several class days due to snow. An idea for a research article occurs...
Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student
GENERATION ON A TIGHTROPE: A PORTRAIT OF TODAY'S COLLEGE STUDENT LEVINE, A., AND D. R. DEAN. 2012. SAN FRANCISCO, CA: JOSSEY-BASS. ISBN: 978-0-470-37629-4. 227 PP.In Generation on a Tightrope, authors Levine and Dean describe the current cohort of students-namely,...
How to Get in, Get out, and Get a Job: 100 Questions to Ask about College
HOW TO GET IN, GET OUT, AND GET A JOB: 100 QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT COLLEGE DENNIS, M. 2014. NAPLES, FL: OLD POST BOOKS. ISBN: 978-0-9913918-4-4.146 PP.In How to Get In, Get Out, and Get a Job, Marguerite Dennis examines obstacles that students and parents...
HOW UNIVERSITIES CAN INCREASE ENROLLMENT by ADVERTISING INTERSHIPS: The Message and the Medium
This study investigates how universities can increase enrollment by advertising internships to prospective students during the college search process. The primary reason students earn a college degree is to secure a good-quality career with earning potential....
Lessons from Occupy Wall Street: Creating Mass and Momentum to Lead the Functional and Technological Direction of Vendors
Do you remember that enhancement request you submitted to your student information system (sis) vendor three years ago? How is that working out for you? Maybe it has moved up the priority list from number 142 to 139, but that is probably not the kind...
Paying to Succeed: Lessons from the Literature
Many universities throughout the United States and Canada are examining various incentive programs to encourage students to develop habits that will lead to better grades, learning, and, thus, success (especially as measured by retention and graduation)....
SEM: A Cultural CHANGE AGENT
For decades, researchers and practitioners have built upon the theoretical frameworks established by founding stra- tegic enrollment management (sem) theorists using three primary contexts: structural, academic, and marketing. While these contexts have...
TACTICS to Increase Course Evaluation Response Rates: A Comparison of Effectiveness
Online evaluations are the future- Why? They offer a cost savings in materials and labor over paper evaluations and are less prone to error or interference than those completed in class. The data are available quickly and in a form conducive to analysis....
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
THE FIRST 90 DAYS: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR GETTING UP TO SPEED FASTER AND SMARTER (UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION). WATKINS, M. W. 2013. BOSTON: HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PUBLISHING.Reviewed by Jerry P. RossThe first few months are often the most crucial for...
The Rebirth of Student Search: A Marketing Correction through the Challenging Economy
Higher education institutions of all kinds rely to some degree on direct marketing outreach as part of a comprehensive undergraduate student recruitment program. From the most prestigious and selective universities to community colleges with open admissions,...
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program and the Academic Community: A Partnership to Protect National Security
The international student community in the United States is vast. On average, one million international students (F and M visa holders) pursue academic or vocational studies in the United States each school term. Nearly 9,000 schools and programs have...
Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education
TRANSFORMING STUDENTS: FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF HIGHER EDUCATION JOHANSSON, C., AND FELTEN, P. 2014. BALTIMORE: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS. 114 PPIn Transforming Students, Johansson and Felten describe the phenomenon of transformative learning as...
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