Trudy Bers is Senior Director of Institutional Research, Curriculum and Strategic Planning at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. She holds advanced degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana (Ph.D., Political Science), Northwestern University (M.M., Marketing and Organizational Behavior), and Columbia University (M.A., Public Law and Government). She is a past-president of the Association for Institutional Research, the National Council of Research and Planning, and Illinois AIR. She authored the AIR monograph Effective Reporting and has published over 40 articles in professional journals.
Kenneth W. Borland Jr. is assistant professor of higher education at the Montana State University. He was awarded the Doctor of Education Degree by the Pennsylvania State University. His teaching-research agenda includes higher education history, philosophy, teaching, curriculum, and students.
R. J. Connelly is a professor of philosophy at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio. His teaching and publications focus on issues in applied ethics, especially death and dying.
Ana M. Martínez Alemán is Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Higher Education at Boston College. Her research activities focus on the impact of gender, race, and ethnicity on college teaching and learning. She is currently at work on an examination of liberal education and the challenge of multiculturalism. Martínez Alemán's teaching and scholarly interests include educational philosophy, feminist theory, cultural studies, and pedagogy.
Robert R. Newton is Associate Academic Vice President of Boston College. A graduate of the University of Scranton, he holds graduate degrees from Woodstock College, Fordham University, Yale University, and Harvard University. He was Headmaster of Regis High School in New York City and taught at the University of San Francisco before joining Boston College in 1980. He coordinated the revision of the Boston College core curriculum in the early 1990s and has published on curricular and organizational issues in both higher and secondary education. [End Page 1]