College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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Editor's Note T HE V IE W FROM HERE A Clean Slate With the world not coming to an end as predicted by the Mayan apocalypse, I did what I do every new year — cleaned off my desk, deleted old emails and fi les from my computer, and organized my office so that I can put the past behind me and start the new year fresh. Looking ahead, the question is: What will 2013 hold and how can we prepare? The economy is still in a fragile state, but signs all point to recovery. The job market is improving, with unemployment hovering around 7.8 percent, down from 9.7 percent in January of 2010. The number of foreclosures has dropped dramatically, the housing market continues to improve, and consumer confidence is up. The Dow Jones Industrials are trending upward, finishing the year up 7.3 percent. States are seeing an uptick in tax collections. The fall off the fiscal cliff has been delayed for at least a few months. In short, the mood of the country has become more positive. This could be the result of acceptance of our current state but, no matter the reason, we are no longer immobilized. We know that despite the predicted apocalypse — we can and will survive. On page 12 you can read our annual outlook, with input from industry experts and campus administrators, exploring what the future holds for education in 2013. Campus safety is sure to be an issue that remains in the public eye. The horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School took the lives of 28 people including 20 children and six adults at the school. Discussions will be had ranging from gun control, to increasing resource officers on campus, to issuing permits and arming administrators and staff. Improving school climate and student behavior will be another goal, with a focus on reducing bullying/mobbing behaviors and restoring civility, empathy, and personal responsibility. The issue of mental health will also be brought to the forefront. My hope for 2013 is that we truly deal with some of these issues and not stick our heads in the sand — hoping that a tragedy won't happen on our campus. Our pledge for 2013 should be that we will make a difference — this year. CPM EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR/PUBLISHER Deborah P. Moore VP/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jerry Enderle EDITOR Shannon O'Connor ASSOCIATE EDITOR/EDITOR, TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT Christine Reedy EDUCATION INDUSTRY ANALYST Paul Abramson STAFF WRITERS Michael Fickes, Ellen Kollie, Amy Milshtein EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY RESEARCH AND TRAINING Shad U. Ahmed EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCUP Jolene Knapp EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AASHE Paul Rowland PAST PRESIDENT, FLAPPA Michael G. Steger EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ACUHO-I Sallie Traxler ART & PRODUCTION ART DIRECTOR Matt Cole PRODUCTION DESIGNER Brian Isham PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER Kevin Jensen CORPORATE CEO/CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, PETER LI EDUCATION GROUP Peter Li PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER, SCHOOL & COLLEGE DIVISION Deborah P. Moore COO/VP OPERATIONS Chris Orsborne ADVERTISING SALES SPECIAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER Michael E. Spring SALES OPERATIONS/E-MEDIA MANAGER Celia Ando ADVERTISING PRODUCTION SPECIALIST Rosemarie Brown SALES SUPPORT COORDINATOR Lynne Shaw ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS AK AR AZ CA CO HI ID LA MS MT NM NV OR TX UT WA WY CANADA CT MA ME MI NH NY OH PA RI VT + NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SALES Marcia Brumbeau 800/799-5080 312/939-4603 (fax) Patty Mutchler 866/812-0288 724/652-5324 (fax) AL DC DE FL GA MD NJ NC SC VA WV IA IL IN KS KY MN MO NE ND OK SD TN WI Inside Sales 866/895-8894 Chris Dewey 866/737-9414 847/256-3294 (fax) OFFICES 2621 dryden rd., ste. 300, dayton, oh 45439 800/523-4625, fax: 937/293-1310 3240 e. union hills dr. ste. 131, phoenix, az 85050 800/704-9358, fax: 602/867-2363 CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS PHOENIX OFFICE SUBSCRIPTION CORRESPONDENCE subscription-controlled circulation, free to qualified subscribers. to order, visit our website at, fill out the suscription form included in this issue, or call toll-free at 800/543-4383, ext. 1136 REPRINTS to order reprints or additional copies, contact Kevin Jensen at 937/293-1415, ext. 1114 or 20 AW AR D GU SH ED I 2011 T DISTIN 2011 EDITORIAL AWARD WINNER 0 3 F I N AL I S AC HIE V EME NT disclaimer: the opinions of authors and columnists are thier own and not necessarily those of college planning & management magazine or of the peter li education group. Executive Editor/Publisher 4 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 college planning & management® is a registered trademark of peter li, inc. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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