Administrative Issues Journal



Writing the Letter from the Editor is an opportunity to speak directly to our readers. Each issue, one of the editors takes this opportunity to highlight changes to the AIJ from one issue to the next, and each board member brings their unique perspective to the discussion about the progress and future of the journal.

To prepare to write this letter, I revisited the first I wrote for Volume 1, Issue 1, in the spring of 2011 and the subsequent letters from each of my editorial colleagues. We have seen a great deal of change over the three years of the journal’s existence, and these last six months have been no exception. Two of us on the editorial board made a cross-discipline move to teach in the College of Pharmacy. Because of this transition, the School of Business and the College of Pharmacy on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University have come together in support of the AIJ, a collaboration that emphasizes the value of a cross-disciplinary platform for discussion of all types of administration issues bridging many different industries. We hope this is only the start of the conversations that will develop because of the evolving nature of the disciplines represented on our editorial board. Such dialogue is important in our fast-paced global environment in which knowledge-sharing is essential for the attainment of higher levels of success. Our hope is that the AIJ can play a role in developing these conversations connecting research, practice, and teaching in a practical and useful format that is relevant across disciplines and professions.

To further the development of these conversations, we have added two new features to the AIJ. First, we have begun inviting a practitioner, researcher, or teaching scholar to contribute an article targeted toward the interests and concerns of our readship, the purpose of which is to foster scholarly discussion. The second addition to each AIJ issue is a book review. These review feature texts that our book reviewers think are useful in today’s complex administrative environments.

As always, we look forward to any feedback you may have to improve our service to the academic and practitioner community.


Tami Moser



Justifying Study Abroad in Financially Difficult Times
Marty Ludlum, Randal Ice, and Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen


Student Equity: Discouraging Cheating in Online Courses
Timothy B. Michael and Melissa A. Williams


Market Orientation and its Measurement in Universities
Mihai Niculescu, Bing Xu, Gerald M. Hampton, and Robin T. Peterson