snow year, a rich year, the saying goes.  Certainly, Academic 
Exchange Quarterly must have had plenty of  snow in 1999.   For AEQ 
has prospered immensely in the past months.  Indeed,  the journal grew 
rich in readership and issue capacity.  The readership has increased  
150%.   Presently, we have paid subscribers in  forty three  states and  
three foreign countries.   We have also gradually increased the number 
of pages in a given issue, from 80 to the  current 140 pages.  Consequently, 
we are proud to say, Academic Exchange Quarterly enters the New Millenium  
with a momentum  unmatched by any other academic journal.  For  some details, 
please  read  Copy Editor's commentary,  on page 4.

Whether you are a college professor,  administrator,  part time instructor, 
high school  teacher, or a graduate student -- and whatever your primary 
research, administration, or teaching focus may be -- our goal is to produce 
a quality journal to meet your varied  professional development needs. 

In setting our goals, for the coming years, we talked with many of you 
about the kinds of  articles you would like to see us publish.   We learned 
of your interest in the single topic issue/guide: like  the 1999 Fall copy, 
Online Education, or this present one on Service-Learning. Just glance at 
the table of contents of this Winter issue  and you will see how  valuable 
such an approach is - all useful  information in one place.  Also,  take 
a look at  the AEQ info web  http://www.higher-ed.org/AEQ/    and you 
will  know why, in the past year,  AEQ has accomplished more than   any 
other academic journal  in decades!

We hope you will share our pride and recommend  The Academic Exchange 
Quarterly, an independent  and not-for-profit refereed   academic journal,  
to your college library and colleagues so they can  benefit from this 
journal's success (and remember: AEQ makes great holiday gift, too!).  
Wishing you all the best in  your academic career in the New Millenium, 
may I conclude with a French phrase, my grandmother's  favorite,  of the 
initial saying about  snow and  prosperity:  Neige qui tombe engraisse.

Steve S. Pec
Editor