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by Amanda Kulp, Lisa Wolf-Wendel & Daryl Smith — 2019
This study of associate professors at four-year higher education institutions uses national survey data to predict the degree to which associate professors are clear about their prospects of promotion to the rank of full professor.

by Xueli Wang, Ning Sun, Brit Wagner & Brett Nachman — 2019
This descriptive phenomenological study explores how 2-year college students participating in STEM classes and programs perceive themselves as learners.

by Veronica Jones — 2019
Utilizing a critical discourse analysis framework, this study assesses the language conveyed in university presidents’ responses to racism at several predominantly White institutions and how their responses reveal larger patterns of social power and privilege. By informing the conversation around how those in power respond to racist speech, this research presents several implications for the ways in which universities can be more responsive to marginalized student communities.

by Ebony McGee, Derek Griffith & Stacey Houston II — 2019
In this research, we found that Black PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in engineering and computing departments framed the stress and strain of their STEM doctoral experiences through the lens of race. Their experiences in these settings not only led them to question their abilities and fit within their doctoral programs but also gave them the sense that they had to work twice as hard as their non-Black peers to survive the doctoral program.

by Kirsten Hextrum — 2019
Drawing on 47 life history interviews with Division I student-athletes, this paper questions the extent to which college sports offer meritocratic mobility. Findings reveal a sports-track-to-college pipeline and a correspondence between White middle-class communities and greater access to elite universities via athletics.

by Jay Plasman, Michael Gottfried & Cameron Sublett — 2019
This study examines the relationship between career and technical education coursetaking in high school and college. Analyses are broken down between 2- and 4-year colleges as well as across specific clusters.

by Robert Kelchen — 2019
The article examines the extent to which public colleges use the additional revenue gained from enrolling higher percentages of nonresident students, who typically pay higher prices, to make college more affordable for in-state students.

by Amelia Topper — 2019
This article offers an alternative framework for understanding and evaluating community college student success based on the normative and interdisciplinary capabilities approach.

by Beth Ann Hart — 2019
Using in-depth interviews with 45 students, this article investigates the factors that keep students from completing community college credentials.

by Julia Duncheon & Stefani Relles — 2019
This article uses figured world theory to explore how college-bound youth construct college-going identities in an urban magnet high school.

by Denisa Gándara & James Hearn — 2019
This article describes how policy actors used different types of evidence in college completion policymaking in Texas. The article also reports on the role intermediary organizations played in this policy process and reveals a new tactic these groups use to supply information to higher education stakeholders and policymakers: shaming institutions and states into improving college completion rates.

by Dalal Katsiaficas, Edwin Hernandez, Cynthia Alcantar, Erick Samayoa, Maria Nava Gutierrez & Zyshia Williams — 2018
Through mixed methods, this paper examines the family and community responsibilities of a sample of Latino undocumented undergraduate student survey respondents along with three portraits of qualitative visual and verbal narratives.

by Yoon Pak, Christopher Span, James Anderson & William Trent — 2018
This article chronicles the ways in which a graduate department in educational policy studies at a predominantly white, highly selective university scaffolded foundations for institutional diversity for over three decades.

by Linda Tillman — 2018
This article focuses on the imperative to implement mentoring as a strategy to achieve racial equity in higher education, and especially faculty of color. A framework for a campus-wide formal mentoring initiative is presented that addresses three critical issues: increasing campus-wide racial diversity, increasing the pipeline of tenured faculty of color, and increasing the retention rates for faculty of color.

by Dafina-Lazarus Stewart — 2018
Compositional diversity and inclusion statements have been the main focus of institutional efforts to remedy the effects of systemic racism on college campuses. However, diversity and inclusion goals fall short of enacting racial equity and justice. This article proposes eight institutional structures, processes, and/or practices to enact racial equity and justice in U.S. colleges and universities.

by Dian Squire, Bianca Williams & Frank Tuitt — 2018
Plantation politics provides the opportunity to reveal parallel organizational and cultural norms between contemporary higher education institutions and slave plantations. The authors argue that the institutional logics of colonialism and imperialism—which were essential to the establishment of this country and led to the creation of plantations and the enslavement of Black bodies—exists within higher education institutions today.

by Lori Patton & Chayla Haynes — 2018
In this article, the authors challenge institutional leaders to take up intersectionality as a method of engaging in lasting transformational change that promises to advance racial equity in higher education. The authors also expose the limitations of existing institutional change models by highlighting their intersectional failures and prompt readers to imagine Black women as possibility models for institutional change that transforms higher education and advances racial equity.

by Michelle Espino — 2018
This article introduces the concept of positionality as a strategy that higher education leaders, educators, and practitioners can employ to engage in critical reflection and action that dismantles systemic racial inequities in higher education.

by Chrystal George Mwangi — 2018
Using qualitative methods, this study explores how African immigrant multigenerational families engage in college preparation.

by Xueli Wang, Kelly Wickersham, Yen Lee & Hsun-Yu Chan — 2018
This study examines community college student success through the lens of social capital, including the role of age in shaping the sources and influences of social capital.

by Cassie L. Barnhardt, Amanda Mollet, Carson Phillips, Ryan Young & Jessica Sheets — 2018
This study explores the ways in which senior campus leaders’ public advocacy shapes the extent to which campus community members perceive the climate as diverse and inclusive. Data are drawn from the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory, a national campus climate survey.

by Jennifer Delaney & William Doyle — 2018
This study documents changes in the amount of volatility in state funding for higher education. It also identifies patterns in the volatility, and does so over a longer time period than has been investigated in past research, using data that spans over a half century (1951–2006).

by Robert Toutkoushian, Robert Stollberg & Kelly Slaton — 2018
In this study, authors used data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 to determine if the way in which researchers define first-generation college students matters with regard to its connections to the postsecondary aspirations and actions of students.

by Yasuko Kanno — 2018
This longitudinal ethnographic study follows the college choice experiences of two-high performing English learners (ELs) from junior year to high school graduation. It investigates why even high-achieving ELs have limited access to four-year college.

by Federick Ngo, W. Edward Chi & Elizabeth Park — 2018
This study investigates possibilities for placing community college students in mathematics courses using a holistic set of measures beyond placement tests. These include academic background measures such as high school grades and math courses taken and noncognitive indicators of motivation, time use, and social support.

by Tang Heng — 2018
This qualitative study follows 18 Chinese international undergraduates over a year to investigate strategies they used to cope with challenges in U.S. colleges.

by Sarah Ryan — 2017
This study examines whether group-level variability in the utility of parent social capital can help explain the recent finding that parent income and education confer greater benefits among White youth, relative to similar Hispanic youth, when it comes to 4-year college enrollment.

by Bridget Kelly & Rachelle Winkle-Wagner — 2017
This article takes a unique approach methodologically and conceptually to examine the context, culture, norms, and assumptions embedded within the tenure system at predominantly White research universities.

by Melissa Radey — 2017
In light of increasingly common, non-traditional pathways to college enrollment and the potential importance of post-secondary education for family well-being, this article examines mothers’ college enrollment in their child’s first 9 years among a cohort who gave birth in 1998.

by Jeffrey Harding, Maggie Parker & Robert Toutkoushian — 2017
This article provides secondary statistical analysis of data from New Hampshire regarding the timing of information and decision-making in the college choice process.

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Book Reviews
by R. Martin Reardon & Jack Leonard (Eds.)
reviwed by Maria de Lourdes Viloria — 2019

by Scott Cowen with Betsy Seifter
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by Joy Ann Williamson-Lott
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by Heather Barclay Hamir & Nick J. Gozik (Eds.)
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by Stefan M. Bradley
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by Nancy Hoffman & Robert B. Schwartz
reviwed by Chris Zirkle — 2018

by Keli Garas-York, Pixita del Prado Hill, Leslie K. Day, Kim Truesdell, & Susan Keller Mathers (Eds.)
reviwed by Akihiko Takahashi — 2018

by Toby S. Jenkins, Crystal Leigh Endsley, Marla L. Jaksch, & Anthony R. Keith (Eds.)
reviwed by Susan Weinstein — 2018

by Aroop Mukharji
reviwed by Adam Grimm — 2018

by Joshua Moon Johnson & Gabriel Javier (Eds.)
reviwed by Andrés Castro Samayoa — 2018

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Resources
  • Unequal Opportunity: Disparities in College Access Among the 50 States
    This report examines the opportunity to attend college among the states and for groups of students within states.
  • Academe
    Academe is a bimonthly magazine of the American Association of University Professors. It is a thoughtful and provocative review of developments affecting higher education faculty. Written by professors for professors.
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
    The Association of American Colleges and Universities is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.
  • The Other College Rankings
    A look at how colleges observe the requirement that Federal work study funds support community service.
  • Perspectives: Policy & Practice in Higher Education
    Perspectives: Policy & Practice in Higher Education provides higher education managers and administrators with innovative material which analyses and informs their practice of management.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement
    The National Survey of Student Engagement(NSSE) is designed to obtain, on an annual basis, information from scores of colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.
  • Internet teaching and the Adminstration of Knowledge
  • Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
    The Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management is an international, peer-reviewed journal of professional experience and ideas in post-secondary education. It supports higher education managers by disseminating ideas, analyses and reports of professional experience relevant to colleagues internationally.
  • Mirage of Meritocracy
    As competition intensifies over entry to college, it becomes harder to believe the system's rhetoric of merit and equity.
  • Journal of Higher Education
    Founded in 1930, The Journal of Higher Education is the leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. Articles combine disciplinary methods with critical insight to investigate issues important to faculty, administrators, and program managers.
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