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by Richard Blissett, Dominique Baker & Benjamin Fields - 2020
In this study, we draw on information from student newspapers and interviews to illuminate the reasons why students mobilized on college campuses. We focus on those campaigns that followed the I, Too, Am Harvard campaign. We find that students were primarily motivated to mobilize by the need to highlight factors that create negative campus climates for students from historically marginalized populations, such as microaggressions.

by Katharine Broton, Graham Miller & Sara Goldrick-Rab - 2020
Using interview data and an institutional logics perspective, this paper examines how higher education professionals perceive, understand, and support college students who experience basic needs insecurity.

by Liang Zhang - 2020
This study examines the effect of the Post-9/11 GI Bill on college enrollment rates among veterans with service-connected disabilities.

by Justin Ortagus & R. Tyler Derreth - 2020
Drawing from interviews with 22 administrators, faculty members, and instructional designers, this study presents a qualitative analysis of how leading universities reconcile financial and quality considerations when offering online education. Findings reveal emergent themes related to the importance of quality as an actionable goal, the causes and consequences of the business model of online education, the impact of online education on the changing faculty role, and the importance of student-centered learning when offering online education.

by Kathryn Chapman, Lydia Ross & Sherman Dorn - 2020
In this study, we analyze the geographic patterns of opting out from state assessments in school districts in New York State.

by Manka Varghese & Ronald Fuentes - 2020
This study examines why and how some emergent-bilingual students can successfully navigate their environments in order to apply for, get into, and complete a selective four-year college.

by Sam Wineburg & Sarah McGrew - 2019
This study compares how professional fact checkers, historians, and first year college students evaluated online information and presents the strategies fact checkers used to efficiently and effectively find trustworthy information.

by Melissa Martinez, Isaac Torres & Katherine Lewis - 2019
This three-year, multi-site case study examined the college-going messaging at three racially and economically diverse public high schools in different regions of Texas. Findings suggest the need to: reconsider what a strong college-going culture entails, re-envision college-going cultures as dynamic, multi-layered, and responsive, reframe postsecondary opportunities so they are more expansive and varied, and re-evaluate inequities in college-going messaging and academic rigor.

by Barrett Taylor, Kelly Rosinger, Lindsay Coco & Sheila Slaughter - 2019
Using Fligstein and McAdam’s theory of fields to posit that changing conditions reflect activities in overlapping and proximate fields, this study examines strategic actions that humanists undertake in response to shifting conditions.

by Amy Li & William Zumeta - 2019
Using data on the 50 American states from 1980 to 2013, this study examines the prioritization of state student aid relative to institutional support during periods of substantial declines in higher education spending. Student aid is found to be most often prioritized in such downturns and this is generally consistent within states over time, while states with higher aid funding per student and lower unemployment rates at the onset of a downturn are more likely to prioritize aid during the downturn.

by Edwin Hernandez, Carola Suárez-Orozco, Janet Cerda, Olivia Osei-Twumasi, Monique Corral, Yuliana Garcia, Dalal Katsiaficas & Nidia Ruedas-Gracia - 2019
Immigrant-origin students are the fastest growing new population in community colleges, yet little is known about how they make use of their campus spaces. Through a mixed-methods strategy, this study sought out to understand in what ways and to what degree immigrant-origin students in community college use their time on campus.

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 Stratte 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.

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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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