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Kolbe, Tammy; Baker, Bruce D. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Community colleges play an increasingly important role in the higher education landscape. Yet, what is unclear is whether existing models for funding community colleges are up to the task of preserving, or even expanding, access to postsecondary education, particularly among groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Of particular…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Expenditure per Student
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Garvey, Jason C.; Mobley, Steve D.; Summerville, Kiara S.; Moore, Gretchen T. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore outness among undergraduate students who identify as queer and trans* people of color (QTPOC). Data for this study originated from "The National LGBT Alumni Surve"y and included 386 QTPOC respondents. We utilized analysis of variance (ANOVA) to explore differences in outness across racial…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Self Concept, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Ozias, Moira; Pasque, Penny – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
University administrators, faculty, and staff must engage in newly fashioned community-university collaborations that better address systemic inequities and injustice during this complex time in U.S. history. Graduate students are tomorrow's higher education leaders with the potential to fund, design, and facilitate curricular and cocurricular…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Social Change, Graduate Students, Social Justice
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Moses, Michele S.; Maeda, Daryl J.; Paguyo, Christina H. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article uses philosophical analysis to clarify the arguments and claims about racial discrimination brought forward in the recent legal challenges to affirmative action in higher education admissions. Affirmative action opponents have argued that elite institutions of higher education are using negative action against Asian American…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Racial Discrimination, College Applicants
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Rosinger, Kelly Ochs; Belasco, Andrew S.; Hearn, James C. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In response to goals of expanding access as well as public pressure to leverage substantial endowment resources toward increasing affordability, numerous elite colleges have enacted policies aimed at improving access and affordability by replacing student loans with grants in financial aid packages. No-loan policies, however, differ in the extent…
Descriptors: Middle Class, College Students, Private Colleges, Student Financial Aid
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Dorenkamp, Isabelle; Ruhle, Sascha – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Based on the job demands-resources model and role conflict theories, we developed and tested hypotheses to elucidate the consequences that work-to-life and life-to-work conflicts have on job satisfaction and how affective, normative, and continuance professional commitment moderate these relationships. Using data collected from German academics,…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Family Work Relationship, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Harris, Jessica C.; Patton, Lori D. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Grounded in Black feminist and critical race theories, legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced the term "intersectionality" to the academy in 1989 to demonstrate how U.S. structures, such as the legal system, and discourses of resistance, such as feminism and anti-racism, often frame identities as isolated and mutually exclusive,…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Feminism, Critical Theory, Higher Education
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Liera, Román; Dowd, Alicia C. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
On many college campuses, faculty are being called on to act as change agents for racial equity. Through narrative inquiry analysis using the theoretical constructs of boundary crossing and boundary objects, this case study examined learning among faculty (n = 12) who attempted to broker structural changes at their universities through…
Descriptors: Equal Education, College Faculty, Action Research, Race
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Zhang, Yi Leaf; Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Connolly, John – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Guided by the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) (Fishbein & Ajzen, 2010), our study aims to understand how community college transfer students' STEM degree attainment behavior is shaped by their beliefs, intentions, contextual factors and social-demographic characteristics. This study drew upon data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, STEM Education
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Cheng, Albert; Peterson, Paul E. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Economic information may close aspiration disparities for postsecondary education across socioeconomic, ethnic, and partisan divides. In 2017, we estimated impacts of information on such disparities by means of a survey experiment administered to a nationally representative sample of 4,214 adults. A baseline group was asked whether they preferred…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Parents, Postsecondary Education, Cost Effectiveness
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Anderson, R. Kirk – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article utilizes ethnographic and philosophical methods to consider the ethical dimensions of responding to student activists protesting racial and other forms of social inequality. I consider the case of State University, a public institution that experienced a conflict during the 2015-2016 school year provoked by national conversations…
Descriptors: Activism, Self Concept, State Universities, Ethnography
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Klasik, Daniel; Hutt, Ethan L. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Recent trends in higher education (rising debt, school closures, increasing tuition) have increased interest in improving accountability and oversight in U.S. higher education beyond current accreditation practices. Common solutions include using quantitative measures like graduation and default rates to benchmark performance. Using historical…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Trends, Educational History, Comparative Analysis
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Stensaker, Bjørn; Lee, Jenny J.; Rhoades, Gary; Ghosh, Sowmya; Castiello-Gutiérrez, Santiago; Vance, Hillary; Çalikoglu, Alper; Kramer, Vannessa; Liu, Shuiyun; Marei, Mahmoud Sayed; O'Toole, Leslie; Pavlyutkin, Ivan; Peel, Cassandra – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Globalizing forces have both transformed the higher education sector and made it increasingly homogenous. Growing similarities among universities have been attributed to isomorphic pressures to ensure and/or enhance legitimacy by imitating higher education institutions that are perceived as successful internationally, particularly universities…
Descriptors: Universities, Strategic Planning, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Theories
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Mokher, Christine G.; Leeds, Daniel M. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In 2011, under the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), Florida made college placement testing mandatory for 11th-grade students who had scored in the midrange of its standardized 10th-grade assessment. Those with placement test scores below college-ready were assigned in 12th grade to college readiness and success…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Intervention, Student Placement, Grade 11
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Luqiu, Luwei Rose; McCarthy, John D. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
By 2016, Hanban, a propaganda arm of the Chinese government, had successfully established Confucius Institutes (CIs) at 15% of the largest institutions of higher education, including some of the most prestigious institutions, and in almost every state across the United States. The authors describe in detail the extent of penetration by Hanban and…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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