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Li, Dai – Review of Higher Education, 2010
This study examines the bachelor's degree attainment among students who first matriculate in four-year institutions but who then transfer to other four-year institutions. It constitutes a contribution to the research that has primarily studied transferring students who start at two-year colleges. This study uses Heckman's two-step model to correct…
Descriptors: Transfer Students, College Attendance, College Transfer Students, Student Mobility
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Christakis, Michael N. – Review of Higher Education, 2009
State governors have the potential to impact their states' public higher education systems in a variety of very significant ways. The findings for the 33 governors included in this study suggest a great deal of variation in the extent of their authority and influence. Governors' composite ratings of formal authority and informal influence are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, State Officials, Influences
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Perna, Laura W.; Steele, Patricia; Woda, Susan; Hibbert, Taifa – Review of Higher Education, 2005
This study uses descriptive analyses of data from multiple sources to examine changes during the 1990s in the racial/ethnic stratification of college access and choice in Maryland and to explore state public policies that may have influenced changes in the demand for and supply of higher education for students of different racial/ethnic groups…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Social Stratification, Race, Ethnic Groups
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Presley, Jennifer B.; Engelbride, Edward – Review of Higher Education, 1998
Economic, political pressures have focused state legislative interest on faculty productivity. In Maryland, a negotiated approach resulted in a mission-sensitive policy, including a reporting mechanism to measure instructional and noninstructional productivity. Legislative reporting requirements are being reduced as trust develops about reporting…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, College Instruction, Higher Education
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Thelin, John R. – Review of Higher Education, 1983
The 1910 publication, "Great American Universities," provides a point of departure for three recent studies by Rosenzweig, Moos, and Prichard of the university and its role in public policy. A marked shift in tone from the energy, optimism, and public curiosity earlier attributed to the American university is noted. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Case Studies, College Role, Educational Change