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Suspitsyna, Tatiana; Shalka, Tricia R. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Grounded in a poststructuralist postcolonial theoretical framework, this article presents the results of semiotic chain and critical discourse analyses of four years' worth of publications about China in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The authors argue that colonial tropes in the media representations of the Chinese international student…
Descriptors: Asians, Foreign Students, Postcolonialism, Discourse Analysis
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Tandberg, David A.; Wright-Kim, Jeremy – Review of Higher Education, 2019
While public colleges and universities have a long history of engaging in the political process, relatively little is known about their activities. This study attempts to examine, both theoretically and empirically, the relationship between state economic, demographic, political, and policy contexts and state public higher education interest group…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Politics of Education, Groups, Lobbying
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Hora, Matthew T.; Bouwma-Gearhart, Jana; Park, Hyoung Joon – Review of Higher Education, 2017
In this article the authors report findings from a practice-based study that examines the cultural practices of data use among 59 science and engineering faculty from three large, public research universities. In this exploratory study they documented how faculty use teaching-related data "in the wild" using interviews and classroom…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Accountability, College Faculty
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Nunez, Anne-Marie; Kim, Dongbin – Review of Higher Education, 2012
Latinos' college enrollment rates, particularly in four-year institutions, have not kept pace with their population growth in the United States. Using three-level hierarchical generalized linear modeling, this study analyzes data from the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS) to examine the influence of high school and state contexts, in addition…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, College Attendance, Student Characteristics, Hispanic American Students
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Espino, Michelle M. – Review of Higher Education, 2012
This article focuses on how critical race theory informed the author's epistemological perspective and methodological approach as she analyzed Mexican American educational narratives and formulated her identity as a scholar. Using a storytelling technique employed in CRT, the author weaves together her position as the translator of participants'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Research, Mexican Americans
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Garces, Liliana M. – Review of Higher Education, 2012
This study uses data from the CGS/GRE Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees and a methodology that supports causal inference to examine the effects of affirmative action bans in Texas, California, Washington, and Florida on graduate student of color enrollment. The findings show that the bans have reduced by 12.2% the average proportion of…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Barriers, Higher Education, Racial Differences
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Anderson, Gregory M. – Review of Higher Education, 2012
This article examines the continuing gap between institutional practice and pedagogy, research and scholarship, and policy formation and analysis of equity and diversity in higher education. The article also provides brief summaries of the four major contributions of higher education scholars to this edition concerned with exploring different…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarship, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis
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Myers, Carrie B. – Review of Higher Education, 2011
This study tests the association between union status and job satisfaction using 8,000+ U.S. faculty at four-year public institutions surveyed in the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. The results from hierarchical linear models that included individual and institutional variables found that nonunion faculty reported significantly…
Descriptors: Evidence, Job Satisfaction, Unions, College Faculty
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Dougherty, Kevin J.; Nienhusser, H. Kenny; Vega, Blanca E. – Review of Higher Education, 2010
Every year about 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools. A major obstacle to their attending college is not being eligible for in-state tuition. Today, nine states permit it while four prohibit it. Even if the federal DREAM Act passes, state policy decisions will continue to strongly shape college opportunities for…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, High School Graduates, Barriers, College Attendance
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Flores, Stella M. – Review of Higher Education, 2010
This study examines the effect of in-state resident tuition legislation across the United States on the college enrollment odds of individuals likely to be undocumented Latino immigrants. The study employs a differences-indifferences strategy using data from the Current Population Survey's Merged Outgoing Rotation Groups. Foreign-born noncitizen…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Hispanic Americans, Undocumented Immigrants
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Steinberg, Matthew P.; Piraino, Patrizio; Haveman, Robert – Review of Higher Education, 2009
Access to higher education in the United States is increasingly on the public policy agenda as funding constraints affect the realization of college attendance for many middle and low-income students. We use the Pell Grant as a proxy for low-income participation, and the percent of undergraduate students receiving a Pell Grant (Pell Prevalence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Differences, College Attendance
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Kinser, Kevin – Review of Higher Education, 2007
The recent growth of for-profit higher education has been marked by the rising importance of institutional ownership by publicly traded corporations. This paper looks at 13 publicly traded corporations that own degree-granting for-profit institutions of higher education in the United States, examining corporate growth strategies and their…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Higher Education, Business Administration, College Administration
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Reason, Robert Dean; Terenzini, Patrick T.; Domingo, Robert J. – Review of Higher Education, 2007
The available research on first-year college outcomes remains highly segmented (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005) and surprisingly incomplete (Upcraft et al., 2005), particularly as it relates to psychosocial outcomes like social and personal competence. This study, based on data from nearly 6,700 students and 5,000 faculty members on 30 campuses…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Self Concept, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Ropers-Huilman, Becky; Carwile, Laura; Barnett, Kathy – Review of Higher Education, 2005
This study investigated student activists' characterizations of administrators at a southern university in the United States. Findings from interviews with 26 activists indicate that they perceive administrators as gatekeepers, antagonists, supporters, and absentee leaders. Activists had limited understandings of the roles and responsibilities of…
Descriptors: Activism, College Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Astin, Alexander W.; Oseguera, Leticia – Review of Higher Education, 2004
An analysis of three decades of data from national samples of entering college freshmen reveals that (a) there are substantial socioeconomic inequities in access to the most selective U.S. colleges and universities and that (b) American higher education is more socioeconomically stratified today than at any time during the past three decades. The…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Higher Education, College Freshmen
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