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Rubin, Paul G.; González Canché, Manuel S. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
A growing number of postsecondary institutions in the United States have removed standardized testing as a requirement for admission. Researchers, however, have suggested that these "test-optional" policies may not benefit underrepresented populations as intended, but instead serve as an additional revenue source for the institution. In…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Research Universities, Public Colleges
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Collins, Christopher S. – Review of Higher Education, 2017
In 2012, the United States Agency for International Development allocated $137 million to fund seven universities to create "development labs" to advance social/economic progress and reduce poverty. International economic development has become a booming field and industry but is also highly contested. The function of the university as a…
Descriptors: Poverty, Qualitative Research, Universities, Economic Development
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Weerts, David J. – Review of Higher Education, 2014
Some higher education leaders have suggested that colleges and universities could generate state support if they were more productively engaged in addressing societal needs. This multi-case study examines how community engagement is expressed and understood at institutions that vary in their expected levels of state appropriations. The findings…
Descriptors: State Aid, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Higher Education
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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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Leslie, David W.; Berdahl, Robert Oliver – Review of Higher Education, 2008
This paper presents a case study of the origins, politics, and preliminary outcomes of Virginia's "restructured" relationship between public colleges and universities and the Commonwealth. The initially proposed "charter" status for the state's three historically important universities became the vehicle for a reform that…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Politics of Education, Case Studies, Government School Relationship