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Rodriguez, Awilda; McGuire, Keon M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Despite policy efforts to increase Advanced Placement (AP) course-taking among Black students, gaps in AP course-taking persist. Many question whether offering more AP courses is a sufficient policy solution. However, few studies have examined the effect of course offerings on disparities within racially diverse high schools. Using national…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Racial Differences, High School Students, African American Students
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Hunt, James M.; Tandberg, David A.; Park, Toby J. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Many critics consider public institution presidents' compensation to be excessive, while others argue the money yields a return on investment in private fundraising and state appropriations. Our study asks whether presidential compensation at public, four-year institutions is associated with increased institutional revenue from state…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Compensation (Remuneration), Salaries, Public Colleges
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Zerquera, Desiree D. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of prestige seeking on access for Black and Latino students at urban-serving universities, addressing gaps in the literature to raise questions as to the extent to which prestige seeking is detrimental to achieving equity goals. To do so, I used an OLS [ordinary least squares] regression with…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Urban Universities, Research Universities
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Alcantar, Cynthia M.; Pazich, Loni Bordoloi; Teranishi, Robert T. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The persistent stereotypes of Asian-American students being highly academically successful and not needing support presents a unique context for which to study institutions with a critical mass of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This critical ethnographic case study examines practitioners' meaning-making of the federal…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Minority Group Students
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Buckley, Jessica Belue – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The movement incorporating sustainability into the academic mission of higher education has grown quickly in the last few decades. At the same time, vast interpretations of sustainability exist as institutions work to incorporate it into the curriculum. Therefore, using interviews with 42 individuals and observations of 67 courses, this study…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Sustainability, Higher Education, Educational Theories
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Miller, Graham N. S. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study explores how organizational identity is linked with organizational behavior and change at U.S. colleges and universities. Using IPEDS data from 914 public and private not-for-profit four-year institutions, this study analyzes how institutions' identity claims through their self-identified comparison groups are associated with Carnegie…
Descriptors: Classification, Reputation, Strategic Planning, Institutional Characteristics
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Loes, Chad N.; An, Brian P.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Analyzing data from the Wabash National Study, we use probit models while adjusting for sample selection to estimate the influence of effective instructional behaviors on graduating from college. Net of a host of potential confounders, we find that exposure to effective instruction significantly predicts graduating from college in four years. We…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Bachelors Degrees, Time to Degree, Educational Attainment
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Oravec, Jo Ann – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The dramatic expansion of the use of metrics in higher education institutions worldwide has brought with it gaming and manipulation practices designed to enhance artificially both individual and institutional reputation, including coercive citation, forced joint authorship, ghostwriting, H-index manipulation, and many others. This article maps…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Ethics, Institutional Characteristics
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Kim, Jeongeun; Shim, Woo-jeong – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of college rankings, by investigating to what extent measurements employed by rankings are good proxies for evaluating educational practices at liberal arts colleges. Using a hierarchical linear modeling with data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, Integrated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Achievement Rating, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation
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Benenson, Jodi; Bergom, Inger – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Using data from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, this study examined the relationship between student and institutional characteristics and college student voting in the 2012 U.S. general election, and how this relationship varied by socioeconomic status (SES). After controlling for several student- and institution-level…
Descriptors: Voting, Citizen Participation, Socioeconomic Status, Institutional Characteristics
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Cintina, Inna; Kana'iaupuni, Shawn Malia – Review of Higher Education, 2019
We examine GPA and timely graduation among Native Hawaiian (NH) students using a unique dataset of bachelor degree recipients from the University of Hawai'i. Our findings indicate that NHs have lower average GPA at graduation and the differences persist across the entire distribution of GPA. More troubling were the larger differences in GPA…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, STEM Education, College Students, Time to Degree
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Crisp, Gloria; Horn, Catherine L.; Kuczynski, Margaret; Zhou, Qiong; Cook, Elizabeth – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Study of four-year broad access institutions (BAIs) is important given their influence on postsecondary educational opportunities and the continued importance of the bachelor's degree in earnings premiums and critical social and civic outcomes. Descriptive results add to current understanding regarding heterogeneity of four-year BAIs by…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Classification, Institutional Characteristics, Admission Criteria
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Klumpp, Matthias – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Universities have to cope with scarce resources and nevertheless are expected to achieve excellent results in research, teaching, and third mission. Therefore, efficient resource use is of great importance. This paper explains emerging concepts and requirements of efficiency analysis, connecting it to university rankings. In order to achieve…
Descriptors: Reputation, Efficiency, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Characteristics
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Richards, David A. R.; Awokoya, Janet T.; Bridges, Brian K.; Clark, Christine – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Critical Race Theory contends that institutions codify and sustain racial inequalities even absent explicitly racist motives or actions. College ranking systems perpetuate such institutional racism by socially constructing minority-serving institutions (MSIs) as less valuable and prestigious. By assigning greater worth to criteria favoring more…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Kelly, Bridget Turner; McCann, Kristin; Porter, Kamaria – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Based on data from a larger, longitudinal study on 22 women faculty on the tenure track, this article addresses the socialization experiences of nine White women faculty who earned tenure at two public, doctoral, predominantly White institutions (PWIs) in the U.S. Through the lenses of the newcomer adjustment model and a critical feminist…
Descriptors: Whites, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Tenure
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