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Fuller, Matthew B.; Skidmore, Susan T.; Bustamante, Rebecca M.; Holzweiss, Peggy C. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
Although touted as beneficial to student learning, cultures of assessment have not been examined adequately using validated instruments. Using data collected from a stratified, random sample (N = 370) of U.S. institutional research and assessment directors, the models tested in this study provide empirical support for the value of using the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrators, Evaluation Methods, Attitude Measures
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Perna, Laura W. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
As members of ASHE, we have an obligation to ensure that ASHE is an association that both promotes career development of members and advances the production and dissemination of high-quality research-based knowledge on current and emerging issues in higher education. In this presidential address, I look to the future of ASHE, offering questions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Professional Associations, Research Needs
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Giani, Matt S. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which the magnitude of disparities in the labor market outcomes of college graduates stemming from socioeconomic background varies according to institutional selectivity. The data used for the study are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics' Education Longitudinal Study of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Selective Admission, Labor Market, Longitudinal Studies
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English, David; Umbach, Paul D. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
Using the 2000/01 Baccalaureate & Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:00/01), this paper employs multilevel modeling to test a conceptual model of graduate school choice that draws significantly from human capital theory while incorporating the salient concepts of cultural and social capital. The model posits that the graduate school choice…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, School Choice, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Human Capital
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Dirks, Doris Andrea – Review of Higher Education, 2016
This article examines the language used to discuss transgender people on university campuses. This study asks how, despite seemingly benefitting transgender people, the discourses carried by the documents that discuss trans people may actually undermine the intended goals of policy initiatives. For example, a report on the status of transgender…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, College Students, School Policy, Language Usage
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Kramer, Dennis A., II – Review of Higher Education, 2016
Since their inception, intercollegiate athletic programs have spurred debates between academics and practitioners in terms of their importance and placement within the academic mission of higher education. This dialogue has escalated over the past 30 years, as the college sports industry has grown in size, scope, and complexity. As a result of…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Change, Influences
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Chen, Angela Chuan-Ru; Rhoads, Robert A. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
This article examines staff and faculty allies working to help meet the needs of undocumented students at a large research university in the western region of the U.S. Drawing on scholarly work rooted in critical race theory and ethnic studies, the authors highlight forms of transformative resistance. They focus on four key findings: (1) student…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Case Studies, Undocumented Immigrants, Higher Education
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Means, Darris R.; Clayton, Ashley B.; Conzelmann, Johnathan G.; Baynes, Patti; Umbach, Paul D. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative case study explores the career and educational aspirations, college choice process, and college barriers and opportunities of 26 rural, African American high school students. Data included interviews with 26 students and 11 school staff members. Findings suggest that the students' rural context shapes aspirations. In addition,…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Rural Schools, High School Students, African American Students
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Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Loya, Karla I. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Women and underrepresented minorities in traditionally White and male-dominated disciplines tend to report lower learning outcomes than their White peers. Adopting a feminist intersectionality framework, this study looks at the intersections of gender and race to investigate differences in self-assessed learning outcomes in engineering…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Factors, Whites, Minority Groups
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Rhoads, Robert A.; Camacho, Maria Sayil; Toven-Lindsey, Brit; Lozano, Jennifer Berdan – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Using critical discourse analysis, the authors examine a broad range of texts to make sense of the rise of the MOOC movement and implications for faculty work. Drawing on Braverman's labor process theory and critiques of neoliberalism, the authors highlight the role of xMOOCs in particular, focusing on challenges to faculty labor. They organize…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Baber, Lorenzo DuBois – Review of Higher Education, 2015
This study examines tensions between universalist ideology and racial/ethnic inequalities in STEM education. Using data collected from qualitative interviews with STEM diversity administrators at 10 research-intensive, public universities, the study considers programmatic goals through an interest-convergence framework. Emerging patterns reveal…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Research Universities, Public Colleges, Disproportionate Representation
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Mwangi, Chrystal A. George – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Using meta-synthesis, this study analyzes higher education literature to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of nonparent family and community (NPFC) members such as siblings, extended family, fictive kin, and peers in college access and choice. Findings revealed the diverse familial and community networks of today's college going…
Descriptors: Family Role, Community Role, College Choice, Access to Education
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Winkler, Christa; Sriram, Rishi – Review of Higher Education, 2015
This study presents a psychometric instrument that measures academic capital in college students. Academic capital is a set of social processes that aid students in acquiring the knowledge and support necessary to access and navigate higher education. This study establishes the validity and reliability of the Academic Capital Scale. In addition to…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Psychometrics, College Students, Test Validity
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Darolia, Rajeev; Potochnick, Stephanie – Review of Higher Education, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of the effects of in-state resident tuition (IRT) policies, which allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state rather than out-of state tuition, on when and where undocumented immigrant students enroll, and how they finance their education. We identify effects based on differences in pre- and post-policy outcomes…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Tuition, College Students
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Dietrich, Cecile C.; Lichtenberger, Eric J. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Research studies have been ambivalent about whether enrolling in community college makes completing a bachelor's degree less likely than directly enrolling in a four-year institution. This study uses propensity score matching with a posttreatment adjustment to determine the treatment effect associated with taking the community college to four-year…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Bachelors Degrees, Graduation
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