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Bernier, Anthony; Males, Mike – Thought & Action, 2017
That campuses suffer unacceptable levels of violence is undisputable; they are part of a larger American society in which family, community, and institutional violence far exceed levels found in comparable Western nations. And yet, amid the finger-pointing and scapegoating of students as violent, we note a critical lack of evidence-based analysis,…
Descriptors: Violence, Crime, Risk, College Environment
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Townsend, Barbara K.; Rosser, Vicki J. – Thought & Action, 2007
Faculty productivity at the university level has been of interest throughout much of the 20th century. The 1990s saw a surge of interest in faculty productivity as part of an increasing state emphasis on performance accountability in public higher education. These authors sought to examine on a national level the extent (number of hours worked per…
Descriptors: Productivity, Faculty Workload, Working Hours, Teaching Load
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Blau, Judith R.; Presler-Marshall, Elisabeth – Thought & Action, 1996
Using data on degree completion among black and white community college students, a study investigated how rates in different postsecondary programs vary for blacks and whites, changes over the course of the 1980s, and institutional characteristics encouraging program completion for the two groups. The most striking result was a decline in…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Environment, College Students, Community Colleges
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Rhoades, Gary – Thought & Action, 1995
A study analyzed the administrative costs of a research university of 35,000 students by examining departmental budgets from 1987-88 to 1991-92. Focus of the analysis is on rates of growth and decline in central administrative, instructional, and academic college expenditures rather than on absolute levels of expenditure. (MSE)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, College Administration, Costs
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Gandara, Patricia; Osugi, Leiani – Thought & Action, 1994
A study examined characteristics of 40 women, 20 educationally ambitious Chicanas (receiving doctorates in the 1970s-early 1980s) and 20 receiving doctorates in the late 1980s-early 1990s. A control group of males was also studied. Differences and similarities in the two groups are noted, and the effects of tracking and mentoring are discussed.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attainment
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Zumeta, William – Thought & Action, 1996
Planning for higher education in Washington State is described, including the structure of higher education, the state board's master plan, and progress to date in implementing that plan in a context of rapid and unforeseen economic and political change. Issues discussed include tuition trends, student financial aid, and task force recommendations…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Demand
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St. John, Edward P. – Thought & Action, 1995
A study examined the current financial crisis and politics of retrenchment in two universities during the 1992-93 academic year: the University of Maine-Orono and the University of New Orleans. Emphasis is on the role played by faculty in process and the effectiveness of alternative methods of faculty involvement. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Decision Making, Educational Trends
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Bell, Rose R. – Thought and Action, 1992
A study examined attitudes of 95 women biomedical researchers in dual-career relationships toward mobility for enhancing occupational advancement. The women and spouses were surveyed concerning use of time, income, job satisfaction, willingness to move, and general career and marital satisfaction. Results indicate changes in gender effects on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Dual Career Family, Higher Education, Income