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Parker, Tara L.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2005
This undisguised, embedded case study examined outcomes related to student enrollments and representation over the four year period following a decision by the City University of New York (CUNY) to eliminate remediation in four-year colleges. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies provide insight into contributing factors to changes not only…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Urban Universities, Remedial Programs, Program Termination
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 2002
This report describes key policy decisions that have shaped the New Jersey system of higher education during the past third of a century. The study was part of a larger study that aimed at understanding the linkages between policy decisions and higher education performance through comparative case studies of two states in the United States and two…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decentralization, Economic Factors, Educational Policy
Prisco, Anne; Hurley, Alicia D.; Carton, Thomas C; Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 2002
The purpose of this report is to describe U.S. federal policies that have helped to shape the context within which state systems of higher education operated during the past decade. It also presents descriptive statistics about the higher education enterprise in the United States, including available performance data. The report is based on the…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Bowen, Frank M.; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Callan, Patrick M.; Finney, Joni E.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Trombley, William – 1997
This comparative study synthesizes data from a national study which examined differences among states in their governance structures, and asked if differences in performance were related to governing structures and whether governance structure affected strategies of state policymakers. The seven states examined were grouped into four governance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Callan, Patrick M.; Finney, Joni E. – 1998
This book examines the influence of policy environments, system design, and leadership on the performance of state higher education systems, using case studies of seven large and diverse state higher education systems: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the evolution of state…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Governance
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Callan, Patrick M.; Finney, Joni E. – 1998
This report presents the results of a multi-state study of state governing structures for higher education, focusing on the complexity of general patterns of higher education governance. The study focused on higher education governance in seven states--California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas--and was based on a review…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Free Enterprise System, Governance
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; And Others – 1992
This guide provides information for policy leaders who need to develop or revise action plans aimed at improving learning environments for an increasingly diverse student clientele. The self-assessment is organized into three sections. The first section introduces the self-assessment, defines key terms, discusses the conceptual framework that…
Descriptors: Admission (School), College Students, Cultural Differences, Data Collection
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1991
This report presents an analysis of the data developed from a survey involving case studies of 10 public colleges and universities with good records for graduating African Americans, Hispanics, or American Indians. The survey identified 36 state and 68 institutional practices associated with high, or improved, equity outcomes during the 1980s. Ten…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, American Indians, Blacks
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1990
More than half of entering community college students lack the basic skills required to do college-level academic work. Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians disproportionately rely on community colleges as their point of initial access to higher education, making the issue of preparation inherently tied to factors of race and ethnicity. In some…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academic Aspiration, Access to Education
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Skinner, Elizabeth Fisk – 1990
This book presents a comprehensive model of how institutions adapt to improve the environments they provide African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students without relinquishing historical standards. The model is based on the experiences of ten institutions that have graduated higher numbers of minority students as compared to their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, American Indians, Black Students
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1990
Information, analysis, and commentary are presented in a report that examines the progress and difficulties that states are having in assuming more of a moral and practical leadership role in achieving equity in higher education among minorities. The report discusses the fundamental dilemma states face in trying to foster greater institutional…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Civil Rights, Demography, Educational Change
Bender, Louis W.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1987
Drawing from autobiographical essays prepared by students enrolled in urban community college districts in eight states, this report profiles the lives of these students with particular focus on family background; educational objectives; obligations and problems related to work and home life; and career and educational plans and goals.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Community Colleges, Family Characteristics, Personal Narratives
Johnson, Naomi T.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1986
A causal model of academic factors affecting undergraduate student persistence at a large, urban, commuter university was tested. The effects of academic variables on persistence from fall to spring semester were also assessed for transfer and native students. The model accounted for 49% of the total variance in persistence, while separate models…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Bender, Louis W. – 1986
Drawing from a study of the progress of minority students to the baccalaureate degree, this report raises questions on how institutions and states can intervene to speed the process of reducing inequities that are clearly the product of past differences in minority access to education and jobs, and identifies practices of particular promise.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1985
The concept of access is central to any discussion of issues confronting the community college. The search for creative and effective ways of pursuing access involves examining institutional practices and state policies to define access in a way that will satisfy the need for acceptable standards and quality. Issues to be addressed in searching…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Admission
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