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Price, Monica Hatfield – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study expands our understanding of how groups influence the higher education policy process through strategic policy narratives. As the number and diversity of interest groups attempting to influence the policy making process in higher education increases, the importance of considering how those interest groups strategically construct and use…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
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Hillman, Nicholas W.; Hicklin Fryar, Alisa; Crespín-Trujillo, Valerie – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Today, 35 states use performance-based funding models tying appropriations directly to educational outcomes. Financial incentives should induce colleges to improve performance, but there are several well-documented reasons why this is unlikely to occur. We examine how two of the most robust performance funding states--Tennessee and Ohio--responded…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Incentives
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Macías, Luis Fernando – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
College-bound recipients of DACA--a 2012 US administrative policy officially titled Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals--face a series of administrative and financial barriers in pursuing postsecondary education. These barriers often include a complicated process for in-state tuition consideration, as well as exclusion from…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Brown, J. Scott; Bahr, Peter Riley; Mehri, Nader – Grantee Submission, 2018
Recent years have seen growing recognition of the importance of a college-educated workforce to meet the needs of employers and ensure economic growth. Lifelong learning, including completing a postsecondary credential, increasingly is necessary to improve employment outcomes among workers, both old and young, who face rising demands for new and…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Older Adults, Adults, Enrollment Trends
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Hawley, Joshua D.; Chiang, Shu-Chen – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This paper examines the association between participating in developmental education and degree attainment within 6 years for adults (age 24 and older) who entered one of 10 Ohio public community or technical colleges for the first time in 2002-2013. Degree attainment is modeled using annual data on course enrollment and completion measures.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Jones, Sosanya M. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2017
This multi-case study examines the Performance funding (PF) policies in four Midwestern states to explore how PF metrics and weights address racial diversity in higher education. Performance funding policies in Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and Minnesota were examined using both document analysis and semi-structured interviews with state level actors…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Racial Differences, Racial Factors, Merit Pay
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Smith, Katherine K.; Winn, Vanessa G. – Teaching Education, 2017
This paper serves as a phenomenological reflection about the meaning of a co-teaching experience at the college level for two graduate teaching assistants. When two teachers combine planning and teaching efforts it is called co-teaching. As a pedagogical method for both instructors and students, co-teaching was beneficial because it modeled a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Phenomenology
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Pérez, David, II.; Ashlee, Kyle C.; Do, Virginia H.; Karikari, Shamika N.; Sim, Colby – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Fostering student success in higher education requires a paradigm shift. Instead of "fixing" students, efforts must center on preparing college educators. In this study, journal entries from a graduate-level course were used to explore how exposing Graduate Student Affairs Educators to anti-deficit perspectives on student success…
Descriptors: Success, Higher Education, Reflection, Graduate Students
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Gardner, Joel; Bennett, Patrick A.; Hyatt, Niccole; Stoker, Kevin – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Higher education is undergoing great changes that require universities to adapt quickly, and making these changes can be difficult. One discipline that can aid in executing change is project management, which has developed a set of clear processes and strategies for completing initiatives quickly and effectively. Several authors have identified…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Design, Case Studies, Student Projects
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Robinson, Shannon Marie – College & Research Libraries, 2016
The research behaviors and library use of dance scholars are widely unknown, particularly in regard to issues of access to historical materials and new technology preferences. In the past thirty years, college and university dance departments in the United States have developed into independent, research-based programs. Despite the lack of current…
Descriptors: Dance, College Faculty, Academic Libraries, Artists
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Fitzgerald, Brian K.; Barkanic, Steve; Cárdenas-Navia, Isabel; Chen, Janet; Elzey, Karen; Hughes, Debbie; Troyan, Danielle – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
BHEF has achieved particular success in operationalizing its National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative (HEWI) through regional initiatives in data science and analytics (DSA). Leveraging its membership of corporate CEOs, university presidents and government agency leaders, BHEF seeded new undergraduate pathways in DSA at Case Western…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Labor Force, Program Implementation
Business-Higher Education Forum, 2016
This case study examines how Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) member Case Western Reserve University is integrating T-shaped skills into a minor in applied data science. Through the collaboration of its business and higher education members, BHEF launched the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative to create new undergraduate…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Job Skills
Mitchel, Ashley LiBetti; Aldeman, Chad – Bellwether Education Partners, 2016
States, programs, and schools have long focused on the inputs of teacher preparation--the rules for candidates and the preparation programs they attend--because inputs were thought to predict teacher effectiveness, and because they were often the best option available. But in the early 2000s, policymakers began trying to evaluate preparation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Outcomes of Education, Accountability, Program Effectiveness
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Kimberlin, Stephanie; Yezierski, Ellen – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
Students' inaccurate ideas about what is represented by chemical equations and concepts underlying stoichiometry are well documented; however, there are few classroom-ready instructional solutions to help students build scientifically accurate ideas about these topics central to learning chemistry. An intervention (two inquiry-based activities)…
Descriptors: Stoichiometry, High School Students, Chemistry, Intervention
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Saunders, Daniel B.; Kolek, Ethan A.; Williams, Elizabeth A.; Wells, Ryan S. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Previous research has found the field of higher education, particularly in the United States, is dominated by functionalist approaches, a preponderance of survey data, and the ubiquitous use of advanced quantitative methods to investigate educational phenomena. This descriptive study aims to illuminate why the field is constructed in this way.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Higher Education
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