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Chatfield, David E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research utilized a two-part, mixed-methods approach to analyze the impact of the Performance Based Funding: PBF funding model at Ohio's thirteen bachelor's-degree-granting public universities. The State of Ohio added four student success measures to the university funding formula, referred to as State Share of Instruction (SSI), beginning in…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Outcome Measures, Universities, Mixed Methods Research
Walizer, Lauren – Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, 2017
To compete for decent-paying jobs, today's students--particularly those coming from low-income families--need more than a high school education. In fact, the odds of living in poverty can be reduced by 20 to 30 percent with some college attendance or by earning an associate's degree rather than a high school diploma or equivalency. However, public…
Descriptors: Success, Graduation Rate, Academic Persistence, Equal Education
Kilgore, Wendy; Wilson, Jacob I. – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2017
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) periodically undertakes research projects to keep themselves and the higher-education community in general, informed about current and emerging institutional practices. College completion rates, and how to improve them, have been in the forefront of the higher…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Kanakri, Aseel – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this multicase study was to investigate second language teachers' practices in teaching academic writing to English as a second language (ESL) students at the higher education level. This study sought to gain a deeper understanding of how ESL teachers are currently teaching academic writing to ESL students and the particular methods…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs, Case Studies, Academic Discourse
Joshi, Swaroop Ravindra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Piaget's classic work on cognitive development showed that engaging learners in critical discussions with peers about ideas that are "different" than theirs leads to deep conceptual understanding. Implementing such an approach in college-level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses has some specific challenges: (a) Short…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Competition, Teaching Methods
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Downes, Meredith – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2017
A review of the literature on corporate governance serves to demonstrate the applicability of many governance solutions to the university setting. Based on a review of university scandals, most of which are recent but some of which took place decades ago, it is possible to categorize them as follows: sex scandals, drugs, cheating, hazing,…
Descriptors: Colleges, Governance, Ethics, Reputation
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Pfrenger, Wendy – Journal of Basic Writing, 2017
Students in rural communities often describe themselves as unsuccessful readers and writers in a university context, yet off-campus their literacy lives may be avidly experienced and richly valued. This article investigates the layered literacies of student clients and writing center consultants on a rural, regional campus in an Appalachian county…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Literacy Education, College Students
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2017
Both Ohio's state leadership and its foundation community recognized that, to move forward in a global economy, Ohio would need a highly trained workforce that would attract high tech companies to the state. Though STEM shortages have been a pervasive problem for decades, with the election of a new Governor in 2008, there was call to action from…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Teacher Education Programs, Universities, Intercollegiate Cooperation
Stark Education Partnership, 2017
In 2005, when the Canton City School District, Stark State College, the Canton Professional Educators Association, and the Stark Education Partnership came to together to establish Timken Early College High School (TECHS), the percentage of young adults in Canton, Ohio with some college or an associate degree was 33%. By TECHS's tenth year of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Acceleration (Education), High School Graduates
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Baer, Stephanie A.; Danker, Stephanie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
As art teacher educators, we want our students to be passionate, informed advocates for art education and capable of conducting action research as artist/teacher/researchers. Students are constantly in the process of understanding what it means to teach with and through the arts. In our art education program, we work to exemplify this complex…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art, Art Teachers, Educational Researchers
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Jarvis, Scott – Language Testing, 2017
The present study discusses the relevance of measures of lexical diversity (LD) to the assessment of learner corpora. It also argues that existing measures of LD, many of which have become specialized for use with language corpora, are fundamentally measures of lexical repetition, are based on an etic perspective of language, and lack construct…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Li, Diyi; Koedel, Cory – Educational Researcher, 2017
We use data from 2015-2016 to document faculty representation and wage gaps by race-ethnicity and gender in six fields at selective public universities. Consistent with widely available information, Black, Hispanic, and female professors are underrepresented and White and Asian professors are overrepresented in our data. Disadvantaged minority and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Teacher Salaries, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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
Sweeney, Pamela K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how an urban teachers' residency cohort program in Ohio, formed a partnership with an urban school district located in Ohio, and how and why the partners defined distinct and differing ideas of teacher quality for high-poverty schools and their disadvantaged students. Investigations of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Urban Schools
Mauk, Brianna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
First-year composition pedagogy and course communication (especially as implicitly endorsed by institutionally presented means) is often limiting in modes and modalities, which juxtaposes vibrant composing practices in the daily lives of students. Additionally, writing program requirements tend to value primarily alphabetic texts despite…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Writing Instruction
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