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Ferguson, Heather Loraine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Problem: Higher education serves many stakeholders including students, parents, faculty, staff, university administrators, and other contributors. Those stakeholders are all linked with one purpose: the success of the student. That success or failure is most commonly measured by achievement through grade point average (GPA). The academic demands…
Descriptors: Motivation, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Tremblay, Christopher – College and University, 2017
The study of Disney is not new to higher education. For decades, Walt Disney has been studied in history courses. The Disney version of customer service excellence has been touted as a best practice in business courses, and film/media courses have analyzed Disney's animated classics (Duncan 2012, Wantasen n.d.). In U.S. higher education, there has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Recreational Facilities, Courses, Gender Issues
Council on Library and Information Resources, 2016
"Terra Cognita" surveys the current landscape of archival research and the experiences of emerging scholars seeking to navigate it. Drawing on data from the Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR's) Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, the report takes an in-depth look at how the conditions and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Archives, Mentors, Reflection
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Harvey, Michael W.; Yssel, Nina; Jones, Ruth E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2015
In this study, the authors represent an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFCs) North Central Region and Pennsylvania. In this study,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Investigations
Johnson, Jean – Kettering Foundation, 2014
At state and institutional levels, leaders are discussing and enacting policy changes that could shape the future of higher education for decades-especially public higher education. But when citizens talk about the mission of higher education today, their conversations are different from those of policymakers. How do their values and concerns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Public Opinion
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Lombardi, Allison R.; Conley, David T.; Seburn, Mary A.; Downs, Andrew M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2013
In this study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of the key cognitive strategies (KCS) within the CollegeCareerReady[TM] School Diagnostic, a self-report measure of critical thinking skills intended for high school students. Using a cross-validation approach, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted with a randomly selected…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Thinking Skills, Accuracy, Validity
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Goltz, Sonia M.; Hietapelto, Amy B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Gender equity in education has certainly improved since the 1960s, when women faced barriers such as quotas limiting their numbers. Indeed, in recent years, women have surpassed men in their persistence and success as college students: They now receive about 60 percent of bachelor's degrees. But even though women now have full access to education,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sex Fairness, Females, College Faculty
Ramspott, Becca – CURRENTS, 2013
As one of the top U.S. choices for international students, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a solid reputation in China and a history of educating Chinese students that goes back more than a century. But the university did not realize until last June that its nickname in China is the "Cornfield Ivy" and that Chinese…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Institutional Advancement, Public Relations, Social Networks
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Gelmon, Sherril; Blanchard, Lynn; Ryan, Katharine; Seifer, Sarena D. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
This article reports the findings of an evaluation of the faculty development component of the Faculty for the Engaged Campus initiative. For this component, the Community-Engaged Scholarship Faculty Development Charrette was attended by 20 university teams from across the United States, and six teams subsequently received 2 years of funding and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, Creative Thinking, Design
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Selfe, Cynthia; Hawisher, Gail – College Composition and Communication, 2012
The authors--drawing on their varied experiences as authors and publishers of a journal and several book series--provide a historical review and consideration of peer review in publishing. They find that scholarly peer review, from the question of signed reviews to the practices of digital publications, is in the midst of change, but that at the…
Descriptors: History, Book Reviews, Peer Evaluation, Publishing Industry
Jones, Jessika – California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2011
This is a summary of a presentation to the Assembly Higher Education Committee on college fee and total cost comparisons of California public universities with comparator universities in other states. This summary also includes grant award estimates and net cost of college by family income.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Universities, Family Income
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Maisto, Maria; Street, Steve – Liberal Education, 2011
Much has been written about higher education's increasing reliance on contingent academic labor over the last few decades. The narrative, which includes differing accounts of what, or who, is most to blame, has been well rehearsed: the increase came in slow and steady waves tied to significant political and economic events, including postwar…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Integrity, College Faculty
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Wasburn-Moses, L.; Wasburn, M. H.; Cole J. E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
In academia, scholarship has long been privileged over teaching and service, which traditionally have been considered "women's work." In 1990, Boyer envisioned "the scholarship of teaching" as a way to legitimize teaching as a scholarly activity. The authors investigated whether Boyer's vision has been realized--specifically,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Scholarship
US Department of Education, 2010
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC or the agency) is a regional institutional accreditor that accredits (or preaccredits) over 1,000 degree granting institutions in 19 states, tribal institutions and including those programs offered via distance education within these institutions. Most of the institutions accredited by HLC use the Secretary's…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Agencies, Higher Education, Tribally Controlled Education
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