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Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth – Liberal Education, 2017
Certain widely tested educational practices have been shown to have a significantly beneficial impact on student learning and success in college. These "high-impact practices" include first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, collaborative assignments and projects,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Best Practices, Institutional Research, Administrator Guides
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DePaola, Tom; Kezar, Adrianna – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter describes the growth of contingent research faculty and postdoctoral appointments at research universities and research-intensive institutions. Literature that addresses the employment and professional environment of these workers is critically explored and a discussion of the implications for academic leaders and institutional…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Employment Practices, Literature Reviews, Employment Patterns
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Kezar, Adrianna; Gehrke, Sean; Elrod, Susan – Review of Higher Education, 2015
This study examines the role of implicit theories of change in inhibiting STEM reform and identifies a range of approaches to help change agents alter their implicit beliefs in order to develop more explicit theories of change. Through observations and interviews, we focus on the experience of reform teams on 11 campuses that were involved in a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Change, Barriers, Change Agents
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Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Dan – Thought & Action, 2014
A substantial body of research, conducted over more than 50 years, makes clear that faculty-student interaction is a key factor in promoting student success, particularly among those students who most need support, such as first-generation college students and students of color. This research is consistent, pervasive, and has informed the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Employment Level
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Kezar, Adrianna – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This article reviews literature on the potential for understanding higher education change processes through social network analysis (SNA). In this article, the main tenets of SNA are reviewed and, in conjunction with organizational theory, are applied to higher education change to develop a set of hypotheses that can be tested in future research.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Literature Reviews, Social Networks
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Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
This article explores the organizational impediments and facilitators that influence the implementation of student learning outcomes assessment (SLOA). This review points to the importance of culture, leadership, and organizational policies to the implementation of SLOA. However, we need to approach research differently, both conceptually and…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Leadership
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
It is important for administrators, faculty, and policy makers to understand and consider how policies commonly associated with non-tenure-track faculty roles and working environments impact student learning. Many policies impede the ability of faculty to provide effective instruction that is aligned with departmental and institutional goals for…
Descriptors: Tenure, Outcomes of Education, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
The nature of the American academic workforce has fundamentally shifted over the past several decades. Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, the professoriate is now comprised of mostly non-tenure-track faculty. In 1969, tenured and tenure-track positions made up approximately 78.3% of the faculty and…
Descriptors: Tenure, Unions, Part Time Faculty, Public Colleges
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
It is important to understand existing research on the connections between non-tenure-track faculty and student learning and to continue to research these issues. Although working conditions vary across the academy and even within a single institution, many faculty--particularly part-timers--are not permitted to contribute to curriculum planning…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Tenure, College Instruction
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
The nature of the American academic workforce has fundamentally shifted over the past several decades. Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, more than two-thirds of the professoriate in non-profit postsecondary education is now comprised of non-tenure-track faculty. New hires across all institutional types are now…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Community Colleges, Higher Education
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Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
This article examines a common problem in higher education--how to create more widespread use of improved practices, often commonly referred to as innovations. I argue that policy models of scale-up are often advocated in higher education but that they have a dubious history in community development and K-12 education and that higher education…
Descriptors: Community Development, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices
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Kezar, Adrianna – Journal of College Student Development, 2010
In this study, we build on two recent works (Gaston-Gayles, Wolf-Wendel; Tuttle, Twombley, and Ward, 2004; Slocum & Rhoads, 2008) that examine faculty and staff work with student activists, but expand the scope to include new questions such as why and how they partner with students, the impact of institutional context, and what role it might play…
Descriptors: College Students, Activism, College Faculty, Citizen Participation
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Kezar, Adrianna; Yang, Hannah – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the authors argue that campus communities must play a more active role in developing financial literacy than they currently do--and not just by providing counseling in moments of emergency. They argue that financial literacy, as a life skill, as a requisite to citizenship, and as a critical intellectual competency, is an essential…
Descriptors: Campuses, Citizenship, Money Management, Daily Living Skills
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Kezar, Adrianna – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
Change is a perennial struggle for campuses. Trustees, presidents, policymakers, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community groups all seek to alter some aspect of colleges and universities. Common wisdom is that higher education faculty, staff, and administrators do not want to change and are slow to innovate. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Barriers, Competition
Yang, Hannah; Kezar, Adrianna – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2009
To address some of the financial challenges facing low-income students, federal policymakers enacted a provision in the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) that makes financial literacy a required service of all TRIO programs (or, in the case of McNair, simply makes permissible). Effective August 2008, these programs started offering…
Descriptors: Money Management, Policy Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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