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Johnson, David R.; Zhang, Liang – Educational Researcher, 2020
Using a data set that captures the introduction and enactment of "campus carry" bills between 2004 and 2016, we examined how the state policy adoption and diffusion framework explains the policy process related to allowing concealed weapons on the campuses of U.S. colleges and universities. Panel data logistic regression analyses…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation, Weapons
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Alderman, Derek H.; Reuben, Rose-Redwood – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2020
There are growing debates over removing the names of racist historical figures from public schools and university campus buildings, streets, and other public spaces. This article develops a pedagogical framework for transforming the classroom into a "toponymic workspace," where students can understand and possibly make interventions in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Campuses, Political Issues, Naming
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Bowling, Jessamyn; Miller, Ryan A.; Mather, Nikolai – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals experience stigma and discrimination on college campuses. This may translate into negative mental health and poor academic outcomes. Campus climate assessments may identify areas of improvement but often do not lead to significant changes. This study builds upon one climate assessment…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Social Bias, College Environment, College Students
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van Gijn-Grosvenor, Evianne L.; Huisman, Penelope – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This study was designed to explore what students perceive as essential factors influencing their sense of belonging. Gaining insight into what students perceive as influencing their sense of belonging enables design of interventions to foster that sense of belonging. Two hundred and nine students from a university in Sydney responded to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sense of Community, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship
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Bills, Matthew A.; O'Neal, Eryn Nicole; Hayes, Brittany E.; Meeker, Katherine A. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study used data from an in-person paper-and-pencil climate survey administered to students in a random sample of classes at a four-year southeastern university. Respondents (N = 248) left unsolicited qualitative comments on the survey (N = 540). Grounded theory was used to determine if themes existed among them. Questions on school safety,…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Student Surveys, Campuses, Paper (Material)
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Alansari, Mohamed; Rubie-Davies, Christine – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Although studies on, and reviews of, class climate have flourished in the past decade, little is known about how student perceptions of the learning environment are associated with student psychosocial beliefs and outcomes at the tertiary level. The purpose of this paper is to synthesise the current body of literature and describe how the class…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Environment, College Students, Educational Research
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Zoljargal, Dembereldorj – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Universities elsewhere have been changing its purposes, functions, roles, and pursuits in society. This study is a case study of Mongolian higher education in which institutional changes are taking place incrementally. The purpose of this study is to explore institutional isomorphism or homogenization of a case university in Mongolia in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Change, Social Systems
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Vican, Shawna; Friedman, Asia; Andreasen, Robin – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Higher education faces a conflict between the traditional logic of professionalism and an increasingly prominent corporate logic. Using interviews with 30 faculty at a single institution, we seek to understand the consequences of these competing logics. Across our interviews, faculty express a misalignment between their professional values and the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professionalism, Commercialization, Job Satisfaction
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey; Fox, Madison – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
This article discusses a mixed-methods study funded by the National Arts Education Foundation that investigated art education courses designed for preservice generalist teachers at universities across the United States. Qualitative data from the survey revealed five reoccurring concepts: (a) arts integration, (b) time/course mandate, (c) missing…
Descriptors: Art Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Lažetic, Predrag – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This article discusses the possible ways in which visual research methodologies can be extended and applied to study similarities and differences in higher education institutions (and systems) in the context of the visual and digital turn in social science methodologies. The article focuses on the methodological potential of the institutional…
Descriptors: Colleges, Web Sites, Information Dissemination, Higher Education
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Garvey, Jason C. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
The dearth of retention scholarship that centers (or includes) queer and trans (QT) students has resulted in inadequately capturing the nuanced dimensions of student retention. As a scholarly community, we are at a critical juncture where it is academically, administratively, and morally necessary to reexamine assumptions about retention to better…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Pitcher, Erich N.; Simmons, S. L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
Given that multiple forms of oppression are endemic to higher education, strategies intended to retain queer and trans college students should mirror the strategies of survival and thriving found within queer and trans communities. Fostering and bolstering connections, community, and kinship among queer and trans college students through a lens of…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Avci, Dilek; Dogan, Türkan – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2020
The aim of this research is to adapt the Student-University Match (SUM) Questionnaire into Turkish. The scale was developed by Wintre vd. (2008) in order to measure how well-matched freshmen students perceived themselves as compatible with universities during their transition period to university at their first year. The scale measures the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Garriott, Patton O. – Journal of Career Development, 2020
First-generation and economically marginalized (FGEM) college students are attending higher education institutions with increasing regularity. The unique experiences of these students call for career frameworks that capture their specific strengths and challenges. This article outlines a new model from which to conceptualize FGEM college students'…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Career Development
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Wayment, Heidi A.; Huffman, Ann Hergatt – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Most of the health interventions designed to increase athletes' reporting of potential concussion symptoms have focused only on the individual athlete. Unfortunately, interventions targeted at athletes' knowledge and understanding of concussion risk has not reliably increased their reporting behavior, leading to increased calls for "changing…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Intention
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