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Warick, Carrie – National College Access Network, 2017
The current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), while enabling millions of students to apply for college aid, also presents significant barriers for low-income and first-generation students seeking to attend college. The application process is complicated, resulting in only a 44-percent completion rate for all high school seniors by…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Barriers, Low Income Students
Rodriguez, Olga; Cuellar-Mejia, Marisol; Johnson, Hans – Public Policy Institute of California, 2016
This document presents the technical appendices that accompany the full report, "Determining College Readiness in California's Community Colleges: A Survey of Assessment and Placement Policies." The appendices include: (1) Survey Design and Administration; and (2) Survey Instrument. [This report was written with research support from…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Student Evaluation
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Cook, Elizabeth J. – Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 2022
Increasingly governments expect universities to improve graduate employment outcomes. Universities respond by implementing employability strategies in, alongside and outside curricula, with debates ongoing about whether employability is part of the curriculum, why and how. The context and process of employability is commonly framed in neoliberal…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Models, Neoliberalism
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Madsen, Deborah – American Indian Quarterly, 2011
It is difficult to overestimate the differences between Native American studies in Europe and the United States. In Europe there are no dedicated university programs in Native American studies; instead, disciplinary units such as American studies or departments such as English, history, development studies, and anthropology house teaching and…
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Anthropology
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Boyle, Fiona; Cook, Elizabeth J. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2023
The evaluation of teaching quality and practice is increasingly important in higher education and usually done via student surveys (quantitative data) alone. Much less attention is given to teachers' self-evaluations of teaching practice (qualitative data). This emphasis on quantitative over qualitative data can result in incomplete and biased…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
Rodriguez, Olga; Mejia, Marisol Cuellar; Johnson, Hans – Public Policy Institute of California, 2016
Every year, California's community colleges identify hundreds of thousands of students as not ready for transfer-level courses in math and English. Since these courses are required to transfer to a four-year college, students deemed underprepared are placed in developmental (also known as remedial or basic-skills) courses to prepare for college…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Community Colleges, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
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Young Bear, Ray; And Others – WICAZO SA Review, 1987
Poets Ray Young Bear (Mesquakie), James Mitsui (Japanese American), James McAuley (Irish-American), Alex Kuo (Chinese-America) and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (Sioux) participated in this forum on the legacy of culture and the creative process. Genres, culture, and definitions of ethnicity were discussed; and an audience participation question-and-answer…
Descriptors: American Indians, Chinese Americans, Creative Writing, Cultural Awareness
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Cook, Michelle J.; Hughes, Elizabeth M. – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2023
Researchers have reported that English language learners (ELLs) may be at risk of reading difficulties in the postsecondary setting. Although some students may only require explicit content-related vocabulary instruction and support with comprehension strategies in order to enhance comprehension, others may benefit from targeted shortterm…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English Language Learners, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Larson, Sidner – American Indian Quarterly, 2009
In his keynote address to the Fifth Annual American Indian Studies Consortium in 2005 David Wilkins began by commenting on earlier attempts to formally organize such a gathering in ways that might help establish and accredit Indian studies programs. He said he had the sense that the thrust of earlier meetings "was really an opportunity for Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Studies, American Indians, American Indian Education
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Cook, Michelle J.; Hughes, Elizabeth M. – Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 2022
For many English Learners (ELs), access to post-secondary education has been limited. Of particular concern to post-secondary educators is that lack of access has been attributed in part to deficits in reading proficiency. Many postsecondary education programs do not adequately differentiate and scaffold instruction, suggesting that these are…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Reading Comprehension, English Language Learners
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Promoting Faculty Engagement in Assessment: Relatively Simple Ideas (Elizabeth E. Smith and Sarah R. Gordon); (2) Comparing Trends in Graduate Assessment: Face to Face vs. Online Learning (Lesley Page and Mike Cherry); (3) Assessing Information Literacy on a Regional…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Program Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation
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Belcher, Wendy – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2007
Sherman Alexie's "Reservation Blues" has inspired both admiration and castigation. Critics such as Stephen Evans, Adrian C. Louis, Joseph Coulombe, and James Cox have praised Alexie's satiric upending of stereotypes about Native Americans, claiming that Alexie's work "uses stereotypes...of the...Indian, in new and entirely moral and ethical ways."…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Literature, Stereotypes, Literary Styles
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Berry, Theodorea Regina; Cook, Elizabeth J. Bowers – Teaching Education, 2018
Public schools have increasing numbers of its teachers fitting into one demographic, white and female, while the numbers of Black/African American teachers decrease. This trend has not changed since the publication of Black on Black Education: Personally Engaged Pedagogy for/by African American Pre-Service Teachers. Furthermore, African American…
Descriptors: African American Education, Preservice Teachers, Web 2.0 Technologies, Race
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Mishna, Faye; Milne, Elizabeth; Cook, Charlene; Slane, Andrea; Ringrose, Jessica – Youth & Society, 2023
The purpose of this qualitative study was to obtain youth perspectives on consensual and non-consensual sexting. We began this study on young people's (12-19) sexting practices in a large urban center. Before the study was put on pause due to COVID-19 physical distancing measures, we conducted 12 focus groups with 62 participants (47 girls, 15…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Sexuality, Adolescents, COVID-19
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Cook, Katelynn J.; Hvenegaard, Glen T.; Halpenny, Elizabeth A. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2021
Park managers use personal interpretation to achieve a variety of outcomes for park visitors and the natural environment. This project examines whether these outcomes are achieved, the factors influencing how the outcomes are achieved, and the overlap among these factors across the outcomes. Based on interviews with visitors in three Alberta…
Descriptors: Parks, Informal Education, Learning Processes, Attitude Change
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