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Berger, Joseph B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002
Builds on the assumption that colleges and universities are organizations and subsequently that the organizational perspective provides important insights for improving retention on campuses. A review of existing organizational studies of undergraduate persistence serves as the basis for ten empirically-based recommendations for practice that are…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Environment, College Students, Dropout Research
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Berger, Joseph B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2002
Reports the findings of a study conducted to determine the influence of various dimensions of organizational structure (bureaucratic, collegial, political, symbolic, and systemic) on college student learning. Findings indicate that dimensions of the structure of the colleges and universities as organizations exert both positive and negative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Zuniga, Ximena; Williams, Elizabeth A.; Berger, Joseph B. – Journal of College Student Development, 2005
This study examines whether college students' participation in diversity-related experiences instills motivation to take actions for a diverse democracy. Results suggest that interactions with diverse peers, participation in diversity-related courses, and activities inside and outside residence halls inspire students to challenge their own…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation, Social Action
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Berger, Joseph B.; Malaney, Gary D. – NASPA Journal, 2003
Examines how pretransfer experiences and preparation, along with posttransfer experiences, influence the adjustment of community college transfer students to life on a four-year university campus. Results indicate that students who are best informed and who have most actively prepared for transfer are most likely to achieve higher grades and be…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Student Adjustment
Berger, Joseph B.; Smith, Suzanne M.; Coelen, Stephen P. – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (The), 2004
The inequities of residential segregation and their impact on educational opportunity are a national problem, but greater metropolitan Boston has a particularly problematic history in terms of the extent to which racial segregation has deeply divided the city into separate and unequal systems of opportunity. Despite decades of policy efforts to…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Residential Patterns
Berger, Joseph – American Educator, 1994
Explains how Richard Plass of Stuyvesant High School has managed to produce more Westinghouse semifinalists than any other teacher in the United States. It describes how the love of teaching coupled with the love of working with children can heighten educational quality. (GLR)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Quality, High School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Berger, Joseph B.; Milem, Jeff F. – NASPA Journal, 2002
The central purpose of this study is to increase our understanding of how community service involvement affects the development of undergraduate self-concept. The findings from this study suggest that the quality of service involvement is more important than the amount of service performed by students. (Contains 23 references and 2 tables.)…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Self Concept
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Sireci, Stephen G.; Zanetti, Mary; Berger, Joseph B. – Review of Higher Education, 2003
A survey of postsecondary institutions in New England regarding recent changes in their admission processes and the factors that influenced those changes found that traditional admissions criteria continue to be weighted heavily in the admissions process and that recruiting and retaining underrepresented minority students remains a concern of many…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education
Berger, Joseph B.; Malaney, Gary D. – 2001
This study examined how pre-transfer experiences and preparation, along with post-transfer experiences, influenced the adjustment of community college transfer students to life at a four-year university campus. A survey of 372 community college transfer students attending a large, public four-year university measured the students' academic…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Students, College Transfer Students
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Berger, Joseph B. – Journal of College Student Development, 1997
Used concepts from community psychology literature to elaborate a revised version of Tinto's model of individual student departure. Employed a longitudinal analysis of 718 college students. Results indicate that students' sense of community in their residence halls was a source of social integration and a precursor to student departure decisions.…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Environment, College Freshmen, Dormitories
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Berger, Joseph B.; Milem, Jeffrey F. – Journal of College Student Development, 2000
Study explores how institutional context affects the development of self-concept in a sample of 273 African American college students. Findings suggest that students attending church affiliated historically Black colleges develop significantly higher self-ratings in three domains of self-concept-psychosocial wellness, academic, and achievement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Environment
Coelen, Stephen P.; Berger, Joseph B.; Crosson, Patricia H. – 2001
This report reviews the practice of Affirmative Admissions as a strategy for achieving diversity within New England colleges and universities. It shows how educational leaders perceive Affirmative Admissions, the nature of regional Affirmative Admissions policies, and the numbers of student affected by current enrollment strategies. This report is…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, College Students, Diversity (Student)
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Berger, Joseph B.; Milem, Jeffrey F. – Research in Higher Education, 1999
This study refined and applied an integrated model of undergraduate persistence (accounting for both behavioral and perceptual components) to examine first-year retention at a private, highly selective research university. Results suggest that including behaviorally based measures of involvement improves the model's explanatory power concerning…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Dropout Prevention, Higher Education
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Braxton, John M.; Berger, Joseph B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
A summary of articles on the relationship between faculty research and college teaching finds that faculty scholarship does not adversely affect teaching norms, teacher effectiveness, student cognitive development, or currency of course content. However, research activity affects two teaching dimensions detrimentally: rigor of course examinations…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Conflict of Interest, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload
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Milem, Jeffrey F.; Berger, Joseph B. – Journal of College Student Development, 1997
Provides insight into first-year undergraduate persistence by using behavioral measures--based on Alexander Astin's theory of involvement--to further understanding of Tinto's theory of student departure. Findings support the use of an integrated model in which student behaviors and perceptions interact to influence the development of academic and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Students, Higher Education
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