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MacLachlan, Anne J. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Making doctoral education accessible and successful for students from low income, first generation families as well as members of immigrant or specific ethnic groups is a world- wide problem. In the US the traditional explanation for the low numbers of Ph.D. recipients from these groups are lack of preparation, lack of interest and a "leaky…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Doctoral Programs, College Faculty, Socialization
Cummins, John – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This paper is a description and analysis of the history of the renovation of Memorial Stadium and the building of the Barclay Simpson Student Athlete High Performance Center (SAHPC) on the Berkeley campus, showing how incremental changes over time result in a much riskier and financially less viable project than originally anticipated. It…
Descriptors: College Athletics, State Universities, Facilities, Intercollegiate Cooperation
Geiser, Saul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Like Berkeley, the UC system as a whole is quickly running out of space to accommodate the next generation of Californians who will be reaching college age by mid-century. Even with the added capacity at UC Merced, the UC system will run out of space on existing campuses in the next decade. In the normal course of events, this would trigger…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Off Campus Facilities, Capacity Building, School Expansion
Ericson, David P. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
A singular vision has propelled higher education and ministries of education in Asia since the new millennium. It is a vision launched by the once rising tide of a globalized world order that spilled into higher education: in order to be competitive on the world scene, each Asian country had to build "World Class Universities," which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Academic Standards
Chang, Tongshan – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This study examines how student pre-college participation in extracurricular activities and volunteer and community services varies by demographic and academic variables, and how their experience participating in these activities affects first-year college engagement and learning outcomes. The analysis focuses on students at the University of…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, College Freshmen, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
Porterfield, Victoria – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Higher levels of civic and community engagement in higher education are positively associated with students' academic performance and they also build upon citizenship skills such as informed voting. Yet, while these are worthy and important outcomes of higher education, students from disadvantaged backgrounds can have more difficulty navigating…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Correlation, Voting, Student Participation
Merritt, Karen – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
When the University of California moved to a permanent campus site in Berkeley, many described what they found there as a wilderness. Early faculty and students proceeded to build a campus and community, creating clubs, musical groups, fraternities, and athletics. This experience is brought to life in this essay through contemporary memoirs and…
Descriptors: School Culture, Sense of Community, Educational History, Educational Development
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The Trump administration has no significant plan or strategy related to higher education. The only major policy declarations--to eliminate federal regulations on for-profit colleges and revisit federal guidelines on sexual assault on college campuses--both unravel policies developed under the Obama administration. Where the fate of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Regulation, Educational Policy, Funding Formulas
Zajac, Tomasz; Jasinski, Mikolaj; Bozykowski, Marek – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Returns to education have received much attention from scholars as well as policy makers and the media. It is a well-established fact that educational attainment improves employability and wages and that university graduates better than their less educated counterparts. However, the educational expansion rises the importance of the horizontal…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Employment Potential, Salaries, Outcomes of Education
Watanabe, Satoshi P.; Abe, Yasumi – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Capitalizing on the findings in our preceding study of a purely theoretical model, this paper aims to empirically examine whether and to what extent public universities' institutional missions have transformed in recent years in the States of California and New York by quantifying a degree of functional diversification of universities. We focus on…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Institutional Mission, Productivity, Outreach Programs
Shcheglova, Irina A.; Thomson, Gregg E.; Merrill, Martha C. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
American research universities have recently joined the march for internationalization and now are putting explicit efforts into finding ways to create an international focus. Within a short number of years, their missions have been transformed, incorporating elements of globalization. Universities now declare the importance of preparing students…
Descriptors: International Education, Research Universities, Global Approach, Institutional Mission
Pelfrey, Patricia A. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
A 1966 University of California academic plan estimated that future enrollments would soar to well over 200,000 before leveling off, and that by 1975 student demand would require two more UC campuses in addition to the ones opened a few years earlier at Santa Cruz, Irvine, and San Diego. The 1970 US census brought these stratospheric assumptions…
Descriptors: College Planning, College Administration, Educational Development, Educational Practices
Geiser, Saul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Of all college admission criteria, scores on nationally normed tests like the SAT and ACT are most affected by the socioeconomic background of the student. The effect of socioeconomic background on test scores has grown substantially at University of California over the past two decades, and tests have become more of a barrier to admission of…
Descriptors: Norm Referenced Tests, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Race
Geiser, Saul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The SAT is used for two purposes at the University of California. First is "eligibility": Determining whether applicants meet the minimum requirements for admission to the UC system. Second is "admissions selection": At high-demand campuses such as Berkeley, with many more eligible applicants than places available, test scores…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Eligibility, Selective Admission, Scores
Aida, Misako; Watanabe, Satoshi P. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Universities throughout the world are trending toward more performance based methods to capture their strengths, weaknesses and productivity. Hiroshima University has developed an integrated objective measure for quantifying multifaceted faculty activities, namely the "Achievement-Motivated Key Performance Indicator" (A-KPI), in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, College Faculty, Job Performance
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