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Choudaha, Rahul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2018
International students are critical to the competitiveness of American higher education in terms of financial, intercultural, and educational contributions. However, recent data indicates that the U.S institutions enrolled 31,520 fewer international students in Fall 2017 as compared to Fall 2016. At average tuition and fees of US$ 25,000, higher…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Higher Education, Foreign Students, Enrollment
Matkin, Gary W. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Alternative Digital Credentials (ADCs) will significantly transform the relationship between higher education institutions and society. By providing fully digital, workplace-relevant, and information-rich records of an individual's skills and competencies, ADCs will render traditional university transcripts increasingly irrelevant and obsolete.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Credentials, Electronic Publishing, Information Storage
Spronken-Smith, Rachel – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The traditional apprenticeship model for PhD education involves supervisors mentoring students through a substantive research project and ultimately into academia. Although about half of PhD graduates enter careers beyond academia, this apprenticeship model, with a narrow focus on thesis research has continued to dominate in many countries. While…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
Dziewanowska, Katarzyna – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Effective education at the tertiary level is one of the key conditions for the development of modern economies; it also has a substantial impact on social development. Nowadays, higher education institutions all over the world are facing numerous challenges, some of them global (e.g. funding), others local (e.g. demographic trends). Universities…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Marketing, Student Attitudes
Bleemer, Zachary – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2018
What are the benefits and costs of attending a selective public research university instead of a less-selective university or college? This study examines the 2001-2011 Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) program, which guaranteed University of California admission to students in the top four percent of California high school classes. Employing…
Descriptors: College Admission, Public Colleges, Research Universities, Selective Admission
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This essay discusses the contentious events leading to the decision by the University of California's Board of Regents to end affirmative action in admissions, hiring and contracting at the university in July 1995. This controversial decision provided momentum for California's passage of Proposition 209 the following year ending "racial…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Politics of Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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
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