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Morris, Tama Lynn – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2019
There are over 4 million Registered Nurses in the United States (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2019). To become a practicing registered nurse, one must graduate from approved educational program, pass a licensure examination, and meet the requirements of licensure in their state of residence. Despite a common licensure examination,…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Bachelors Degrees, Employment Qualifications
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Michaels, Natalie N.; Stewart, Timothy; Barredo, Ronald; Raynes, Edilberto; Edmundson, Deborah; Kunnu, Elizabeth – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2019
High-stakes testing can be a major hurdle for individuals who know the material well, but have trouble understanding the language of the test. Many people have difficulty understanding test questions when the wording of the question is different from the language variation typically used by the test-taker. This research builds on prior research…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Language Variation, Language Tests
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Goldwasser, Molly M.; Hubbard, Marvin E. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2019
Student populations at institutions of higher education are increasingly diverse. To maximize students' feelings of inclusivity and belongingness within heterogeneous communities -- both of which have been linked with greater educational outcomes -- it is imperative for faculty to create and maintain inclusive classroom spaces. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Vincente, Erin – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
Both internal and external factors have incited higher education institutions to reevaluate and restructure antiquated policies and practices that influence contingent faculty support systems and contingent faculty interpersonal relationships with their institutional community members. Current literature and research has yet to truly explore what…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Experience
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Martin, Jennifer L.; Beese, Jane A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
As more and more women are being employed as faculty in institutions of higher education, tenure track positions are declining and most of the positions women find themselves in are clinical non-tenure track or part-time adjunct positions. With less traditional academic positions available and more women in the field the result is increased…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Feminism, Bullying
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Spaid, Robin; Gillet-Karem, Rosemary – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
To investigate food insecurity in community college students, our research team developed a mixed methods study. For the first phase, we interviewed 16 Maryland community college administrators to determine which community colleges had food banks or food pantries. The second phase involved gathering in-depth information from 6 community college…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Females, Two Year College Students
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Kawabata, Tomoko; Nagahori, Noriko – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
The objective of this research is to discuss how Sociology contributes to identify "the experience of the unconscious gender bias" against female scientists and to assess its impact on their career development. This research is at the first stage of three-year research project. The final aim of this research is to identify the social…
Descriptors: Sociology, Social Science Research, Gender Bias, Women Scientists
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Levitt, Roberta – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and the subsequent succession of legislative acts have had a profound impact on educational policy. An increased emphasis on teacher accountability and effectiveness led to the use of standardized test results to determine tangible rewards or punishments. In response, a culture of teaching to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy
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Wilson, Priscilla G. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The term microaggression is defined and demonstrated from the viewpoint of graduate-level students. Using a classroom assignment, the students describe their personal experiences of being the recipient of a microaggression. The students describe the type of microaggression, theme, psychological dilemma, and recall how they reacted to the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Graduate Students, Class Activities, Psychological Needs
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Marksbury, Nancy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
Higher education institutions are charged with creating one million more STEM professionals over the next decade, a 34% increase in undergraduate STEM degrees annually (PCAST 2012). Examining why college STEM courses manifest high attrition rates, interdependencies emerge that begin in early childhood education. Those of us in higher education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Rural Areas, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
Guillaume, Cindy; Vitucci, Alanna – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
Effective educational leadership at the principal level positively correlates with quality classroom teachers and improved student achievement (Portin et al., 2009). It also fosters a caring, supportive and inter-connected environment that inspires students and engages teachers (Seashore et al., 2010). Preparing competent, effective, and caring…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Correlation, Instructional Leadership
Brown, Jami; Casolari, Amber – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
The gender wage gap in the United States is a well-documented social and economic phenomenon. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 has done little to bring parity between men's and women's wages. Existing data show a relationship between race, age, geography, immigration, education, and women's pay status. This study analyzes wage disparity within higher…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, Community Colleges, Federal Legislation
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Teague, Leah Jackson – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
Leaders with a diverse set of experiences, viewpoints, and backgrounds are crucial to encouraging different perspectives, broadening an institution's world views, and fostering innovation particularly important at colleges and universities responsible for educating and training future leaders, workers, and citizens. Studies show that gender…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Females, Sex Role
Noble, Carolyn – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
To date western feminist scholarship on gender and work has primarily focused on women providing valuable information as to their discrimination and invisibility, especially in the echelons of power and in senior decision-making positions. Feminist scholars have needed to explore women's under representation in senior leadership positions because…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Fairness, Universities, Leadership
Monopoli, Paula A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2014
Status in the legal academy can mean two things. The first is one's rank, with the highest status being a tenured, full professor. The second is the prestige of one's home institution in the law school rankings. Women have been graduating from law schools in significant numbers for more than thirty years. However, they continue to be…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Females, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty
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