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Berry, Matt; Inge, Brittany A.; Gross, Jacob P.; Colston, Jared; Bowers, Amanda M. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2018
Contextualizing the recent "Fisher v. University of Texas" ruling and how state institutions address diversity and affirmative action, the authors sought to determine how explicit institutions are being with regards to diversity strategic planning. The findings from a qualitative policy analysis determined that while 70% of State Higher…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Court Litigation, Affirmative Action
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Parladé, Lisa; Celestine, Thea R.; McMillian, Tanya K. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2018
This integrative analysis will assess the case study of Towson University and the renaming of campus buildings that do not align with the institution's mission regarding its "commitment to diversity and inclusion" ("Mission & Strategic Plan," 2017). The case study will be analyzed using the following organizational…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Universities, Institutional Mission, Organizational Theories
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Riffe, Karley A. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2018
Faculty work now includes market-like behaviors that create research, teaching, and service opportunities. This study employs an embedded case study design to evaluate the extent to which faculty members interact with external organizations to mitigate financial constraints and how those relationships vary by academic discipline. The findings show…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Organizations (Groups), Teacher Behavior, Relationship
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Patterson-Stephens, Shawna M.; Lane, Tonisha B.; Vital, Louise Michelle – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to expand upon extant research and uncover trends observed among Black women who are in pursuit of -- or have recently attained -- their doctoral degrees within the United States. Exploring the voices of seven women, findings revealed three primary themes: (1) socialization experiences, (2) student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Socialization, Student Attitudes
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Young, Jemimah Lea – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
Digital curricula and online learning materials are necessary to reach the next generation of teachers. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an online introductory multicultural education course on the culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy (CRTSE) and culturally responsive teaching outcome expectancy (CRTOE) of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Multicultural Education, Introductory Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Dhilla, Sarah J. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
This review examines research regarding instructors' perceptions of the online teaching experience and explores ways in which university administrators can better support online faculty as their institutional online learning enterprises grow. The following sections examine how the growth in online education has led to increased interest in the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, College Faculty, Teacher Administrator Relationship, College Administration
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Mahler-Rogers, Dionicia – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
This study examines college and university leaders' responses to student activism and protest on U.S. college campuses between Fall 2014 to Summer 2016. This study utilized a phenomenological research tradition, which facilitated a depth of understanding of how administrators' strategies, or other resources, enhanced campus leaders' ability to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Responses
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Pettitt, Cherie; Macari, Daniel – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
The purpose of the study was to understand how college counseling and student affairs graduate students make sense of their study abroad experience with cultural difference and how they describe their ability to work with diverse student populations as a result of studying abroad while engaging in intercultural pedagogy. The students in the…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Student Personnel Workers
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Ruiz, Berenice Andaluz; Cheng, Kai-Wei; Copeland Terrell, B. Cheree; Lewis, Kevin A.; Mattern, Maxwell C. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
Across the country, identity-based activist movements have impacted the mobilization of student activists on college campuses. This article focuses on students' construction of activism and their perceptions of support from administration, faculty, and staff. The researchers employed a constructivist framework and revealed four domains…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, College Faculty
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Barr, Jason – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
A conservatively-minded campus, Liberty University's administrators have, like many college campuses, struggled with creating an appropriate weapons policy. The policies in existence prior to 2011 were more traditionally anti-weapon, while those created after 2011 have been more forgiving. This article examines the background, both national and…
Descriptors: Weapons, School Policy, Policy Formation, Private Colleges
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Simpson, Denise – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
Academic dishonesty is a long-standing issue for faculty and administrators, yet the concern over dishonesty among international students is growing. With the changing demographics of higher education, faculty and administrators must revisit how campus policies and procedures serve all students' needs, but especially international students, as it…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cheating, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Roughton, Dean – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
The push for increased democratization of higher education in the United States coupled with the rising costs of college have led many institutions to turn to dual enrollment models as a means to increase access for students. Most states now allow qualifying high school students to take college courses free, or at a reduced rate, while still…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Disproportionate Representation, Low Income, First Generation College Students
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Pulliam, Nicole; Sasso, Pietro – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
Postsecondary educational institutions are most recently aware of large demographic shifts in the traditional age population of college-bound students as it flat lines by 2025. However, this prestige traditional age student market is drastically diminishing in number, which has necessitated in college and universities looking to other…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Capacity Building, Enrollment Management, School Holding Power
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Roxas, Adela S.; Ridinger, Lynn L. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
Research on the association between coaching behaviors and student-athlete well-being has revealed significant relationships among coaching behaviors and a range of outcomes including anxiety, burnout, self-confidence, college choice satisfaction, and willingness to cheat to win. Findings from multiple studies suggested the need for improvements…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Well Being, Anxiety, Burnout
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Deel, Kimberly – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
The American college professor has traditionally filled three primary roles in institutions of higher education: that of teacher, of scholar, and of servant leader. But a call of alarm has been sounded of late and some suggest that the economic turbulence of recent years has given rise to a Pandora's box of public scrutiny resulting in fissures…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Accountability, Faculty Workload