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Van De Walker, Dana; Slate, John R. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the Trump administration ban on individuals from 7 Muslim-majority countries (i.e., Executive Order 13769), influenced prospective international graduate applicants to two Texas institutions. Inferential statistical procedures revealed the presence of a statistically significant, sharp…
Descriptors: Presidents, Travel, College Applicants, Foreign Students
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Renbarger, Rachel – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Underrepresented students attain a lower proportion of graduate degrees in the United States (US), demonstrating inequity in higher education. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program has been providing underrepresented students with supports to increase their ability to attain a graduate degree. A systematic literature review…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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Hextrum, Kirsten – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
"Operation Varsity Blues" (OVB) indicted coaches and administrators from eight universities for accepting bribes in exchange for admitting fraudulent athletes. As part of the conspiracy parents paid university officials to admit students with little-to-no sport experience as college athletes. Court filings in the case contrasted OVB to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Deception, Ethics, College Athletics
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Ali-Coleman, Khadijah Zakia – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Community colleges in the United States have historically held a unique position within the system of higher education because of three characteristics. These characteristics include their doctrine of open access, their consistent affordability in comparison to other higher education options, and courses that are directly applicable to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Prediction
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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