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Elizabeth A. Jach – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2024
While prior research has examined the connection between civic engagement and collectivist views, the present study considers to what extent years of education have been associated with more collectivistic views. This study analyzed data from the 2021 United States General Social Survey. Results suggested that more years of education was…
Descriptors: Individualism, Collectivism, Educational Attainment, Public Opinion
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Chris M. Riley – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2024
This article traces the evolution of higher education accreditation and the impact of modern partisan critiques that challenge its traditional values. For example, the Trump-led Department of Education (ED) introduced new rules resulting in the end of regional boundaries related to accreditation. Moreover, questions have emerged related to…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), State Regulation, Government School Relationship, Federal State Relationship
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Pietro A. Sasso; Leslie Jo Shelton; G. Blue Brazleton – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2024
Institutional politics and emerging changes to the professoriate have potentially positioned tenure-track faculty within an academic labor system that assumes academic training and expertise guides their progression. This qualitative narrative study of 12 higher education and student affairs (HESA) pre-tenure faculty explored their navigation of…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, College Faculty, Tenure, Barriers
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Horowitz, Mark; Haynor, Anthony L.; Kickham, Kenneth – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
Unsustainable student debt and a precarious labor market continue to raise public doubts over the value of a college degree. Observers note decades of grade inflation, eroding confidence in academic standards. Yet little attention has been paid to the perceptions of professors themselves. This report fills the gap by surveying 223 tenured…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Grade Inflation, Academic Standards
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Chicas-Mosier, Ana M.; Fogelman, Kaelyn J.; Peretz, Tal H. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
There is social and collaborative value in a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. Despite this, universities are slow to establish evidence-based fiscal initiatives to increase representation and retention. We review inequitable financial practices in American higher education, including in endowments, tuition and annual giving, athletics,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Diversity, Equal Education, Social Justice
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Bicak, Ibrahim; Taylor, Z. W. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
For the first time in U.S. higher education history, new international student enrollment at four-year U.S. institutions declined for the second consecutive academic year in 2017-2018. Many studies have investigated why international students choose to pursue U.S. higher education. However, scant research has explored how U.S. politics affects the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Enrollment Trends, Political Attitudes, Political Influences
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Abioye, Alechia; Sasso, Pietro A. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
This phenomenological qualitative study used White racial consciousness theory to conceptualize racial attitude orientation and a novel asynchronous semi-structured interview protocol to explore how White undergraduate students contextualize their experiences with diversity on campus and institutional inclusion efforts. Findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, White Students, Racial Attitudes, Racism
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Becker, Andrea H.; Goode, Carlton H.; Rivers, Jennifer C.; Tyler, Melissa W.; Becker, Jonathan D. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
At a time when higher education faces serious existential challenges, it is important for stakeholders in higher education to come together to make important decisions that are thoughtful and internally legitimate. Shared governance, a concept that is widely touted yet wildly varied in implementation, is the best path forward for decision makers.…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Universities, Models
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Willson, Dale K. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
Levels of student loan debt in the United States are increasing exponentially every year, directly affecting the ability of millions to live a comfortable life. Student loan debt levels are an acute issue for borrowers of color, as they more often need federal loans to attend institutions of higher education in comparison to their White peers.…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Minority Group Students, Critical Race Theory, Whites
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Seng, Thomas; Sasso, Pietro A. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
The purpose of this convergent parallel mixed-methods instrumental case study was to examine the feasibility of Solar Photovoltaics (PV) as an economic and environmental sustainability tool for higher education while, at the same time, gauging essential university stakeholder knowledge, opinions and beliefs regarding sustainable development,…
Descriptors: Energy, Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Campuses
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Noyongoyo, Boniface – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
The current project measures international students' dietary acculturation challenges focusing on sub-Saharan Africans in the U.S. The analysis examines responses from 142 questionnaire respondents. Respondents filled out a self-administered survey that inquired about their eating practices in their country and since they moved to the U.S.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Acculturation, Food
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Goodman, Michael – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2022
College student government is a form of student involvement in higher education, and one that has evolved over time. But student government is not without politics, from legislating on campus to making statements on local, national, and international issues. This article illuminates data from a phenomenological study of nineteen former student…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, College Students, Student Government, Public Officials
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Wekullo, Carolina – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2022
State support for higher education has been volatile, prompting public universities to pursue alternative revenue sources to supplement state support. While dependence on alternative revenue sources has been raising, the relationship between these revenue sources and graduation rates has not been examined in depth. This study used panel data from…
Descriptors: State Aid, Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Public Colleges
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Kopotic, Katherine; Mills, Jonathan N.; Rhinesmith, Evan – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
While the popularity of state-financed merit-based scholarships has increased since the 1980s, policymakers struggle to maintain these programs because of growing costs. Some have tried to manage this tradeoff through eligibility changes or award amounts; however, little empirical research exists on the effectiveness of these changes. We add to…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment
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Hewitt, W. E. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
International and national university ranking exercises have attracted increasing criticism in recent years, as observers question the integrity of the methodologies employed, the influence of rankings on institutional decision making, and ultimately the utility of the exercise. At the same time, for stakeholders "per se" rankings can…
Descriptors: Reputation, Equal Education, Social Differences, Foreign Countries
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