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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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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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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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Bartel, Anna C. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
U.S. legislators recently brought back thirty-four tax programs from legislative limbo, extending them for three years. This includes the tuition and fee deduction, used by taxpayers to save on college expenses. This regressive tax policy flows heavily towards higher-income levels, with almost a third of the deduction going to those with incomes…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Finance Reform, Higher Education
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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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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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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