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Wangrow, David B.; Rogers, Kristie; Saenz, Delia; Hom, Peter – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Why do college students persist with their education, especially when facing challenges? We answer this question by exploring the complexities surrounding college student retention, using the organizational research lenses of job embeddedness, normative pressures, and the unfolding model of turnover. We first developed a college embeddedness scale…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Adjustment, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen
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Jones, Willis A. – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
In 2015, 65 universities in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I autonomous conferences changed their scholarship policy by allowing universities to give student-athletes cost of attendance stipends. While student-athletes welcomed this policy change, many people within the higher education community felt the policy change…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Educational Policy, Student Costs, Student Athletes
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Wofford, Annie M.; Sax, Linda J.; George, Kari L.; Ramirez, Daisy; Nhien, Chantra – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
In light of the need to both grow and diversify graduate enrollments in computing fields, this quantitative study examined variables associated with students' initial aspirations for computing graduate school as well as how aspirations were sustained or developed over time. Using a longitudinal sample of undergraduate students who enrolled in…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Academic Aspiration, Graduate Study
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McNaughtan, Jon; Eicke, Dustin; Thacker, Russel; Freeman, Sydney – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Faculty job satisfaction is critical to the success of students and institutions of higher education. Satisfaction of faculty has often been tied to the autonomy of faculty to complete their work with many faculty viewing themselves as independent contractors whose roles and identities are separate from the institution's, but the implications of…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Self Determination, Tenure, College Faculty
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Settles, Isis H.; Jones, Martinque K.; Buchanan, NiCole T.; Brassel, Sheila T. – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Faculty diversity has received increased attention from researchers and institutions of higher education, yet faculty demographics have not changed substantially for many underrepresented groups. Several barriers to the retention of women and faculty of color have been offered, including a lack of belonging, discrimination, social exclusion, and…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Women Faculty, Barriers
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Dache, Amalia – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Educational access studies have found that residents' choices and opportunities are often geographically bound and based on capital accumulation rather than educational attainment needs. Public transportation in the United States has a long history of being the primary source of mobility for urban residents, who are more likely than suburban…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Bus Transportation, Urban Areas, Neighborhoods
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Posselt, Julie R.; Nuñez, Anne-Marie – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
This paper examines the creation and negotiation of disciplinary culture, through ethnographic fieldwork about socialization in a critical learning environment: scientific fieldwork. Field-based science has received scant research attention relative to its importance as a degree requirement, a professional rite of passage, and a site where sexual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Earth Science
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Park, Julie J.; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
This paper documents the involvement of students who advocated for what eventually became the federal designation for Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). Through interviews with 12 student activists, we document students' motivations for mobilizing, as well as the challenges they encountered.…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders, Minority Serving Institutions, Activism
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Cuellar, Marcela G.; Bencomo Garcia, Alicia; Saichaie, Kem – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
For more than a century, scholars and policymakers have commented and debated on the purposes of higher education. These conversations reflect a combination of public and private goals, with an increasing emphasis on social mobility. The perspective of students, especially those currently enrolled and first-generation college goers for whom social…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes
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Selznick, Benjamin S.; Mayhew, Matthew J.; Dahl, Laura S.; Rockenbach, Alyssa N. – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
The purpose of this paper was to examine the institutional conditions and educational practices associated with the development of first-term students' appreciative attitudes toward Jews. Using a longitudinal design, we administered a theoretically derived and empirically validated measure of interfaith experiences to 7,194 first-term students…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Jews, World Views
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Jett, Christopher C. – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
The disproportionate representation of Black men in mathematics has perplexed researchers for decades, and the undergraduate space has been championed as a lever to help remedy this issue. Thus, more research is needed that examines Black men's experiences as mathematics majors. To advance knowledge in the field of higher education, this yearlong…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Majors (Students), Disproportionate Representation, Males
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McNamee, Chase D.; Drezner, Noah D. – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Institutions of higher education are relying on philanthropy and fundraising at a greater level than ever before seen. This increased focus has led scholars to investigate various predictors regarding which alumni are likely to give and which are likely to give the most. To date, however, scholars have not yet examined the role of timing and when…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Alumni, Donors, Higher Education
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Jabbar, Huriya; Schudde, Lauren; Garza, Marisol; McKinnon-Crowley, Saralyn – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Institutional practices and conditions at community colleges can improve rates of transfer, as can access to transfer student capital. However, we know little about how institutions attempt to build students' transfer capital, or about students' experiences within community colleges as they accumulate transfer capital. In this paper, we examine…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Student Experience, Learner Engagement
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Callender, Claire; Melis, Gabriella – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
A hallmark of English higher education (HE) over the last twenty years has been policies seeking to increase provider competition and student choice. Central to this has been student funding policy changes, leading to rising college costs. This article asks if prospective HE students' concerns about college costs and the financial strategies they…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Equal Education, Social Differences
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Bowman, Nicholas A.; Denson, Nida – Journal of Higher Education, 2022
College graduation rates for racially minoritized students are adversely affected by structural barriers and hostile campus racial climates, which lead to notable equity gaps within and across institutions. Theory and prior literature suggest that the representation of racially minoritized students and instructors may play a role in shaping these…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Equal Education, Minority Group Students, Racism
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