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Cox, Bradley E.; Edelstein, Jeffrey; Brogdon, Bailey; Roy, Amanda – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Roughly 1 in 59 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a rate that has more than doubled during the last 10 years. As students with autism increasingly pursue higher education, college educators must understand these students' experiences and actively address issues that affect their college outcomes.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, Students with Disabilities
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Harris, Jessica C.; Tanksley, Tiera – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Framed by the concept of biculturalism this study explores how 26 Multiracial faculty members form and use biculturalism to navigate an academy steeped in monoculturalism, or the belief that all people should conform to a dominant white westernized worldview. Findings from this study suggest that many Multiracial faculty members form and use a…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Biculturalism, College Faculty, College Environment
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Rodriguez, Awilda; Rosario-Ramos, Enid; Clasing Manquian, Paula; Rosario Colón, Adriana – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
After Hurricane María, approximately 3,500 students enrolled in on Florida's school district from Puerto Rico. Displaced Puerto Rican high schoolers incurred the transitional costs of forced migration at a time in their educational trajectories when they are formulating their postsecondary plans. While student mobility is not uncommon, prevailing…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Natural Disasters, Trauma
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Miller, Graham N. S.; Lynn, Freda B.; McCloud, Laila I. – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This study examines social closure processes in the organizational field of higher education and their implications with respect to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Using institutional comparison-group data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we analyze how organizational identity claims and…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, School Closing, Institutional Characteristics, Whites
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Roberts, Tuesda S.; Gutiérrez, Lorena; Gibbs Grey, ThedaMarie; Jones Stanbrough, Raven – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This study utilized a mixed-methods, survey research design to explore the experiences and motivations of Students of Color who pursue doctoral studies in colleges or departments of education and the agential decisions they make to carry out their motivations. Data collection included dissemination of a 61-item survey via Qualtrics inclusive of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Minority Group Students, Critical Theory, Race
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Lee, Jenny J.; Haupt, John P. – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
As the threat of COVID-19 and US-China tensions are increasing, this study focused on this intensifying intersection between geopolitics and global science in the midst of a pandemic. This scientometric study examined the US' and China's international collaboration patterns on science and engineering (S&E) COVID-19 articles through the lenses…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, International Cooperation, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Luo, Jiali – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Through the analysis of alumni survey data from three graduating cohorts, this study examined the relationships between ideological interaction, college outcomes, and career achievements and explored factors that helped to promote interaction across ideological boundaries on college campuses. Its findings show that compared with less interactive…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Alumni, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education
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Holland, Megan M.; Ford, Karly Sarita – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Elite higher education institutions work hard to secure diverse classes, and students seek out these institutions in part because they believe that diversity will enhance their own educational experiences. Institutional theories would predict that practices set by the elite institutions in the field would isomorphically trickle down, however, case…
Descriptors: Reputation, College Students, Student Diversity, Diversity (Institutional)
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Bodine Al-Sharif, Mary Ann; García, Hugo A.; McNaughtan, Jon – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This study explores how mid-level administrators working in international student service centers make meaning of their roles and perceive the support their institutions provide. Utilizing critical discourse analysis and the theoretical framework of empowerment, this study reveals the social problems, power struggles, and avenues mid-level…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Administrator Role, Role Perception, Foreign Student Advisers
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Rosinger, Kelly Ochs; Sarita Ford, Karly; Choi, Junghee – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Selective colleges have increasingly considered a variety of factors, such as academic rigor, extracurriculars, essays, interviews, recommendations, and background characteristics, alongside traditional academic factors in determining who is admitted. These efforts have been hailed as a strategy to expand access to selective higher education for…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Equal Education, Selective Admission
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Mokher, Christine G.; Park-Gaghan, Toby; Hu, Shouping – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Since the 2000s, states have experimented with reforms to improve success among underprepared students traditionally assigned to developmental education (DE). Florida's reform under Senate Bill 1720 has been among the most comprehensive and wide-reaching. Recent public high school graduates and military personnel became exempt from DE, but nearly…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Whatley, Melissa; Stich, Amy E. – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to explore how postsecondary institutions with high and low study abroad participation rates communicate with students about study abroad opportunities. We were especially interested in identifying institutional policies and practices that focused on inequalities in access to study abroad. We addressed this purpose…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Study Abroad, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Ngo, Federick; Melguizo, Tatiana – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Using linked high school and community college records for students in a large metropolitan area in California, we explore what happened to students who experienced inter-sector math misalignment (ISMM). These students were deemed "college ready" by high school standards but were placed in remedial/developmental math courses when they…
Descriptors: High School Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Mathematics Instruction
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Kim, Jeongeun; Jung, Jiwon; Mlambo, Yeukai Angela – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
To increase the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, U.S. education policy has emphasized the pathways from education to STEM careers. While some scholars argue that employers prioritize the degree, and not institutional affiliation, in hiring graduates, the argument needs to be warranted with more recent data…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Policy, Institutional Characteristics, Personnel Selection
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Orphan, Cecilia M.; Hartley, J. Matthew – Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This multiple-case study examined the factors promoting or impeding ideal-centered change efforts focused on reclaiming the founding civic commitments of three Regional Comprehensive Universities. Findings showed that successful change agents engaged detractors in defining the ideal and shaping the change while assessing change efforts and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Change, Universities, Civics
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