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Burkhardt, John C.; Ortega, Noe; Vidal Rodriguez, Angela; Frye, Joanna R.; Nellum, Christopher J.; Reyes, Kimberly A.; Hussain, Omar; Badke, Lara Kovacheff; Hernandez, Joanna – National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NJ1), 2012
Given the intense efforts to change federal legislation, it is surprising that relatively little research has examined how postsecondary institutions respond to organizational pressures and local contexts. These "boundary activities" determine actual practice (Birnbaum, 1991) and may be the only way to remedy the exclusion of undocumented…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Immigrants
Pasque, Penny A., Ed.; Hendricks, Lori A., Ed.; Bowman, Nicholas A., Ed. – National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NJ1), 2006
The Wingspread Conference Series (2003-2005), "Strategies to Strengthen the Relationship between Higher Education and Society", brought together scholars, institutional and national leaders, community activists, and graduate and undergraduate students to examine the current and evolving relationships between higher education and society. The goals…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Equal Education, Social Responsibility
Martinez, Magdalena, Ed.; Pasque, Penny A., Ed.; Bowman, Nick, Ed.; Chambers, Tony, Ed. – National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NJ1), 2005
The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, along with the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), American College Personnel Association (ACPA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association for Institutional Research (AIR), and Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), have committed…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Educational Research
Pasque, Penny A., Ed.; Smerek, Ryan E., Ed.; Dwyer, Brighid, Ed.; Bowman, Nick, Ed.; Mallory, Bruce L., Ed. – National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NJ1), 2005
Individually and collectively, institutions of higher education possess considerable resources--human, fiscal, organizational, and intellectual--which are critical to addressing significant social issues. Additionally, these institutions are physically rooted in their communities. Therefore, investing in the betterment of their immediate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Consortia, Partnerships in Education
Daun-Barnett, Nathan J.; Bowman, Nicholas A. – National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NJ1), 2005
The "Access to Democracy" project has two broad goals. It is an effort to understand community beliefs, attitudes and conditions that shape educational outcomes for community youth, and it is a way to focus community discussions on efforts that support higher educational attainment for residents. This report focuses on the lessons…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Attainment, Community Attitudes, Counties
National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NJ1), 2004
This guide provides moderators with a sense of what deliberation means, their roles, the dialogue format, and principles and skills they need to keep in mind as they interact with the participants. The purpose of a deliberative dialogue is to bring community members together to discuss a relevant and important issue. The question addressed in this…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Discourse Communities, Persuasive Discourse, College Bound Students
National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (NJ1), 2004
Today there is a growing belief that everyone who wants access to college can have it. College enrollments have continued to grow for over half a century and now it can be argued that most American families dream of a college education for their children. A 2003 report by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) demonstrates there is a growing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High School Graduates, Democratic Values, Enrollment Trends