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Johnson, Royel M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
In this chapter, I offer a socio-ecological perspective on sense of belonging, which is designed to aid institutional actors in facilitating equitable opportunities for racially and ethnically minoritized students to fulfill their belonging needs. Though important, individual, and relational-level interventions alone run the risk of pathologizing…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Student School Relationship
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Taylor, Leonard, Jr. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
Higher education institutions and the actors therein are still grappling with disparities in student outcomes and disparate student experiences. Although diligent efforts have been made, institutions have yet to transform in any substantial way to overcome these issues. Rather than offering new student success practices, the focus of this chapter…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Achievement Gap, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
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Strayhorn, Terrell L. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
Student success is a major goal of policies and programs in higher education. Nearly all institutions have developed new or revised existing programs and services in hopes of boosting retention and graduation rates. To date, scholars have posited several student success models. While useful, these are not without critique, especially in light of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Equal Education, School Holding Power
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McElderry, Jonathan A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
The majority of research on Black males highlights the problems or barriers faced by this demographic due to the low retention and completion rates. A factor that is often not discussed when students enter college is their decision around initially declaring a major and its future impact on their persistence and college completion. This chapter…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Majors (Students), African American Students, Males
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Blockett, Reginald A.; Ross, Taylor J.; Todd, Phillip A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
In this chapter, we explore the research literature on Black college students' success and apply critical theoretical frameworks to reimagine how college student educators and administrators can promote a more holistic approach to student success. Scholars and researchers have focused on identifying how and why Black students succeed or not, and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, African American Students, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Njoku, Nadrea R.; Owens, LaToya – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
The Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) and the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI) found that there is a notable gap in institutions' readiness to drive transformative change on campus. Early lessons from the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) ICB and FDPRI generated insights that indicate overall institutional health is as…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Academic Achievement, Success, Culturally Relevant Education
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Robinson, Tykeia N. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
A common critique of current programs and initiatives designed to address and eradicate persistent racial disparities in undergraduate STEM education is the focus on student outcomes as an indicator of project performance. This chapter will explore the existing literature on STEM reform through the lens of organizational change highlighting the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Study, Outcomes of Education, Racial Bias
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McNaughtan, Jon – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
The purpose of this article is to provide insight into the perceptions of college presidents on their role in budgeting and finance. While most of the past research in this area has focused on how to engage and understand budget and finance practices, this chapter sought to highlight the perceptions of the roles of those involved in the process,…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Administrator Role, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Finance
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Ward, James Dean; Haynes, Mya – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
This chapter presents findings from eight interviews with college and university chief financial officers about institutional borrowing practices during periods of uncertainty and crisis.
Descriptors: College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Finance, Decision Making
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Dorantes, Andrew R.; Schiffecker, Sarah Maria; García, Hugo A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
In this chapter, the experiences of mid-level business and finance staff positions in private colleges are explored to illuminate how they engage the campus environment as they help navigate their institutional fiscal vitality through the lens of empowerment theory. Through qualitative interviewers, findings include how they negotiate shared…
Descriptors: Middle Management, College Administration, Private Colleges, College Environment
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Cardenas, Artemio; Cheslock, John – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
This chapter is intended for practitioners and scholars seeking to learn more about organizational finances. A hallmark of the U.S. higher education system is its heterogeneity. From research universities to community colleges, each institution seeks to excel in serving its respective mission. To do so, the institution must have a viable business…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Business, Models, Educational Finance
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Mollet, Amanda L.; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa E. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
This exploratory qualitative study focused on understanding the work-life experiences of academic parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide multiple theoretical and policy implications to engage during and beyond the pandemic while ending with a challenge: how can the lessons learned from the pandemic inform the development of more…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Family Work Relationship, Teaching Conditions
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Kinzie, Jillian; Cole, James – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
In the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, students entering college in fall 2021 had an unprecedented culmination to high school and transition to college. This chapter explores the experience of entering college students following these unprecedented circumstances, examining high school disruptions, including changes in the learning…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Freshmen, Barriers
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Culpepper, Dawn K.; Blake, Daniel J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has refocused higher education on issues of work-life conflict among faculty members with children. This study draws from interviews with 13 heterosexual couples (26 participants) who were employed as faculty members and who cared for at least one child during the pandemic. Using the theory of perceived organizational…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Pandemics, COVID-19
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Santa-Ramirez, Stephen; Block, Sarah; Vargas, Anthony; Muralidhar, Kavitha; Ikegwuonu, Chukwuemeka – New Directions for Higher Education, 2022
During the global health pandemic caused by COVID-19, most collegians and higher education agents abruptly transitioned to online learning and virtual interactions. Although online education is not a new phenomenon, this was an unforeseen transition for most students in higher education. This study investigated what first-generation collegians in…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, Transfer Students, Pandemics
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