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Hammond, Shane – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides a historical overview of the relationship between the military and higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Personnel, Military Service, Veterans
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Jones, Kevin C.; Fox Garrity, Bonnie K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter explores the lack of data about student veterans and reasons this lack of data raises particular concerns about for-profit institutions, which enroll a large percentage of student veterans.
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Veterans, Veterans Education, Federal Legislation
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Griffin, Kimberly A.; Museus, Samuel D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
In this article, the authors discuss the utility of combining quantitative and qualitative methods in conducting intersectional analyses. First, they discuss some of the paradigmatic underpinnings of qualitative and quantitative research, and how these methods can be used in intersectional analyses. They then consider how paradigmatic pragmatism…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Researchers
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Cabrera, Nolan L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
Immediately after the election of a person of color to the presidency, the idea of being "postracial" seeped into the national media, essentially claiming that racism was over. According to this author, however, the United States is far from a "postracial" society. He contends that systemic racism continues to inequitably stratify society in favor…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Institutional Research, Racial Discrimination, Minority Groups
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Teranishi, Robert T.; Behringer, Laurie B.; Grey, Emily A.; Parker, Tara L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
In this article, the authors offer critical race theory (CRT) as an alternative theoretical perspective that permits the examination and transcendence of conceptual blockages, while simultaneously offering alternative perspectives on higher education policy and practice and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population. The…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans
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Buenavista, Tracy Lachica; Jayakumar, Uma M.; Misa-Escalante, Kimberly – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
In this article, the authors offer a CRT (critical race theory) perspective of the prevailing representation of Asian Americans in higher education research and acknowledge the importance of recent studies that have begun to challenge notions of a monolithic Asian American educational experience through an examination of differences among Asian…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Filipino Americans, College Students, Critical Theory
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Kuh, George D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
When the history of American higher education is rewritten years from now, one of the storylines of the first decade of the twenty-first century likely will be the emergence of student engagement as an organizing construct for institutional assessment, accountability, and improvement efforts. The engagement premise is straightforward and easily…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, College Students, Student Experience
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Borden, Victor M. H.; Pike, Gary R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The past 25 years have witnessed an ebb and flow of the accountability movement in the United States as national interest in and concern about the quality and effectiveness of higher education have moved in and out of the forefront of public consciousness. Today Democrats and Republicans alike are critical of higher education and calling for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Accountability, Researchers
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Stage, Frances K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Most traditional models, frameworks, and findings that apply to the majority of students and faculty do not adequately apply to important subpopulations. The recommendations here will help researchers become more sensitive to the nuances among various educational subgroups, and to pay more attention to outliers.
Descriptors: Probability, Statistical Analysis, Models, Higher Education
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Green, Denise O'Neil – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Programs that serve underrepresented minority students have long faced many challenges. Prior to the late 1970s, higher education institutions reserved academic program slots for underrepresented minority students because these students had limited access to opportunities that afforded them credentials that their white counterparts could more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Affirmative Action
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Musoba, Glenda Droogsma – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
Evaluation can provide the assessment information for considering program change as well as be integral to the program design and pilot test of any new institutional intervention. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Program Design, Program Evaluation, Inquiry, Program Development
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Braxton, John M.; McKinney, Jeffrey S.; Reynolds, Pauline J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
In spite of substantial investment in retention in Indiana higher education, there have been only a few well-designed studies that evaluate the effects of these interventions.
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, School Holding Power, Higher Education
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Seidman, Alan – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
The author gives an overview of the main research findings concerning minority retention and graduation. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Minority Groups, Student Diversity
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Cheslock, John J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2003
Studied the determinants of an institution's transfer enrollment using data from a national sample of institutions from 1984 to 1997 (n=3,036 private institutions and 2,341 public institutions). Findings have implications for efficiency gains within state systems through improved planning. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Enrollment
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Erwin, T. Dary; Wise, Steven L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Provides techniques for identifying a particular score, or standard, that differentiates student competence from non-competence. Outlines explicit procedures for developing appropriate standards that can assist institutions in resisting legal challenges when the results of testing are contested. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Competence, Competency Based Education, Court Litigation
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