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Swanson, Elise; Bettencourt, Genia; Corwin, Zoë; Kezar, Adrianna; Sablan, Jenna; Ward, James – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
This brief is intended as an evidence-based guide for policy analysts and decision makers to inform critical areas in the Higher Education Authorization Act related to racial justice. Our recommendations prioritize combating systemic racism in higher education with a particular focus on disrupting anti-Blackness, though several sections focus on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Social Justice
Harper, Jordan; Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
This practitioner guide introduces the leadership for liberation framework that includes cultural commitments, mindsets, and liberatory values and concepts. The values and concepts introduced in this guide originally emerged from a critique of the Social Change Model of Leadership and how it neglects to mention race, power, and oppression. The…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Social Change, Leadership
Melguizo, T.; Ching, C. D.; Ngo, F.; Harrington, D. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
Assembly Bill 705 (AB705) is one of the most ambitious reforms in California higher education to date, as it directs all community colleges in the state to maximize the number of students completing transfer-level math and English courses in one year's time. This report describes outcomes in the Los Angeles Community College District after Fall…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, State Legislation, Educational Change, Community Colleges
Berry, Sharla – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2021
Black youth are less likely to enroll in college than youth of other races. The disparity in college access, and subsequently, in degree attainment, is due to many systemic and structural factors. Information gaps about how to research, prepare for, and finance a college degree also lead to racial disparities in college access. Technology,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Barriers, College Attendance, Access to Education
Melguizo, Tatiana; Martorell, Francisco; Swanson, Elise; Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020
In 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) began a longitudinal, mixed-methods evaluation of the Thompson Scholars Learning Communities (TSLC), a comprehensive college transition program that provides students with multiple, integrated types of support. The evaluation as a whole examined whether, how, and why TSLC, as implemented at the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs, Student School Relationship, College Students
Maruco, T.; Corwin, Z.; Rocha, C.; Romero-Morales, M. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020
To address the challenges of fostering a sense of belonging and ultimately improving academic success, the University of Southern California 's (USC's) Pullias Center for Higher Education and the Get Schooled Foundation partnered with California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to create an online tool called "Toros Charge On!"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Access to Information, Educational Technology
Corwin, Zoë B.; Maruco, Tattiya; Rocha, Christine; Romero-Morales, Maria – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020
Over the last decade, practitioners in college access and success fields have responded to a rapidly evolving digital landscape by incorporating technology into outreach and service. Researchers have responded by turning attention to technology use, digital literacy, and specific technology tools, such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Financial Aid, High School Students
Corwin, Zoë B.; Maruco, Tattiya; Romero-Morales, Maria; Rocha, Christine – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020
Over the past two years, Pullias Center researchers and practitioners from the nonprofit Get Schooled have collaborated on a project designed to boost first year persistence and success at California State University, Dominguez Hills. This brief is intended to share outcomes and lessons learned from implementing the texting component of Get…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Intervention, Success
Ngo, Federick; Melguizo, Tatiana – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2020
This brief summarizes results from a study on the experience of inter-sector math misalignment (ISMM), when students who were deemed "college-ready" by high school standards were placed in developmental courses upon enrolling in a local community college. Given that racially minoritized students are more likely to be placed into…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2019
This report presents an innovative approach for higher education institutions to better support students from diverse backgrounds. It explores how colleges and universities can fulfill a student success agenda through the creation of a diverse infrastructure that enables the overall institution to effectively mobilize to serve diverse student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Success
Corwin, Zoë B.; Maruco, Tattiya – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2019
Through their work at the University of Southern California (USC) with students in a face-to-face mentoring program, the authors understood that many qualified low-income and/or first generation students were slipping through the cracks when it came time to apply to college. These were students who had done well in school and had met college…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, Access to Education
Corwin, Zoë B.; Williams, Neftalie; Maruco, Tattiya; Romero-Morales, Maria – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2019
Skateboarding, widely popular and often misunderstood, occupies a unique space in US society. Despite skateboarding's popularity little is known about the effects of skateboarding on youth and their educational and career trajectories. This report outlines the current landscape of skateboarding at this socio-historical moment in time--prior to…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Career Development, Competition, Athletics
Scott, Daniel; Dizon, Jude Paul Matias; Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2019
This report builds on work of the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, initiated in 2012, that has documented changes in the academic profession and its implications for higher education. While the Delphi Project has aimed to address specific issues--for example, by conducting and disseminating research on how faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Labor Market, Accountability, Governance
Corwin, Zoë B.; Maruco, Tattiya; Williams, Neftalie; Reichardt, Robert; Romero-Morales, Maria; Rocha, Christine; Astiazaran, Constanza – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2019
The narrative around skateboarding is changing. Educational and cultural institutions are beginning to engage with skateboarding in new ways. At the same time, skaters still thrive -- and sometimes prefer to function -- on the margins of mainstream society. Despite growing visibility and popularity, negative misconceptions regarding skateboarding…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Attitude Change, Misconceptions, Resource Allocation
Kezar, Adrianna – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
This study explored an undergraduate education initiative developed by the Association of American Universities (AAU) to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at its member institutions. The study relied on interviews, documents, and observations to examine…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, STEM Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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