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Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2017
Soon after the election of Donald J. Trump as President-elect of the United States, many faculty, students, and staff throughout the country campaigned to have their campuses designated as "sanctuaries." Although the concept of a sanctuary dates to the ancient Greek and Roman empires, it has special historical significance for the United…
Descriptors: Universities, Undocumented Immigrants, Educational Environment, Politics of Education
Venegas, Kristan; Cadena, Michelle; Galan, Carlos; Park, Elizabeth; Astudillo, Samantha; Avilez, Arely Acuña; Ward, James D.; Lanford, Michael; Tierney, William G. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2017
Recent federal immigration policy has focused on individuals who were brought to the U.S. by their guardians. In June 2012, former President Barack Obama signed an executive order to implement Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, widely known as DACA. DACA is organized to allow individuals who came to this country as children with an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Immigration, Undocumented Immigrants, Public Policy
Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya; Tierney, William G. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2015
Germany is one of a handful of Western European nations (including Austria and the Netherlands) that maintains a highly-differentiated educational system in which secondary level students are sorted into different schools on the basis on their perceived scholastic abilities. Despite the numerous political and cultural shifts in Germany over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Career Education, Educational Finance
Kezar, Adrianna; Gehrke, Sean – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2015
This mixed-methods study examined four STEM communities (BioQUEST, Project Kaleidoscope, the POGIL Project, and SENCER) in order to better understand the roles of these communities in advancing the goals of scaling STEM education reform. The project explored three key questions: (1) How do members and leaders of communities of practice (CoPs1)…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, STEM Education, Communities of Practice, Attitude Measures
Lanford, Michael; Tierney, William G. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2015
Traditionally, the purpose of education in the United States has been conceived broadly, encompassing several goals, such as equity, civic participation, "whole-person" development, aesthetic appreciation, and greater cultural awareness. The renewed focus on equipping students with marketable skills is both a response to the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, Educational History, Educational Trends
Tierney, William G. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2014
In the 21st century world-class universities will need to be much more focused on innovation, rather than on stability and standardization. An innovative organization is different from a stable one. It requires different skills from its participants, and it functions in a different way from a stable organization. A focus on innovation will…
Descriptors: Innovation, Educational Development, Universities, Recognition (Achievement)
Relles, Stefani R.; Tierney, William G. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2014
Students who graduate from high school who are college-ready are more likely to graduate than those who are not college-ready. The need for remediation on college campuses burdens both students and institutions with financial and opportunity costs that at best delay, and at worst impede graduation rates. At a time when workforce preparation skills…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, College Readiness, College Bound Students, Low Income Groups
Tierney, William G.; Rodriguez, Bryan A. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2014
The value of education has rarely been disputed in the United States. The importance of education has been so critical to the country's well-being that elementary and secondary education has been a free public good and postsecondary education has been heavily subsidized through grants to public institutions and to students. In this report, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Change, Educational Trends
Tierney, William G.; Garcia, Lisa D. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2014
Many high school students are eligible for college but they do not go, or they attend a less demanding postsecondary institution. Their problems are twofold--either (1) they lack the counseling and support structures necessary to apply to college, or (2) they lack the counseling and support structures that enable them to apply to the kind of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Mentors, Educational Counseling
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
It is important for administrators, faculty, and policy makers to understand and consider how policies commonly associated with non-tenure-track faculty roles and working environments impact student learning. Many policies impede the ability of faculty to provide effective instruction that is aligned with departmental and institutional goals for…
Descriptors: Tenure, Outcomes of Education, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
The nature of the American academic workforce has fundamentally shifted over the past several decades. Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, the professoriate is now comprised of mostly non-tenure-track faculty. In 1969, tenured and tenure-track positions made up approximately 78.3% of the faculty and…
Descriptors: Tenure, Unions, Part Time Faculty, Public Colleges
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
The nature of the American academic workforce has fundamentally shifted over the past several decades. Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, more than two-thirds of the professoriate in non-profit postsecondary education is now comprised of non-tenure-track faculty. New hires across all institutional types are now…
Descriptors: Tenure, Outcomes of Education, Interaction, Educational Environment
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
It is important to understand existing research on the connections between non-tenure-track faculty and student learning and to continue to research these issues. Although working conditions vary across the academy and even within a single institution, many faculty--particularly part-timers--are not permitted to contribute to curriculum planning…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Tenure, College Instruction
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2012
The nature of the American academic workforce has fundamentally shifted over the past several decades. Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, more than two-thirds of the professoriate in non-profit postsecondary education is now comprised of non-tenure-track faculty. New hires across all institutional types are now…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Community Colleges, Higher Education