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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
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
Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
Higher education has long been viewed as a social elevator. The path to a higher education credential, however, is complicated for students from low-income and/or minoritized communities. This report provides a snapshot of digital tools designed to help students with college exploration, college admissions, and financial planning. To set the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Access to Education, Low Income Students
Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth; Kitchen, Joseph – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
This guide is for key external stakeholder groups (policymakers, national associations, reform groups, accreditors, foundations, government agencies, business and industry) that support change and reform of the higher education enterprise. It presents a toolkit that provides advice for external stakeholders on how to be effective partners in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Stakeholders, Guides
Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha; Corwin, Zoë B. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
Over the past six years, the Pullias Center for Higher Education has been engaged in research designed to better understand the potential of digital tools to increase access to college. Their most recent $3.2 million "First in the World" (FITW) federal grant has enabled the Center to implement and evaluate an online game-based…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Access to Education, Higher Education, Intervention
Corwin, Z.; Maruco, T.; Bernstein, S.; Galan, C.; Rocha, C. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
High schools today have a unique challenge: to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to prepare for, apply to and enroll in college--all while proving them with digital resources and skills essential for the 21st century. This guide by the Pullias Center's Digital Equity in Education team provides a general overview of what a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Information Sources, College Applicants, College Attendance
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
Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2017
This report discusses the findings from a three-year study of the California State University STEM Collaboratives project, funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust. The project selected eight CSU campuses to rethink the ways in which they support first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority students in science, technology,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Success, Disproportionate Representation
Posselt, Julie; Venegas, Kristan; Ward, James Dean; Hernandez, Theresa; DePaola, Thomas – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2017
The federal government's role in supporting higher education touches nearly every aspect of the work performed by American colleges and universities. Federal authorities control an immense amount of public resources that are used to strategically exert influence across a complex and differentiated postsecondary system. This report is intended to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Sex Fairness
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
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