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Lynch, R. Jason; Glass, Chris R. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Student affairs professionals are often called upon to act as first-responders to students experiencing trauma, leaving them exposed to secondary traumatic stress. In this study, I used phenomenological methods supported by an arts-based research exercise to explore the experiences and meaning making processes of student affairs professionals who…
Descriptors: Caring, Trauma, Student Personnel Workers, Phenomenology
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Taylor, Leonard D., Jr. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
In this study I explored the experiences of institutional actors (e.g. administrators, faculty and staff members) responsible for student success efforts at research universities. Through Critical Discourse Analysis of interview transcripts and institutional documents, I traced how neoliberalism and other economic logics propagated through the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Data Use, Decision Making, College Faculty
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Meyer, Katharine E. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Although socioeconomic disparities in college enrollment have declined, gaps in college completion persist by income and geography. We investigate a text messaging campaign in West Virginia, which addressed informational barriers and behavioral obstacles to college persistence by providing college students with simplified information,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Written Language, Academic Achievement
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Cox, Bradley E.; Nachman, Brett Ranon; Thompson, Kerry; Dawson, Steven; Edelstein, Jeffrey A.; Breeden, Chase – Review of Higher Education, 2020
A large and growing population of students with autism is increasingly pursuing higher education. Yet, the field has a remarkably small literature base from which to glean actionable insights that might enhance postsecondary success for this population. The examination of 13,000 items published in sixteen journals over a sixteen-year period…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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DeTurk, Sara; Briscoe, Felecia – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Amid diminishing funding for higher education, public universities' practices increasingly reflect neoliberal mandates and discourses. This study examines the effects of this trend on a Hispanic-Serving Institution, whose original mission was one of access and inclusion, but which shifted to pursue "tier-one" status. Interviews with 41…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Equal Education, Intellectual Freedom, Access to Education
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Duncheon, Julia C.; Relles, Stefani R. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Dual credit coursework has become a popular strategy to bolster the college completion agenda, yet research on program implementation is scarce. This qualitative interview study uses complexity theory to investigate how 103 teachers enacted dual credit at eight high schools partnered with a community college system in Texas. Findings demonstrate…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Program Implementation, College School Cooperation, High Schools
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Linder, Chris; Grimes, Niah; Williams, Brittany M.; Lacy, Marvette C.; Parker, Brean'a – Review of Higher Education, 2020
We examined 10 years of scholarship about campus sexual violence from 12 social sciences databases to illuminate the trends, gaps, and possibilities in research. Using a content analysis methodology, we examined 540 articles. In this paper, we highlight the methodologies, subjects, and demographics of participants in the studies. We use a…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Abuse, College Environment, Research
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Luedke, Courtney L. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
This critical qualitative study examines the ways first-generation Students of Color (Latina/o/x, African American, Native American, and biracial) at two predominantly White institutions in the Midwest activate their college knowledge, or cultural capital, to assist youth from their communities in viewing higher education as a viable option. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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McHenry-Sorber, Erin; Swisher, Katlin – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Using a feminist geography framework, this qualitative study explores the first-year postsecondary experiences of Appalachian women through an interrogation of the ways in which they construct place and gender through their transition between two distinct geographic places: the home community and the university. A diversity of gender and place…
Descriptors: Feminism, College Freshmen, Females, Womens Education
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Renn, Kristen A. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
In this article, taken from the 2019 ASHE Presidential address, Kristen A. Renn argues that to stay relevant and also to influence the direction of postsecondary education, there must be engagement in the will to reimagine the study of higher education. She discusses the challenges and opportunities for the future bound up in the fact that higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Scholarship, Educational Theories
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Aydin, Fatma; Vera, Elizabeth – Review of Higher Education, 2020
The authors explored the relationship between subjective social class (SSC) and subjective well-being (i.e., life satisfaction, positive/negative affect) to examine whether self-esteem would mediate this relationship for 275 college students and whether such mediation would be affected by participants' critical consciousness (CC). Two elements of…
Descriptors: Social Class, Well Being, College Students, Self Esteem
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Chambers, Crystal R.; Freeman, Sydney, Jr. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
In this study, we sought to examine a growing phenomenon in academe of young full professorships, but through the lens of young Black full professors in higher education as a field of study. This study explores the experiences of seven young Black faculty who attained the rank of full professor before age 45 and whether their pathways to full were…
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Sansone, Vanessa A.; Segura, Jennifer S. Tucker – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Using discrete-time hazard models, this exploratory study responds to the need for research on student veterans. Factors predicting persistence and graduation at a public university in Texas, serving a large student veteran population in the state, are examined; student veteran transfers' outcomes are compared to those of non-veteran transfer…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Transfer Students, Academic Persistence, Graduation
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Bettencourt, Genia; Manly, Catherine A.; Kimball, Ezekiel; Wells, Ryan S. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
STEM majors offer pathways to lucrative careers but are often inaccessible to first-generation students. Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study, we conducted descriptive statistics, regression analyses, and group comparisons to examine differences between first-generation students and continuing-generation students across STEM degree,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Attainment, First Generation College Students, Academic Persistence
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Stebleton, Michael J.; Lee, Crystal K.; Diamond, Kate K. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
This qualitative study explored the experiences of 23 food insecure undergraduate students. We interviewed participants about their experiences with hunger and food access, including how food insecurity affected their daily lives. Using holistic student development as a theoretical framework, our thematic analysis of individual student interviews…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety
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