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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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Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Armstrong, Megan; Johnson, Brianne – Review of Higher Education, 2020
In this qualitative, multiple-case study, we explored 30 students' experiences across three social justice living-learning communities (LLC) to understand their conception of social justice and LLC involvement. Moreover, we examined the community elements that advanced these outcomes. Despite similar goals across communities, students demonstrated…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Communities of Practice, Living Learning Centers, Student Participation
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Blanco, Gerardo Luu; Metcalfe, Amy Scott – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Stratification and status competition are prevalent dynamics. This study explores the construction of legitimacy among some of the most prestigious higher education institutions in North America by analyzing the use of quality emblems (e.g., symbols associated with accreditation or rankings) on institutional websites among members of the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Visual Aids
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Tucker, Kathryn; Sharp, Gwen; Qingmin, Shi; Scinta, Tony; Thanki, Sandip – Review of Higher Education, 2020
This study investigated how an embedded peer support model that integrates non-cognitive principles, academic support, and peer mentoring affected students' success in completing gateway first-year courses as well as key measures such as retention at a Hispanic- and Minority-Serving Institution. The results show that the program had a…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods, Mentors, Hispanic American Students
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Clay, Joy A.; Pederson, Anna C.; Seebeck, Jessica; Simmons, Catherine A. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Sexual assault is a pervasive problem on university and college campuses. Although not a new problem, media and political attention has placed renewed pressure on institutions of higher education to prevent and respond to campus sexual assault. To be effective, policies and procedures need to fit with the contextual and administrative realities of…
Descriptors: Rape, Campuses, College Administration, Prevention
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Schudde, Lauren – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study uses nationally representative longitudinal data and propensity score modeling to evaluate the effects of first-year engagement experiences at community college--including social and academic contact with faculty and participation in study groups and clubs--on achievement, persistence, degree attainment, and vertical transfer. Speaking…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Kortegast, Carrie; McCann, Kristin; Branch, Katie; Latz, Amanda O.; Kelly, Bridget Turner; Linder, Chris – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Incorporating visual methods and representations into research opens possibilities for deeper understandings of how individuals experience institutions of higher education. Written and spoken words and numerical data are necessary in research but may be insufficient in developing new understandings of the social world. Participant-generated visual…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Price, Monica Hatfield – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This study expands our understanding of how groups influence the higher education policy process through strategic policy narratives. As the number and diversity of interest groups attempting to influence the policy making process in higher education increases, the importance of considering how those interest groups strategically construct and use…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
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Kearney, Kerri S.; Naifeh, Zeak; Hammer, Tonya; Cain, Abby – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This exploratory, qualitative, multi-case study sought to understand, from the perspective of successful foster alumni college students, the role and influence of family members. Sampling was purposeful; criteria required participants were in out-of-home placement at age 13 or older. Participants included eight successful, self-identified foster…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Alumni, College Graduates, Family Role
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Wang, Xueli; Lee, Seo Young – Review of Higher Education, 2019
We investigated the psychometric properties of six latent factors in a new survey instrument measuring factors related to transfer in STEM from 2-year to 4-year institutions: initial attitudes toward math, initial attitudes toward science, self-efficacy in math, self-efficacy in science, active learning, and transfer-oriented interaction. We…
Descriptors: Surveys, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, STEM Education
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Taylor, Jason L.; Giani, Matt – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of receiving an associate's degree via reverse credit transfer on retention and bachelor's degree attainment for students in Hawaii and Minnesota who transferred from a community college to a university before earning an associate's degree. Results showed mostly positive evidence with some…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Bachelors Degrees
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Starcke, Matthew; Porter, Stephen R. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Recent scholarly work indicates Black students in K-12 are significantly more likely to be suspended or expelled than their White peers. However, little empirical work exists in the post-secondary environment, raising questions about the discrimination Black students encounter in the university student conduct process. This study explored racial…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Vignettes, Marijuana, African American Students
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