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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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Rodriguez, Awilda; McGuire, Keon M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Despite policy efforts to increase Advanced Placement (AP) course-taking among Black students, gaps in AP course-taking persist. Many question whether offering more AP courses is a sufficient policy solution. However, few studies have examined the effect of course offerings on disparities within racially diverse high schools. Using national…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Racial Differences, High School Students, African American Students
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Pifer, Meghan J.; Baker, Vicki L.; Lunsford, Laura Gail – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Learning more about the role of the academic department in LACs may improve faculty selection, development, support, and retention. Knowledge based on research about other institution types cannot be assumed to be generalizable to LACs. We know little about departmental contexts of faculty work in liberal arts colleges (LACs). The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, College Faculty, Organizational Culture, Departments
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Klein, Carrie; Lester, Jaime; Rangwala, Huzefa; Johri, Aditya – Review of Higher Education, 2019
An instrumental case study was conducted at a large, public research university to understand the organizational barriers, incentives, and opportunities related to adoption of learning analytics tools by faculty members and professional advising staff. Data was culled from focus groups with six faculty and twenty-one advisors and from interview…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Decision Making, Leadership, Academic Advising
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Hunt, James M.; Tandberg, David A.; Park, Toby J. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Many critics consider public institution presidents' compensation to be excessive, while others argue the money yields a return on investment in private fundraising and state appropriations. Our study asks whether presidential compensation at public, four-year institutions is associated with increased institutional revenue from state…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Compensation (Remuneration), Salaries, Public Colleges
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