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Arum, Richard; Roksa, Josipa; Cho, Esther – Social Science Research Council, 2011
The authors have systematically investigated the state of undergraduate learning in contemporary colleges and universities. Following several thousand traditional-age students as they enrolled in coursework from Fall 2005 to Spring 2009, across a wide range of four-year colleges and universities, the authors found a set of conditions suggesting…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Study, Educational Indicators, College Outcomes Assessment
Stevens, Mitchell L.; Miller-Idriss, Cynthia – Social Science Research Council, 2009
Despite wide consensus among higher education leaders that U.S. universities are undergoing a process of "globalization," there is little agreement about just what globalization means, what propels it, or what intellectual, political, and ethical consequences it will bring for American higher education. There is little systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Higher Education, Global Approach
Arum, Richard; Roksa, Josipa – Social Science Research Council, 2008
This research emerged from the Social Science Research Council's collaborative partnership with the Pathways for College Network, with technical assistance in data collection provided by the Council for Aid to Education. The project has followed over 2,300 students at 24 institutions over time to examine what factors are associated with learning…
Descriptors: Learning, Higher Education, Critical Thinking, Logical Thinking
Social Science Research Council, 2004
In the fall of 2003 the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) established a project entitled "Transitions to College: From Theory to Practice." This project focuses on postsecondary transition and retention successes and failures associated with America's disadvantaged youth. Lumina Foundation for Education is providing support for this effort.…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Disadvantaged Youth
Whitaker, Beth Elise – Social Science Research Council, 2004
This report, the most recent of several SSRC projects related to knowledge production, research networks and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa, concerns the state of collaboration between U.S. and South African higher education institutions around social science research and other areas linked to the extraordinary changes that have (and are)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Science Research, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation