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Gandara, Patricia; Osugi, Leiani – Thought & Action, 1994
A study examined characteristics of 40 women, 20 educationally ambitious Chicanas (receiving doctorates in the 1970s-early 1980s) and 20 receiving doctorates in the late 1980s-early 1990s. A control group of males was also studied. Differences and similarities in the two groups are noted, and the effects of tracking and mentoring are discussed.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attainment
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Zumeta, William – Thought & Action, 1996
Planning for higher education in Washington State is described, including the structure of higher education, the state board's master plan, and progress to date in implementing that plan in a context of rapid and unforeseen economic and political change. Issues discussed include tuition trends, student financial aid, and task force recommendations…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Demand
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Boase, Paul H. – Thought & Action, 1986
Ohio University's development and implementation of an early retirement incentive program is described and discussed in the context of faculty demographics and faculty attitudes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Age, College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Early Retirement
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Applegate, Jimmie R.; Henniger, Michael L. – Thought and Action, 1989
Minority student enrollment in higher education over the last decade is examined, as well as population projections into the early 21st century. Many minority youth reject the assertion that success requires a college degree, and racial prejudice and violence on campuses create an inhospitable environment for minorities. (MLW)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, College Students, Community Colleges
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Burns, Margie – Thought and Action, 1994
It is argued that colleges and universities are not, as is sometimes assumed, dominated by pressure for "political correctness." Examples of patterns in admissions and hiring practices, faculty pay, tenure, and promotion and the climate for minorities and especially women are offered as illustration of the barriers to equality in…
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Environment, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends