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Raj, Rishi; Maxwell, Gerri – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
The United States (U.S.) is the top destination for foreign individuals who wish to pursue higher education. Because of this trend, the U.S. has seen healthy international student enrollment in its post-secondary education system. The year 2018 however saw a decline in international education enrollment across all degree levels throughout the U.S.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Enrollment Trends
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Hawthorne, Melissa J.; Cooper, Alisha; Chavis, Katie; Burrell, Tracey; Evans, Cay – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Student success is an ongoing area of interest to educators and researchers alike. The current study seeks to expand the literature on what factors help or hinder students by examining the roles of Need for Cognition (NfC), academic motivation, and student study habits in academic success. The results indicated that NfC scores, Personal…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Positive Attitudes
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Tontz, Paul A.; Reyes, Jenna – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Veterans continue to enter the nursing landscape, diversifying the nursing workforce. However, it is unclear as to best practices for supporting these prior military, medical professionals in their academic success. At one, private, not-for-profit institution, Gasman and Arroyo's (2014) HBCU-centered student support framework was applied to the…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Achievement, Military Personnel, Veterans
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Blankenship, Dianna; Jones, Irma S. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has produced many changes in the lives of our students and families. In this article, the responses of students in criminal justice classes at a Hispanic serving institution in south Texas were collected and synthesized. The 252 responses were divided into seven frequently observed and repeated themes: jobs and job related,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Mental Health, Student Attitudes
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Hobson, Charles J.; Szostek, Jana; Griffin, Andrea – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Using recent 6-year college graduation data from the U.S. Department of Education, for the nation as a whole and the 50 states and District of Columbia, the respective graduation percentages for white and black students were compared employing the four-fifths rule for adverse impact, first proposed in the Federal Uniform Guidelines on Employee…
Descriptors: African American Students, Graduation Rate, College Graduates, White Students
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Hughes, Byron D.; Cass, Samuel H.; Uddin, Hamza; Williams, Taylor P.; Okereke, Ikenna C. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Underrepresented minority (URM) and economically disadvantaged (ED) high school students are less likely to graduate from high school or enroll in college. This institution began a structured mentorship program focusing on URM and ED students using a surgical simulation lab. The objective was to determine the effect of the mentorship program on…
Descriptors: Mentors, Surgery, Simulation, Laboratories
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Varela, Daniella G.; Desiderio, Mike F. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
COVID-19 forced a rapid and significant shift in education at all levels, but in the K-12 setting, tested the capacity and adaptability of current teachers and challenged the readiness of student teachers. Related school closures effectively terminated what research finds as the most crucial part of the teacher preparation experience: student…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Guidry, Krisandra; Field, J. Robert – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Higher enrollments mean more funding for higher education, as the new model for funding rests on tuition rather than state funding. This paper describes a format for bringing relatively small groups of high school students to campus for an educational workshop, which also serves as a recruiting event. Connecting high school students with college…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Recruitment, Workshops, College Faculty
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Chivasa, Shynet; Tapera, Julius; Kwandayi, Hardson – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
This paper presents a theoretical perspective on the importance of quality assurance in higher education and how those that are charged with the mandate to promote quality in universities can create quality consciousness across the university community. Quality is broadly defined for a general understanding of the concept and contextually defined…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Universities, Quality Assurance, Higher Education
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Varela, Daniella G.; Fedynich, LaVonne C. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
This study explores the experiences of current Pre-K through 12 teachers in South Texas school districts and their immediate need to transition from a traditional classroom setting to virtual instruction as a result of the worldwide health crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using naturalistic inquiry, this qualitative study transcribed and…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Teachers
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Jones, Irma S.; Blankenship, Dianna C. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Procrastination presents problems not only for undergraduate students, but also for undergraduate faculty, and the effects of student procrastination on academic performance is a joint concern. This two-year follow up study seeks to better understand the relationship between academic performance and the actual time of submission of assignments…
Descriptors: Time Management, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Assignments
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Galloway, Cynthia; Green, Marybeth; Arole, Al-Ameen O.; Fnu, Irfana Begum – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Creating meaningful learning environments that support university students in their early STEM courses has become a focus of interest for many universities. This research investigated an active learning environment where students used Ozobot robots to visualize complex concepts such as Metabolism, Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration in an…
Descriptors: Robotics, STEM Education, Metabolism, Teaching Methods
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Tucker, Frederick – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Deregulation of for-profit colleges led to a precipitous rise in enrollments from 1990 to 2010. Since 2010, regulation, investigations, and sanctions have led to enrollment declines in for-profit postsecondary institutions. Initially barred from receiving Title IV federal funds, in the form of Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, for-profit colleges…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Student Loan Programs
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Borrego, Ruben; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
Long-term effects associated with the use of zero-tolerance policies and lack of restorative discipline strategies used with expelled students in a local Lower Rio Grande Valley school district revealed that students' lives were impacted negatively by educators who practiced a one-size-fits-all approach to school discipline. Marginalization of…
Descriptors: Zero Tolerance Policy, Student Attitudes, Educational Change, Expulsion
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Ulferts, Gregory W.; Cannon, Nicholas J.; Howard, Terry L. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2021
This research seeks to describe the continuing predicament of R&D funding in the U.S. and to provide support for a return to higher R&D spending as a proportion of GDP to maintain American leadership in innovation. Historically, government investment has funded most foundational scientific research leading to technological advances in…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Financial Support, Scientific Research, Federal Aid
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