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by Mary Harrison Marybeth Gasman and Rebecca Perdomo (PhD, 2019) released a report, Achieving Equity: A Toolkit for Racially Inclusive Faculty Hiring, aimed at making hiring processes within higher education more inclusive and equitable. In the report, published by the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, Gasman and Perdomo cite the persistent lack of proportional…
by Mary Harrison Rebecca Perdomo (PhD, 2019) and Rodrigo Guajardo (PhD student) released a report titled, "Caring or Capitalizing: How HSIs Leverage Title V Funds" through the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Perdomo and Guajardo explored Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) prioritization of funds and programs towards Latinx students by investigating two questions…
We’re kicking off our month of Graduate Assistantship spotlights with Renni Turpin, who currently serves as a graduate assistant in the UGA Fanning Institute for Leadership Development with Embark Georgia. Embark Georgia supports students who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness to improve their access, retention, and success in postsecondary education. Working with Embark Georgia has given Renni the opportunity to apply her academic…
by Mary Harrison Michael T. Nietzel and Charles M. Ambrose (MIHE EdD, 1989) provided an overview of their new book entitled Colleges on the Brink: The Case for Financial Exigency, in Inside Higher Ed. Nietzel and Ambrose write that the higher education sector is navigating terrain made more difficult by "a prolonged stretch of sinking enrollments, a global pandemic, uncertainties in state funding, a public increasingly skeptical of their value…
Kate Maine (Ed.D. 2019) was named as the inaugural vice president for marketing, communications and workforce development in a position shared between Dalton State University and Georgia Highlands College. Dalton State President John Fuchko III said, "Dr. Maine is an experienced higher education professional who understands the importance of Dalton State to our region, and I am very excited to have her join the college." Maine had previously…
by Jewel Caruso Karen Webber, McBee professor emeritus and past president of Association for Institutional Research, served as special guest editor for The AIR: Professional File Fall 2023 volume along with Henry Zheng.  The volume includes four articles on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics. Webber and Zheng write in their preface that in the work they briefly describe some of the key factors that…
by Jewel Caruso Paul Rubin (PhD 2017), Barrett Taylor (PhD 2012), and Brendan Cantwell (former McBee postdoc) contributed to a recent article in Inside Higher Ed by Ryan Quinn, "Are Professors Really Fleeing Universities in Red States?" In the article, Quinn addresses news articles that have "raised alarms" that waves of faculty members are fleeing red states. Some observers had speculated that right-wing pressure has led to "Southern…
The Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core graduate-level courses, advises and mentor doctoral students in their studies and research, develop an. emerging national reputations in their research field, pursue an active program of funded research, and participate…
by Jewel Caruso An article by Hee Jung Gong (PhD 2021) and Robert Toutkoushian, McBee associate director, appears in the Educational Policy January 2024 issue. Their article, titled "High School Students' Expectations and College Aspirations: Causes and Consequences," explores the factors that influence high school students' educational aspirations and expectations and the impact on student enrollment in postsecondary.  The…
This position is responsible for managing IT core infrastructure and functional processes and maintaining additional security measures and proactively engages in project management/coordination for the McBee Institute of Higher Education faculty, staff, advisers, and students.  Visit here to see full posting 

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