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Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:37pm
by Jewel Caruso Gregory Wolniak, associate professor at the McBee Institute, explores social exclusion in the arts with Amy Whitaker, assistant professor of visual art representation at NYU Steinhardt. In their article, "Social exclusion in the Arts: The dynamics of social and economic mobility across three decades of undergraduate arts alumni in the United States," they highlight the acute diversity disparities in outcomes that persist among…
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 8:39am
by Jewel Caruso Tim Cain, professor, co-authors the article "The queer student affairs career of Stephen Lenton, 1970-1980," with Michael Hevel. They extensively examined and drew from Lenton's papers to reconstruct his LGBTQIA+ advocacy when he was a student affairs professional at Virginia Commonwealth University. The authors break new ground in capturing the perspective of an early advocate, and openly gay university employee, at a pivotal…
Tue, 07/26/2022 - 9:47am
by Jewel Caruso Heidi Leming (PhD 2013) authored a chapter in the recently released book Delivering on the Promise of high-Impact Practices: Research and Models for Achieving equity, Fidelity, Impact and Scale. The book specifically explores the Tennessee's Board of Regents (TBR) System's work with high impact practices (HIPs). Leming's chapter, titled "Supporting Tennessee's Completion Agenda: High Impact Practices," shares TBR's vision to use…
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 11:02am
by Jewel Caruso Associate professor Greg Wolniak co-authored an article that appears online in Research in Higher Education. The article, "The Long-Term Role of Undergraduate Experiences: Predicting Intellectual and Civic Outcomes," was written in collaboration with Nicholas Bowman, Tricia Seifert, Kathleen Wise, and Charles Blaich. Along with Wolniak, they explored the connection between college experiences and post-college outcomes. Their…
Wed, 07/13/2022 - 9:59am
by Jewel Caruso Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) announced her latest publication in the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education which was co-written with Heidi Fischer of Old Dominion University. The article, "Pandemic Repercussions: The Future of International Education at US Community Colleges", explores the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic that can help community colleges better support international students well into the…
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:11am
by Jewel Caruso James Hearn and Jarrett Warshaw's (PhD 2016) latest TIAA (The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association) Institute report, "The pandemic and access-oriented private nonprofit colleges" was highlighted in an article on Inside Higher Ed. Access-oriented colleges have less selective acceptance rates and a wide range of test scores. This study seeks to answer the question, "How would underrepresented populations dare in the context…
Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:18pm
by Jewel Caruso On June 20th, Dr. Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) tweeted an announcement of her latest publication in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. "Who enrolls in internationalized courses? An exploration of at-home access at one community college" is available on APA PsychNet's website. Whatley says her publication "adopts an equity-focused lens to study community college participation in internationalized coursework and study…
Thu, 05/05/2022 - 4:08pm
Melissa Whatley's quip on Twitter is representative of the humor and approachability that she brings to quantitative analysis. She writes, "when I was in the first grade all I wanted to do was be an author. I’m not sure a quant methods textbook is what 5-year-old me had in mind, but maybe this will do." Congratulations to MIHE PhD Melissa Whatley on the release of her new textbook on quantitative research by Springer. Her book, Introduction to…
Tue, 05/03/2022 - 1:28pm
by Larissa Lozano Courtney Cullen, a PhD Student at the Institute of Higher Education, examines the impacts of academic integrity policies on student behavior and why education-based policies are more effective in preventing academic dishonesty in comparison to punishment-based policies. Her findings appear in the Journal of College and Character. With research based on cognitive moral development theory, Cullen finds that the best way to…
Fri, 04/22/2022 - 11:28am
by Larissa Lozano Although there is substantial writing by academics from working-class backgrounds, there is little research on the relationship between social class and positions in academia.  To address this gap in research, Karly Riffe (MIHE PhD 2018), Meghan Pifer, Jacob Hartz, and Maria Ibarra gathered narratives from over 200 working-class academics (WCA) to understand how they contribute to student goals and development. Their findings…

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