Wed, 12/23/2020 - 7:57am
Associate professor Greg Wolniak co-authored a chapter for Responsibility of Higher Education Systems: What, How, Why? (Brill, 2020). Along with Marjolein Muskens and Lex Borghans, Woliank expands on his work on career and personal well-being outcomes associated with "undermatching" in the United States. Undermatching occurs when students attend higher education institutions that are less selective than their academic potential would…
Fri, 12/18/2020 - 3:50pm
Associate Professor Timothy Reese Cain examines two sit-ins at the University of Georgia in a paper published in the November 2020 issue of History of Education Quarterly. Cain co-authored the piece with UGA Honors College graduate Rachael Dier. They focus on tactics and reactions to internally-focused activism at the University of Georgia to uncover work of women's rights activists between 1968 and 1972. In "Protests and Pushback: Women's…
Mon, 12/14/2020 - 9:49am
Sarah Burman, Matthew Gregory and Greg Wolniak assessed Paul Tough's The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us (2019) in a review published in Teacher's College Record. While acknowledging the power of the vignettes and personal experiences woven through the book, the authors invite Tough to lean more into the scholar research to support his anecdotes and to recognize more of the promising programs around the country.  They…
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 8:56am
Greg Wolniak is co-author of a chapter assessing current research on the growth of female student success in higher education. In “Unpacking the ‘Female Advantage’ in the Career and Economic Impacts of College,” part of The Wiley Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education​ (2021), Tiffani M. Williams and Wolniak seek to uncover why the gender gap persist sin the labor market given the female advantage in higher education. The authors critique…
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:37am
An eighteen-month study of the economic impact of advanced degrees led by Charles Knapp, Greg Wolniak, and Jeff Humphreys estimates the actual value to the economic health of the state of higher education degrees among the population.  The Selig Center of Economic Development, part of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, released a paper based on the grant-funded study. Humphreys, co-PI and the director of the Selig Center…
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 9:49am
Karen Webber and co-editor Henry Zheng led a recent AIR Knowledge Exchange Event to share information from their book, Big Data on Campus: Data Analytics and Decision Making in Higher Education. The panel presentation aired on Tuesday, November 24 from 3-4pm. Christine Keller, executive director & CEO of the Association for Institutional Research moderated the event. Check out more opportunities to view Knowledge Exchange events at: https://…
Mon, 11/02/2020 - 12:08pm
Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) and co-author Amy Li investigate Promise programs in an paper published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Their article, “Promise for Whom? ‘Free-College’ Programs and Enrollments by Race and Gender Classifications at Public, 2-Year Colleges” tracks the effectiveness of 33 different programs on first-time college students by race/ethnicity and gender. They define Promise programs broadly as effort to “award…
Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:55am
Ashley Clayton (IHE Postdoc 2016-2017) and co-author Paul Umbach evaluate the effectiveness of North Carolina's college access campaign in increasing the overall number of applications submitted to the state's postsecondary institutions and low-income student enrollment figures. North Carolina was an early sponsor of state-wide campaigns to encourage applications and one of the few states that removes application fees for during the campaign.…
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:43am
Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) and Sosanya Jones investigate how policymakers use discursive strategies in advocating higher education policy in "Who Deserves Benefits in Higher Education?: A Policy Discourse Analysis of a Process Surrounding Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act." The paper appears in the fall 2020 issue of Review of Higher Education. Using the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform (…
Tue, 10/20/2020 - 11:18am
A research paper by Tim Cain appears in the fall 2020 issue of Review of Higher Education. In "Collective Bargaining and Committee A: Five Decades of Unionism and Academic Freedom," Cain uses 50 years of reports by the American Association of University Professors’ Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure to unravel the complicated relationship between unionization and academic freedom on college campuses. Cain writes, "[T]his study speaks to…