Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:05am
Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) was quoted in two articles at the end of July on tuition in the pandemic: one in the Washington Post and another in Education Dive.   The Post article, "Discount, Freeze or Increase? How Universities are Handling Tuition this Fall," addresses the multifaceted challenges faced by higher education institutions and share some approaches implemented across the US. "We can't talk about prices without talking about costs,"…
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 1:57pm
Kelly Rosinger (PhD 2015) is part of a research team exploring the significance of the "race unknown" reporting category. "What do we know about 'race unknown' appears as a brief in Educational Researcher's June/July 2020 issue. Drawing specifically on studies using the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Kelly Ford, Qiong Zhu and Rosinger, found that researchers often remove these responses from their investigations. Over…
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Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:08am
Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) and Amy Stich study inequalities in access to study abroad opportunities. Their latest research findings are published in The Journal of Higher Education online. For this mixed-methods study, they reviewed how institutions communicated with students about these programs and how policies and practices mitigated or perpetuated disparities in participation among diverse student populations. Read more at: https://www.…
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Fri, 06/12/2020 - 9:14am
A team of scholars with ties to the Institute "explore[s] trustees’ involvement in a qualitative comparative case study of four elite US research universities."  The paper, "How University Leaders Shape Boundaries and Behaviors: An Empirical Examination of Trustee Involvement at Elite US Research Universities," by Sondra N. Barringer, Barrett J. Taylor, Karley A. Riffe, and Sheila Slaughter appears online in Higher Education Policy this month.…
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Fri, 05/29/2020 - 1:56pm
Denisa Gandara (PhD 2016) and Amanda Rutherford find evidence that performance-based funding models lead to fewer first-generation enrollments. Their investigation of public 4-year institutions between 2001-2014 appears in Educational Researcher.  https://doi.org/10.3102%2F0013189X20927386
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Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:30pm
​Based on research for their recent book, Matthew Mayhew and Greg Wolniak (IHE) hypothesize that higher education will experience a “golden boomerang” effect among students from wealthier families.​ But students from lower-income backgrounds might change plans and pursue less expensive online programs or community colleges close to home. In a recent post to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's "Get Schooled" blog, they offer five steps…
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 3:15pm
Nathan Moore (PhD 2020) and Rachel Burns (PhD 2018) explore the extent, drivers, and means by which economic development has become a focus of public postsecondary institutions. Using event history analysis and neo-institutional and strategic action fields theoretical frameworks, they track the adoption of vice president-level positions devoted to economic development among the members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (…
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Mon, 03/09/2020 - 8:38am
Several higher education conference scheduled for this spring have canceled their physical meeting components. Those students and faculty who had made reservations and paid registrations through an approved travel authority already are instructed to cancel their travel plans, seeking refunds or vouchers from all vendors. Christina is available to answer your questions. AEFP via Zoom (March 19-21) All sessions will be accessible via Zoom. You…
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 11:32am
Megan Zahneis interviewed Tim Cain for her article "The Latest Assault on Tenure," published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 16, 2020. Zahneis profiles a tenured history professor at Centenary College, who was released in December after 19 years of teaching (12 with tenure). She explores the changes in academic norms that enable institutions to lay-off tenured faculty to prevent financial exigency rather than as a response to it…
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:31am
Erik Ness is PI of a grant from Arnold Ventures and SHEEO to investigate authorization processes of higher education institutions across the 50 states. The grant team, which includes PHD candidate Sean Baser, will evaluate the licensing and certification landscape across the nation and then examine several distinct state models in greater detail. The research builds on the white paper, released last fall by SHEEO.
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