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Social Media in Higher Education

Social Media in Higher Education Author Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon
ISBN-10 9781119336266
Release 2016-09-14
Pages 144
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Social media is central to postsecondary education. It is how students engage with the campus community, and campus leaders and practitioners are interested in how an institution can employ social media to impact instruction, student services and institutional effectiveness in an increasingly competitive market. This volume presents the current research and scholarship on social media that provides a view of the higher education landscape in this new digital age and it demonstrates how social media influence behavior and campus culture. Drawing on a critical synthesis and analysis from recent research on this rapidly evolving phenomenon, this monograph examines: some of the assumptions and presumptions around social media, how social media is used and how it shapes the student experience and student development, and best practices for enhancing curricular and co-curricular communities of practice. This is the 5th issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Racism and Racial Equity in Higher Education

Racism and Racial Equity in Higher Education Author Samuel D. Museus
ISBN-10 9781119212942
Release 2015-12-30
Pages 128
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What does it means to work toward racial equity in higher education in the 21st century? This monograph answers just that with a synthesis of theory, research, and evidence that illuminate the ways in which racism shapes higher education systems and the experiences of people who navigate them. Higher education leaders must move beyond vague notions of diversity and do the difficult work of pursuing systemic transformation and creating more inclusive environments in which racially diverse populations can thrive. Such work necessitates a deep understanding of the historic and contemporary role of racism in shaping postsecondary access and opportunity. This work will be of interest to those who recognize how advancing racial equity benefits all members of the campus community and larger society. This is the 1st issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle Research Propositions and Recommendations

Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle  Research  Propositions  and Recommendations Author George D. Kuh
ISBN-10 9781118209561
Release 2011-10-13
Pages 200
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Creating the conditions that foster student success in college has never been more important. As many as four-fifths of high school graduates need some form of postsecondary education to be economically self-sufficient and manage the increasingly complex social, political, and cultural issues of the 21st century. But about 40 percent of those who start college fail to earn a degree within 6 or 8 years, an unacceptably low number. This report examines the complicated array of social, economic, cultural and educational factors related to student success in college, defined as academic achievement, engagement in educationally purposeful activities, satisfaction, acquisition of desired knowledge, skills and competencies, persistence, and attainment of educational objectives. Although the trajectory for academic success in college is established long before students matriculate, most institutions can do more than they are at present to shape how students prepared for college and they they engage in productive activities after they arrive. This is the 5th issue of the 32nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Public Policy and Higher Education Strategies for Framing a Research Agenda

Public Policy and Higher Education  Strategies for Framing a Research Agenda Author Nicholas W Hillman
ISBN-10 9781119067818
Release 2015-03-16
Pages 112
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Conducting "policy relevant" research remains one of the more elusive quests facing higher education scholars. Yet, it is one of the most important since evidence-based policymaking results in better public policy decisions. But how can this be done? What are some promising practices to help make academic scholarship more policy relevant? This monograph provides strategies that--when addressed--should improve the chances of study becoming relevant to policy audiences. It provides: practical examples, theoretical perspectives, discussions of key stakeholders, and promising research strategies for framing work in policy relevant ways. By being more intentional about the policy relevance of our work and connecting research with emerging policy debates, we can increase the likelihood that future policy solutions will be evidence-based and informed by the most recent and rigorous research in our field. Graduate students and faculty members conducting research in any area within the field of higher education can benefit from this monograph



Rethinking Cultural Competence in Higher Education An Ecological Framework for Student Development ASHE Higher Education Report Volume 42 Number 4

Rethinking Cultural Competence in Higher Education  An Ecological Framework for Student Development  ASHE Higher Education Report  Volume 42  Number 4 Author Edna Chun
ISBN-10 9781119295341
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 176
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Take a holistic look at an intentional educational ecosystem that builds cultural competence, a critical skill college graduates need for careers and citizenship in a diverse global society. This monograph unpacks the multilayered meanings of cultural competence and offers a term, “diversity competence,” that is more consistent with the broad spectrum of diversity learning outcomes that occur on campus. Drawing on the findings of a survey of recent college graduates now working as professionals, the monograph offers: leading-edge, integrative models that bring together the multidimensional components of the learning environment including curricular, co-curricular, and service learning, research-based factors contributing to a campus environment that encourages cultural competence, in-depth assessment and analysis of best practices, and concrete recommendations that offer a transformative pathway to the attainment of diversity competence in the undergraduate experience. This is the fourth issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Mentoring Undergraduate Students

Mentoring Undergraduate Students Author Gloria Crisp
ISBN-10 9781119382324
Release 2017-01-25
Pages 120
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Take a critical look at the theory and recent empirical research specific to mentoring undergraduate students. This monograph: Explains how mentoring has been defined and conceptualized by scholars to date, Considers how recent mentoring scholarship has begun to distinguish mentoring from other developmental relationships, Synthesizes recent empirical findings, Describes prevalent types of formalized programs under which mentoring relationships are situated, and Reviews existing and emerging theoretical frameworks. This monograph also identifies empirical and theoretical questions and presents research to better understand the role of mentoring in promoting social justice and equity. Presenting recommendations for developing, implementing and evaluating formal mentoring programs, it concludes with an integrated conceptual framework to explain best-practice conditions and characteristics for these programs. This is the first issue of the 43rd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Parent and Family Engagement in Higher Education

Parent and Family Engagement in Higher Education Author Judy Marquez Kiyama
ISBN-10 9781119205623
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 112
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Gain a comprehensive understanding of the role that parents and families play in college students’ lives through their involvement starting with K–12, moving through the transition to college, and then focusing on the college experience itself. The authors broaden the conversation to reflect the actual and diverse array of parents and families that play vital roles in students’ collegiate experiences. Particular attention is paid to: diverse families, including students of color, first-generation college students, and low-income students, an agenda for more inclusive research, theories, and practices with the goal of broadening the conversation to reflect the diverse array of parent and family engagement, and standards, models, and best practices that might be applied more broadly and modified as needed. As a whole, this volume offers an expanded way of thinking about how higher education understands, engages, and serves the needs of parents and families. This is the 6th issue of the 41st volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



On the Fast Track Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Dual Credit ASHE Higher Education Report Volume 42 Number 3

On the Fast Track  Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Dual Credit  ASHE Higher Education Report  Volume 42  Number 3 Author Barbara F. Tobolowsky
ISBN-10 9781119275428
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 120
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The dual-credit curricular initiative offers high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credits simultaneously without taking a standardized test to acquire the credit. The courses are purported to introduce students to a more rigorous curriculum in high school and save them time and money in their pursuit of college degrees. Dual credit programs have grown rapidly, and this monograph provides a synthesis of: • the scholarly literature on dual credit offered at high school and a variety of postsecondary settings; • underrepresented students’ experiences with the course(s), and • suggestions for future research and drivers that will influence its development. Originally, these initiatives focused on high-achieving students, but additional models have emerged that expand the benefits to lower- and middle-achieving students as well. This is the third issue of the 42nd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education

Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education Author Michael Harris
ISBN-10 9781118817858
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 152
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Institutional diversity serves as one of the fundamental hallmarks of American higher education. After a long history of support for many institutional types, the past 40 years have seen a decline in institutional variety. Through a discussion of history, theoretical contexts, and causes of homogenization, this monograph examines how higher education policymakers and leaders can strengthen institutional mission and preserve the benefits of institutional diversity. Higher education needs to serve a variety of functions for students, from liberal arts education to vocational training programs. No single institution or institutional type can adequately fulfill all of these roles, and this monograph considers the rewards and challenges of maintaining a healthy, beneficial diversity. It also covers the roles, purposes, trials, and benefits of institutional diversity. It provides practical examples and theoretical perspectives useful in understanding the complexities of higher education systems and the external pressures faced by colleges and universities that challenge institutional mission and threaten institutional diversity and its well-established benefits for students and society. This is the third issue of the 39th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



Understanding and Reducing College Student Departure

Understanding and Reducing College Student Departure Author John M. Braxton
ISBN-10 9781118216613
Release 2011-10-07
Pages 128
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Student departure is a long-standing problem to colleges and universities. Approximately 45 percent of students enrolled in two-year colleges depart during their first year, and approximately one out of four students departs from a four-year college or university. The authors advance a serious revision of Tinto's popular interactionalist theory to account for student departure, and they postulate a theory of student departure in commuter colleges and universities. This volume delves into the literature to describe exemplary campus-based programs designed to reduce student departure. It emphasizes the importance of addressing student departure through a multidisciplinary approach, engaging the whole campus. It proposes new models for nonresidential students and students from diverse backgrounds, and suggests directions for further research. Academic and student affairs administrators seeking research-based approaches to understanding and reducing student departure will profit from reading this volume. Scholars of the college student experience will also find it valuable in defining new thrusts in research on the student departure process.



Women s Status in Higher Education Equity Matters

Women s Status in Higher Education  Equity Matters Author Elizabeth J. Allan
ISBN-10 9781118073346
Release 2011-04-12
Pages 152
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Women s Status in Higher Education Equity Matters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Women s Status in Higher Education Equity Matters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Women s Status in Higher Education Equity Matters book for free.



Critical Race Theory in Higher Education 20 Years of Theoretical and Research Innovations

Critical Race Theory in Higher Education  20 Years of Theoretical and Research Innovations Author Dorian L. McCoy
ISBN-10 9781119112037
Release 2015-04-22
Pages 136
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Critical race theory (CRT) was introduced in 1995 and for almost twenty years, the theory has been used as a tool to examine People of Color’s experiences with racism in higher education. This monograph reviews the critical race literature with a focus on race and racism’s continued role and presence in higher education, including: • legal studies and history, • methodology and student development theory, • the use of storytelling and counterstories, and • the types of and research on microaggressions. The goal of the editors is to illuminate CRT as a theoretical framework, analytical tool, and research methodology in higher education. As part of critical race theory, scholars and educators are called upon to extend their commitment to social justice and to the eradication of racism and other forms of oppression. This is the 3rd issue of the 41st volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.



The American Academic Profession

The American Academic Profession Author Joseph C. Hermanowicz
ISBN-10 9781421402543
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 392
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A comprehensive analysis of the significant questions facing this crucial profession, The American Academic Profession will be welcomed by students and scholars as well as by administrators and policy makers concerned with the future of the academy.



Technology and Engagement

Technology and Engagement Author Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon
ISBN-10 9780813594231
Release 2018-02-15
Pages 208
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Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, as well as engage more with social and academic programs at their university. This ‘ecology of transition’ was important in keeping the students focused on why they were in college, and helped them become more integrated into the university setting. By showing the gains in campus capital these first-generation college students obtained through social media, the authors offer concrete suggestions for how other universities and college-retention programs can utilize the findings to increase their own retention of first-generation college students.



The Ethics of Cultural Competence in Higher Education

The Ethics of Cultural Competence in Higher Education Author Beverly A. Burnell
ISBN-10 9781482206791
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 214
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This new book presents both research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-design) and conceptual chapters about the ethical factors to be considered in teaching, administration, and professional practice in higher education settings. The book includes recent research-based ideas in the field of higher education. Topics include cultural competencies for higher education faculty, professionals, and administrators, such as use of language in communicating concepts to students for whom English is not a first language, avoiding imposition of bias, encouraging exposition of perspective, and ethical practices for professionals working with the diverse environments and populations in higher education settings. This work is particularly important since becoming informed on the latest approaches and ideologies is an essential component of both professional preparation and continuing professional development of faculty, professionals, and administrators in higher education. Currently, education practitioners struggle with finding time for professional development and ways to inform themselves of the latest research. This volume will help education practitioners keep abreast of the most important recent research. As college student populations and environments continually change, so must the practices of the professionals who work with them. This volume highlights some of the most recent practices and perspectives in ethics and cultural competence for all college and university personnel. This volume is unique and valuable because other books have addressed culturally competent ethical practices for discrete professions within higher education, no single work has a collection of writings about ethical and culturally competent practices for a variety of the professions in higher education.



The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement A Critical Analysis of Research 1996 2013

The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement  A Critical Analysis of Research  1996   2013 Author J. Patrick Biddix
ISBN-10 9781118866979
Release 2014-02-20
Pages 176
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The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement A Critical Analysis of Research 1996 2013 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement A Critical Analysis of Research 1996 2013 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement A Critical Analysis of Research 1996 2013 book for free.



Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education

Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education Author Ronald E. Hallett
ISBN-10 9781119482437
Release 2017-12-22
Pages 136
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Both colleges and policymakers recognize the importance of supporting students experiencing homelessness in higher education. The challenges involve both addressing issues of college access as well as developing strategies to support retention and degree completion once enrolled. This volume explores how homelessness intersects most social issues that marginalize individuals and negatively influence postsecondary completion, including poverty, foster care, and LGBTQ+ discrimination. As becomes evident, students experiencing homelessness should be considered in conversations about equity and access. For these students, completing some form of degree or certification beyond high school is a vital step in achieving future stability. Topics covered include: how residential experiences influence educational engagement and retention an overview of research related to housing insecurity in higher education federal and state policies related to homelessness in higher education a trauma-informed care approach to this issue an approach to understanding and studying housing insecurity among students ideas that will be necessary for policy and program development.