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University Community Engagement And Its Effect On University Brand Image, Lina Shi May 2020

University Community Engagement And Its Effect On University Brand Image, Lina Shi

Joseph Wharton Scholars

With rising competition between universities in recent years, higher education institutions face increasing pressure to establish a positive brand image among students, faculty, and other university stakeholders for a competitive advantage. While there have been numerous studies showing how corporations’ brand images have been positively affected by corporate social responsibility initiatives, there are few that establish the effect of university community engagement on university brand image. This study uses a mixed-methods approach involving a secondary data analysis, a case study that includes interviews with administrators on the University of Pennsylvania and the Netter Center’s community engagement endeavors and branding ...


What's Next For Career Services: Increasing Well-Being And Preparing Students For The Future Of Work, Allyson M. Dhindsa Aug 2019

What's Next For Career Services: Increasing Well-Being And Preparing Students For The Future Of Work, Allyson M. Dhindsa

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

With the world of work becoming increasingly complex and uncertain, career services at colleges and universities is having a hard time keeping up. The delivery of career services has typically evolved in reaction to shifts in societal and economic norms; however, this paper suggests that the theories and research of positive psychology – the study of what makes life worth living – can offer career services a proactive approach to improve upon the current delivery model and its impact on student well-being. While it is clear that occupational well-being is central to the satisfaction of college students with 86% citing job placement ...


Either Perfect Or Meaningful: Identity Development, Perfectionism, And Emerging Adults’ Search For Meaning In Selective Higher Education Institutions, Elizabeth M. Sutton Aug 2019

Either Perfect Or Meaningful: Identity Development, Perfectionism, And Emerging Adults’ Search For Meaning In Selective Higher Education Institutions, Elizabeth M. Sutton

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Emerging adulthood is a time for young people to both develop their identity and decide what constitutes a meaningful life. Selective undergraduate institutions are ideally positioned to facilitate this development, providing space and resources for exploration and reflection. At the same time, the levels of psychological distress experienced by modern college students, particularly in selective institutions, has attracted growing attention and concern. Specifically, growing levels of perfectionism have been identified in both data and students’ narratives of life on campus. Selective colleges and universities have developed a variety wellness programs and centers, many of which are grounded in the research ...


The Role And Contribution Of Academic Researchers In Congressional Hearings: A Critical Discourse Analysis, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, Daniel C. Kent Feb 2019

The Role And Contribution Of Academic Researchers In Congressional Hearings: A Critical Discourse Analysis, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, Daniel C. Kent

GSE Publications

This study uses critical discourse analysis to explain how legislators determine the role and contributions of academic researchers in Congressional legislative hearings. The discursive practices that legislators use serve to construct the social identity of academic witnesses, characterize witnesses’ qualifications, solicit information from witnesses, frame comments from witnesses, and amplify and mitigate witness testimony. The findings make visible the ways that legislators use the power of their positions to depict academic witnesses as both experts who offer independent knowledge and experts who validate or confirm a legislator’s preferences and priorities. The results have implications for academics who seek to ...


English-Medium Instruction Policies In South Korean Higher Education, Katherine I. Kang Apr 2018

English-Medium Instruction Policies In South Korean Higher Education, Katherine I. Kang

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

With the rise of globalization and the spread of English, English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a common practice among higher education institutions around the world. In the past two decades, many South Korean universities have also established and implemented institution-wide EMI policies. Using Ricento and Hornberger’s (1996) metaphor of the language planning and policy (LPP) onion as a heuristic, this paper looks at the different LPP layers involved in shaping these institutional EMI policies and describes how the global EMI phenomenon has been taken up in the South Korean national and institutional contexts. Furthermore, this paper elucidates the motivations ...


A Chinese Branch Campus In Malaysia - Adjusting Fundamentals, Alan Ruby, Bonnie Yingfei Dec 2017

A Chinese Branch Campus In Malaysia - Adjusting Fundamentals, Alan Ruby, Bonnie Yingfei

GSE Publications

The first overseas campus established by a renowned Chinese university - Xiamen University Malaysia is a flagship of China’s international engagement strategy in higher education. How XMUM adjusts and adapts to the local environment will be an exemplar for other Chinese universities.


Kazakhstan’S Quest For A World-Class University: The Story So Far, Alan Ruby May 2017

Kazakhstan’S Quest For A World-Class University: The Story So Far, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Parallel Reforms: Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools And Nazarbayev University, Alan Ruby, Matthew Hartley Jan 2017

Parallel Reforms: Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools And Nazarbayev University, Alan Ruby, Matthew Hartley

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Why, And How, Elite Colleges And Universities Are Joining Forces [Selection], Matthew Hartley, Alan Ruby Jan 2017

Why, And How, Elite Colleges And Universities Are Joining Forces [Selection], Matthew Hartley, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


International Faculty Recruitment In Kazakhstan: The Case Of Nazarbayev University, Alan Ruby, Aliya Kuzhabekova, Jack T. Lee Jan 2017

International Faculty Recruitment In Kazakhstan: The Case Of Nazarbayev University, Alan Ruby, Aliya Kuzhabekova, Jack T. Lee

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


College In Mind: A Mixed-Methods Study Of How Emerging Adults With Psychiatric Disabilities Prepare For And Transition To And Through Higher Education, Laura Carolyn Murray Jan 2017

College In Mind: A Mixed-Methods Study Of How Emerging Adults With Psychiatric Disabilities Prepare For And Transition To And Through Higher Education, Laura Carolyn Murray

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation study employs an exploratory sequential mixed methods design to investigate how emerging adults with psychiatric disabilities plan for and transition to and through college. Special attention is paid to how disclosure of disability status in educational contexts can influence both educational and recovery outcomes. Though more students with psychiatric disabilities attend American colleges and universities than ever before (Gallagher, 2014), little is known about their educational experiences prior to arrival in higher education or the strategies they employ to navigate college once there. Taking a strengths-based approach grounded in disability theory, the study conceives of college as a ...


World Insight: The Untold Story Of Middle America’S Regional Universities, Alan Ruby Jul 2016

World Insight: The Untold Story Of Middle America’S Regional Universities, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

Alan Ruby sings the praises of the less-heralded face of US higher education.


Leveraging The Effects Of Loss Framing To Nudge Low-Income, High-Achieving Students In Chicago Towards Higher Education, Benjamin Feis May 2016

Leveraging The Effects Of Loss Framing To Nudge Low-Income, High-Achieving Students In Chicago Towards Higher Education, Benjamin Feis

Honors Theses (PPE)

The vast majority of low-income, high-achieving high school students in the U.S. either do not apply to college or undermatch by attending less selective institutions than those they are qualified to attend. Previous research has demonstrated that behavioral “nudges” can be an effective and low-cost method of influencing students’ application behavior and encouraging them to enroll in selective institutions. This study contributes to this existing body of literature by examining whether framing college earnings premium information as a loss causes low-income high school students in Chicago to report greater likelihood of applying to college than when the same information ...


Higher Education Internationalization In The Context Of Ongoing Economic-Political Transitions: Insights From Former Soviet And Eastern Bloc Nations, Kata Orosz, Laura W. Perna Jan 2016

Higher Education Internationalization In The Context Of Ongoing Economic-Political Transitions: Insights From Former Soviet And Eastern Bloc Nations, Kata Orosz, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

In this introductory essay to the special issue, we discuss the importance of regional and national contexts for understanding internationalization of higher education and provide contextual information about the cluster of former Soviet and Eastern bloc nations. Drawing from findings from the three studies included in this special issue, we also identify themes that may characterize the internationalization of higher education in former Soviet and Eastern bloc nations. We conclude the essay by discussing the value of comparative research on internationalization of higher education and identifying directions for future research.


How Class And Race Shape Latino Experiences At Elite Colleges And Universities, Joanna Marie Pinto-Coelho Jan 2016

How Class And Race Shape Latino Experiences At Elite Colleges And Universities, Joanna Marie Pinto-Coelho

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This doctoral dissertation is a study of Latinos at elite colleges and universities. I compare Latino students among themselves across multiple lines of difference — including race, socioeconomic status, generational status, and gender — in order to understand how Latino students’ demographic characteristics, financial situations, other pre-college experiences, and institutional attributes affect Latino students’ academic performance, identity, and physical and emotional health.

I perform univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses on the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen (NLSF), a five-wave longitudinal survey that follows a cohort of 3,924 randomly selected students among the 1999 incoming freshman classes at 28 selective institutions of ...


How The 99 Percent Learn: America’S Overlooked Successes, Alan Ruby Jul 2015

How The 99 Percent Learn: America’S Overlooked Successes, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

It’s a pity the efforts of myriad institutions striving daily to help students of diverse backgrounds are eclipsed by Ivy League tales, says Alan Ruby.


Globalization And The University: A Relationship Worth Studying?, Alan Ruby Feb 2015

Globalization And The University: A Relationship Worth Studying?, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Human Capital Benefits Of A Government-Funded International Scholarship Program: An Exploration Of Kazakhstan's Bolashak Program, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, Zakir Jumakulov Jan 2015

Understanding The Human Capital Benefits Of A Government-Funded International Scholarship Program: An Exploration Of Kazakhstan's Bolashak Program, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, Zakir Jumakulov

GSE Publications

This study utilizes qualitative research methods to explore the human capital benefits of one government-sponsored international scholarship program — Kazakhstan's Bolashak Scholars Program — and how program characteristics and other forces promote and limit these benefits. The findings raise a number of questions for policymakers, administrators, and researchers about how a government-sponsored international scholarship program should be structured so as to maximize human capital develoment for individuals and the sponsoring nation.


A Novel Calling Intervention For Career Development And Well-Being, Susanna Wu-Pong Aug 2014

A Novel Calling Intervention For Career Development And Well-Being, Susanna Wu-Pong

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Callings describe work that serves a cause greater than oneself and provides meaning and purpose in life. Living a calling at work has been linked with a number of positive outcomes including well-being, intrinsic motivation, and life satisfaction. In this capstone, I describe a career and professional development class at a major university designed to help professional, graduate and postdoctoral students, predominantly in biomedical disciplines, find more meaning and purpose through callings. The class incorporates classic career counseling concepts with a calling framework that includes self-awareness, authentic purpose, and strengths. This capstone provides an overview of the course and a ...


Transferability And The Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools: Exploring Models Of Practice Transfer, Alan Ruby, Colleen Mclaughlin Jan 2014

Transferability And The Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools: Exploring Models Of Practice Transfer, Alan Ruby, Colleen Mclaughlin

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


A Buyers' Guide To Branch Campuses?, Alan Ruby, Adriana Jaramillo Jan 2014

A Buyers' Guide To Branch Campuses?, Alan Ruby, Adriana Jaramillo

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Not All Types Of Delay Are Equal: Postsecondary Delay In The U.S. And Taking A Gap Year, Nina Depena Hoe Jan 2014

Not All Types Of Delay Are Equal: Postsecondary Delay In The U.S. And Taking A Gap Year, Nina Depena Hoe

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Postsecondary delay in the U.S. is a topic that has generated interest in the field of higher education in recent decades. Seventeen percent of U.S. students under the age of 24 who began their postsecondary education in 2004 delayed their entrance for some period of time. At the national level, studies have indicated that students who delay are not only at a disadvantage in terms of their pre-college experiences, including lower socioeconomic status and lower levels of academic preparation and achievement, but also are less likely to enroll in a baccalaureate granting institution and complete a bachelor's ...


State Interventionism, Alan Ruby Nov 2013

State Interventionism, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Benchmarking As A Driver For Change, Alan Ruby Jun 2013

Benchmarking As A Driver For Change, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


From Where I Sit - More To Moocs Than Moolah, Alan Ruby Jan 2013

From Where I Sit - More To Moocs Than Moolah, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Who Stole The Soul: Black Student Sociopolitical Solidarity In The Twenty-First Century, Brian F. Peterson Jan 2013

Who Stole The Soul: Black Student Sociopolitical Solidarity In The Twenty-First Century, Brian F. Peterson

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The 1960s and `70s marked the most historic transformational period of Black college student enrollments and sociopolitical presence at predominantly White institutions in the United States. Research on Black student solidarity and social movements typically refers back to this era, with very little attention given to the ways that today's Black college students - the beneficiaries of the previous Black campus activist efforts - continue this work. This study explores contemporary Black student sociopolitical solidarity and the role that the institution plays in shaping it.

The following questions guided this study: How has Black students' sense of activism evolved from the ...


From Where I Sit - Bologna Tasters Enter Us Menus, Alan Ruby Nov 2012

From Where I Sit - Bologna Tasters Enter Us Menus, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


From Where I Sit - Take And Give, Alan Ruby Oct 2012

From Where I Sit - Take And Give, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


From Where I Sit - Beyond A Joke, Alan Ruby Aug 2012

From Where I Sit - Beyond A Joke, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


From Where I Sit - Recommended Reading, Alan Ruby Jul 2012

From Where I Sit - Recommended Reading, Alan Ruby

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.