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Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving Oct 2015

Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The pathos of radical academia: notes on the impact of neo-liberalism on the universities, especially the audit culture, the production-model, casualization, academic scholarship, academic writing, peer reviewing, and open access. The authors suggest ways scholars can be radical within, and outside, of neoliberal academia. Part I, 'Missing in Action' appeared as an Academia.edu session in May 2015, where it attracted many comments. Part II, 'What Can Be Done?' is the authors' response to these comments. The whole piece was posted on the Cahill/Irving blog 'Radical Sydney/Radical History' on 22 October 2015.


Promise Nation: Transforming Communities Through Place-Based Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams Oct 2015

Promise Nation: Transforming Communities Through Place-Based Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Miller-Adams describes how the various "Promise-type" place-based scholarship programs impact college access, financial aid, and community transformation.


Challenge Scholars Cost Estimate, Michelle Miller-Adams Jul 2015

Challenge Scholars Cost Estimate, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Upjohn Institute staff will recalculate the costs of the Challenge Scholars program under various scenarios based on program changes being considered by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The cost estimate will be based on program guidelines and proposed scholarship amounts provided by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, and that it will build upon previous modeling undertaken by the Upjohn Institute.


Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving May 2015

Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The changing character of intellectual production: how university radicals have become vassals of global billion-dollar scholarly publishing empires; the necessity for radical scholars to break from this model; and the possibility of connecting with activism outside the university as one way of doing this.


Engineering A Dynamic Science Learning Environment For K-12 Teachers, Patricia Hardré, Mark Nanny, Hazem Refai, Chen Ling, Janis Slater Apr 2015

Engineering A Dynamic Science Learning Environment For K-12 Teachers, Patricia Hardré, Mark Nanny, Hazem Refai, Chen Ling, Janis Slater

Dr. Chen Ling

The present study follows a cohort of 17 K-12 teachers through a six-week resident learning experience in science and engineering, and on into the planning and implementation of applications for their classrooms. This Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program was examined using the strategic approach of design-based research, with its fluid, adaptive management of the complexity of authentic learning "in situ" and its attentive documentation of expected and unexpected events, in process and products, to capture the richness of teachers' and mentors' experiences. Research on effective teacher professional development, adult learning, situated cognition, and learning transfer were utilized to inform ...


Cost Estimate For A Saranac Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Cost Estimate For A Saranac Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Saranac Community Schools is considering the adoption of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program, to be known as the Saranac Promise. Upjohn Institute staff will work with Saranac stakeholders to refine the proposed design of the program and estimate its cost over a 10-year time frame.


Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

This report offers an estimate of the cost of a place-based scholarship program, with a similar program structure as the Kalamazoo Promise, for the City of Newark, New Jersey. It is assumed that the projected Newark Promise scholarship program would begin in the fall of 2013, and the full cost of the scholarship would not occur until 2016 when four years of students are enrolled with Promise scholarships. Once "fully loaded," annual cost estimates for a Newark Promise range from approximately $8 million to $11.5 million per year, although costs would be substantially lower in the initial years of ...


A Simple Gift? The Impact Of The Kalamazoo Promise On Economic Revitalization, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

A Simple Gift? The Impact Of The Kalamazoo Promise On Economic Revitalization, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


The Value Of Universal Eligibility In Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

The Value Of Universal Eligibility In Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Feasibility Study For A Charlevoix Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Feasibility Study For A Charlevoix Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Upjohn Institute staff will work with Charlevoix, Michigan stakeholders to assess the community’s critical needs and its capacity to enact a place-based scholarship program. Based on those assessments, staff members will recommend a suggested program design for a Promise program or an alternative set of strategies for accomplishing community goals.


The Kalamazoo Promise As A Model For An American Promise, Timothy J. Bartik, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

The Kalamazoo Promise As A Model For An American Promise, Timothy J. Bartik, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney Mar 2015

Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Feasibility Study And Cost Estimate Of A Richmond Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Feasibility Study And Cost Estimate Of A Richmond Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Under the leadership of the Mayor’s Promise Scholarship Task Force, stakeholders in Richmond, Virginia, are considering the creation of a place-based scholarship or Promise program for graduates of Richmond Public Schools. Upjohn Institute staff will work with Richmond stakeholders to refine their program design, assess its feasibility, estimate its cost, and explore avenues for program administration and fund development.


Feasibility Study And Cost Estimate Of A Hamilton Promise Program, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Feasibility Study And Cost Estimate Of A Hamilton Promise Program, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Multiple steps are necessary for a well-designed Promise-type scholarship program. Through multiple community visits, Upjohn Institute staff members will assess the need and capacity of the Hamilton, Canada community for such a scholarship. Based on those assessments, staff members will present a program design that takes into consideration such parameters as its universality, funding structure, geographic eligibility, academic supports, and management/administration of the program. We will estimate a cost and make funding strategy suggestions.


Cost Estimate For A Promise Program At Springs Valley Schools, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Cost Estimate For A Promise Program At Springs Valley Schools, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Springs Valley Education Foundation is considering the development of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program, for graduates of Springs Valley Schools in French Lick, Indiana. Upjohn Institute staff will work with Springs Valley Stakeholders to refine the proposed design of the program and estimate its cost over a 10-year time frame.


Can Universal, Place-Based Scholarships Reduce Inequality? Lessons From Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Can Universal, Place-Based Scholarships Reduce Inequality? Lessons From Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Kalamazoo Promise, announced in 2005, is an innovative college-scholarship program available to every graduate of the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Public Schools. Programs such as the Kalamazoo Promise, which is being emulated in cities across the United States, open new avenues for the acquisition of human capital regardless of income level or academic achievement, while facilitating the creation of new economic and social assets for the community. Following a brief explanation of the program itself, this paper examines the Kalamazoo Promise as a human capital-investment strategy and its potential as a mechanism for reducing inequality. I find that the Kalamazoo Promise ...


Feasibility Study Of A College Scholarship Program For Toledo, Ohio, George Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Feasibility Study Of A College Scholarship Program For Toledo, Ohio, George Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Upjohn Institute staff addressed the feasibility of a Promise-type college scholarship program for Toledo, Ohio. The process began with a series of meetings and focus groups with stakeholders, continued with the development of alternative program structures and estimations of cost and potential impact, and concluded with the delivery of a report.


Assessing The Value Of Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams, Randall Eberts Mar 2015

Assessing The Value Of Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams, Randall Eberts

Michelle Miller-Adams

The purpose of this project was to support the research and writing of a book assessing the value of place-based (“Promise”) scholarship programs. Since the first such program was announced in Kalamazoo in 2005, this model has been replicated to one degree or another in many different settings. Yet there have been only limited efforts to evaluate the impact of existing Promise programs and virtually no comparative work examining different approaches to designing and implementing place-based scholarships. The project addressed this gap through a study of place-based scholarship programs designed to inform practitioners, policymakers, grant-makers, and the general public. The ...


Investing In The Success Of The Kalamazoo Promise, Randall Eberts, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Investing In The Success Of The Kalamazoo Promise, Randall Eberts, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

In order to strengthen the outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise (Michigan) scholarship program, researchers developed a new management information and reporting system and a research agenda-based program. This project provided the evaluation and research infrastructure for the ongoing evaluation of the Kalamazoo Promise.


A Not-So-Simple Gift, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

A Not-So-Simple Gift, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Cost Estimate For A Rockford Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Cost Estimate For A Rockford Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Rockford (IL) Public Schools are considering the adoption of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program. The parameters of the program, such as student eligibility, eligible post-secondary institutions, and time frame, are currently under discussion by stakeholders in Rockford. In this project, Upjohn Institute staff members provided a middle-dollar cost estimate for a variety of scenarios over a 10-year projection period. (A middle-dollar program requires students to complete their FAFSA, and then fills the gap between federal/state financial aid and college attendance costs.)The Rockford (IL) Public Schools are considering the adoption of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program ...


Higher Education, The Health Care Industry, And Metropolitan Regional Economic Development: What Can "Eds & Meds" Do For The Economic Fortunes Of A Metro Area's Residents?, Timothy J. Bartik, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Higher Education, The Health Care Industry, And Metropolitan Regional Economic Development: What Can "Eds & Meds" Do For The Economic Fortunes Of A Metro Area's Residents?, Timothy J. Bartik, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

This paper examines the effects of expansions in higher educational institutions and the medical service industry on the economic development of a metropolitan area. This examination pulls together previous research and provides some new empirical evidence. We provide quantitative evidence of the magnitude of economic effects of higher education and medical service industries that occur through the mechanism of providing some export-base demand stimulus to a metropolitan economy. We also provide quantitative evidence on how much higher education institutions can boost a metropolitan economy through increasing the educational attainment of local residence. We estimate that medical service industries pay above ...


Cost Estimate For A Two-Year Beloit Promise, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Cost Estimate For A Two-Year Beloit Promise, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

This report provides a cost-estimate of a two-year universal, place-based scholarship program for the School District of Beloit. The scholarship could be used at any technical two-year public college in Wisconsin. The cost estimates of a first-dollar and middle-dollar scholarship program, which would require students to complete their FAFSA, are provided to the year 2023. This report is based on modifying an impact model constructed by the Upjohn Institute for the School District of Beloit to estimate the potential fiscal impact of a four-year scholarship program.


Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams Feb 2015

Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams

George A. Erickcek

This report offers an estimate of the cost of a place-based scholarship program, with a similar program structure as the Kalamazoo Promise, for the City of Newark, New Jersey. It is assumed that the projected Newark Promise scholarship program would begin in the fall of 2013, and the full cost of the scholarship would not occur until 2016 when four years of students are enrolled with Promise scholarships. Once "fully loaded," annual cost estimates for a Newark Promise range from approximately $8 million to $11.5 million per year, although costs would be substantially lower in the initial years of ...


Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney Feb 2015

Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck Feb 2015

The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Cost Estimate Of A Promise Scholarship Program For The City Of Jacksonville, Illinois, George Erickcek Feb 2015

Cost Estimate Of A Promise Scholarship Program For The City Of Jacksonville, Illinois, George Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Ten-Year Cost Estimation Of A Proposed Lansing Promise Scholarship, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Ten-Year Cost Estimation Of A Proposed Lansing Promise Scholarship, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Estimation Of The Proposed Mckinney Scholarship Programs, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Estimation Of The Proposed Mckinney Scholarship Programs, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


"Eds & Meds" And Metropolitan Economic Development, Timothy J. Bartik, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

"Eds & Meds" And Metropolitan Economic Development, Timothy J. Bartik, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.