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A Depiction Of Women In Tennessee With Low Literacy Skills And Their Access To Higher Education And Employment, Rebecca Puig Dec 2015

A Depiction Of Women In Tennessee With Low Literacy Skills And Their Access To Higher Education And Employment, Rebecca Puig

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This phase one study was conducted using qualitative research methods in order to describe to policymakers and local literacy program experts more completely the current challenges and needs some adult women in Tennessee with low-literacy skills face when pursing higher education or a professional career. In turn, such information can assist them in better identifying appropriate resources and interventions to serve these women.

Data were collected through a cross-case analysis of two individual case studies and five interviews with three adult learners and two literacy program experts. Artifacts (e.g., flyers) were also collected, but provided no substantial contribution to ...


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.


Students’ Perceptions About Successfully Transitioning To Postsecondary Institutions, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Jean P. Lehmann Sep 2015

Students’ Perceptions About Successfully Transitioning To Postsecondary Institutions, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Jean P. Lehmann

Dorothy Garrison-Wade

Through the auspices of federal legislation, students with disabilities are gaining access to higher education. Still for many students with disabilities, the paramount barriers facing them in their transition to postsecondary education are overwhelming. This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study of 59 postsecondary students with disabilities on factors students perceived to inhibit or contribute to their successful transition into college. The study examines support services and access to reasonable accommodations available to students with disabilities. Students reported the major barriers to accessing college and succeeding in college were societal attitudes, lack of preparation, and financial constraints. The ...


The Influence Of Social, Religious, Institutional, And Cultural Factors On Postsecondary Education Transition Of Arab American And Muslim Students In Northern New Jersey, Ismael A. Khalil Aug 2015

The Influence Of Social, Religious, Institutional, And Cultural Factors On Postsecondary Education Transition Of Arab American And Muslim Students In Northern New Jersey, Ismael A. Khalil

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

ABSTRACT

Arab American and Muslim students’ population growth on campuses has been very rapid, which in turn has required comprehensive planning to accommodate the needs of this minority. Documented experiences of Arab American and Muslim students are underrepresented in research literature and lag behind every other minority, despite the fact that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. With all the challenges facing Arab American and Muslim students in our society, it is important to ensure their ability to sustain a positive attitude toward their religion, culture, and college education to prevent imminent problems such as cultural ...


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.


Program Standards For Establishing High Quality Postsecondary Trade And Industrial Education Programs, Beno Rubin Jul 2015

Program Standards For Establishing High Quality Postsecondary Trade And Industrial Education Programs, Beno Rubin

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

The problem of this study was to develop standards that can be used as a basis for establishing high quality postsecondary trade and industrial education programs. There were two research objectives. These included: developing a set of program standards to be used to establish high quality postsecondary trade and industrial education programs and developing descriptors that can be used to assess achievement of high quality postsecondary trade and industrial education programs.

The Delphi technique was chosen for this study to generate consensus regarding the program standards. The panel of experts, comprised of postsecondary administrators of trade and industrial programs, was ...


The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska Jun 2015

The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska

Marta Lachowska

We estimate the effects on postsecondary education outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise, a generous, place-based college scholarship. We identify Promise effects using difference-in-differences, comparing eligible to ineligible graduates before and after the Promise’s initiation. According to our estimates, the Promise significantly increases college enrollment, college credits attempted, and credential attainment. Stronger effects occur for women.


The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska Jun 2015

The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska

Timothy J. Bartik

We estimate the effects on postsecondary education outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise, a generous, place-based college scholarship. We identify Promise effects using difference-in-differences, comparing eligible to ineligible graduates before and after the Promise’s initiation. According to our estimates, the Promise significantly increases college enrollment, college credits attempted, and credential attainment. Stronger effects occur for women.


The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska Jun 2015

The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On College Enrollment, Persistence, And Completion, Timothy J. Bartik, Brad J. Hershbein, Marta Lachowska

Brad J. Hershbein

We estimate the effects on postsecondary education outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise, a generous, place-based college scholarship. We identify Promise effects using difference-in-differences, comparing eligible to ineligible graduates before and after the Promise’s initiation. According to our estimates, the Promise significantly increases college enrollment, college credits attempted, and credential attainment. Stronger effects occur for women.


The Challenges That Confront Us: What Teaching And Learning Scholarship Can Be Useful In The Big Tent Of Higher Education?, T. Dary Erwin Mar 2015

The Challenges That Confront Us: What Teaching And Learning Scholarship Can Be Useful In The Big Tent Of Higher Education?, T. Dary Erwin

SoTL Commons Conference

Scholars in teaching and learning serve as models for others on-campus across the globe. Yet our scholarship is needed by off-campus audiences more than ever. Arising issues of public policy about what works and what does not place us in the best possible position to offer findings and insight that has broad implications in postsecondary education. What are these issues and how can we help?


E-Learning In Postsecondary Education, Bradford Bell, Jessica Federman Mar 2015

E-Learning In Postsecondary Education, Bradford Bell, Jessica Federman

Bradford S Bell

Over the past decade postsecondary education has been moving increasingly from the class room to online. During the fall 2010 term 31 percent of U.S. college students took at least one online course. The primary reasons for the growth of e-learning in the nation's colleges and universities include the desire of those institutions to generate new revenue streams, improve access, and offer students greater scheduling flexibility. Yet the growth of e-learning has been accompanied by a continuing debate about its effectiveness and by the recognition that a number of barriers impede its widespread adoption in higher education.


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 ...