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Student Loans: A Multidimensional Public Policy Issue, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Student Loans: A Multidimensional Public Policy Issue, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Economic Payoffs To Participation In Adult Education, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Economic Payoffs To Participation In Adult Education, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Graduation Requirements, Skills, Postsecondary Education, And The Michigan Economy, Timothy J. Bartik, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Graduation Requirements, Skills, Postsecondary Education, And The Michigan Economy, Timothy J. Bartik, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Postsecondary Education As Triage: Returns To Academic And Technical Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Postsecondary Education As Triage: Returns To Academic And Technical Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

This paper examines the labor market outcomes of individuals with various types of postsecondary educational experiences. In particular, it examines differences between students who have pursued technical education programs from those who have pursued academic programs and from those individuals who have not pursued any type of postsecondary education. Empirical evidence is presented concerning the relationship between economic outcomes and grades earned and the degree to which the labor market rewards credentials. Wage and earnings models yield different structural parameter estimates when based on the three different populations. The differences are most dramatic for high school background effects and for ...


Universal Design For Learning And Instruction: Perspectives Of Students With Disabilities In Higher Education, Robert D. Black, Lois A. Weinberg, Martin G. Brodwin Jan 2015

Universal Design For Learning And Instruction: Perspectives Of Students With Disabilities In Higher Education, Robert D. Black, Lois A. Weinberg, Martin G. Brodwin

Exceptionality Education International

Universal design in the setting of education is a framework of instruction that aims to be inclusive of different learning preferences and learners, and helps to reduce barriers for students with disabilities. The principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) were used as the framework for this study. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the perspectives of university students with disabilities on teaching methods and strategies conducive to their learning, and evaluate how their perspectives align with UDL/UDI. The findings of this study revealed that there are barriers to learning for ...


The Relationship Of High School Size, Gender And First-Year Retention Rates At South Dakota State University, Scott Deslauriers Jan 2015

The Relationship Of High School Size, Gender And First-Year Retention Rates At South Dakota State University, Scott Deslauriers

The Journal of Undergraduate Research

This study examines selected demographic characteristics of six South Dakota State University 2008 – 2013 cohorts of first-time, full-time freshmen who graduated from South Dakota public high schools. The purpose of our study is to explore the relationship between high school size, gender and student retention at South Dakota State University.

Information that was both gathered and analyzed about these students includes their high school size and gender. Our examination of this data uses descriptive statistics to identify characteristics of students who were retained after their first year at SDSU. This study identifies two findings of interest: first, students graduating from ...


Refining Workforce Education Supply And Demand Analysis: Final Report, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Refining Workforce Education Supply And Demand Analysis: Final Report, Brad J. Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Upjohn Institute Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Increasing Access To Postsecondary Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Amy L. Cook, Laura A. Hayden, Felicia Wilczenski, Timothy A. Poynton Jan 2015

Increasing Access To Postsecondary Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Amy L. Cook, Laura A. Hayden, Felicia Wilczenski, Timothy A. Poynton

Journal of College Access

Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) are increasingly seeking postsecondary education (PSE) opportunities. High school to college transition presents its challenges for all students, and school counselors are uniquely positioned to assist students with ID throughout the PSE process. This article provides a review of the literature on PSE and specifically explores the different types of PSE programming available and strategies high school counselors can employ to effectively assist students with ID in PSE planning.


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

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

Upjohn Press

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


Migration And Housing Price Effects Of Place-Based College Scholarships, Timothy J. Bartik, Nathan Sotherland Jan 2015

Migration And Housing Price Effects Of Place-Based College Scholarships, Timothy J. Bartik, Nathan Sotherland

Upjohn Institute Working Papers

Place-based college scholarships, such as the Kalamazoo Promise, provide students who live in a particular place, and/or who attend a particular school district, with generous college scholarships. An important potential benefit from such “Promise programs” is their short-term effects on local economic development. Generous Promise scholarships provide an incentive for families to locate in a particular place, which may change migration patterns, and potentially boost local employment and housing prices. Using data from the American Community Survey, this paper estimates the average effects of eight relatively generous Promise programs on migration rates and housing prices in their local labor ...


Experiences Of Lgbtq Students Attending A University In Rural, Bible Belt America, Eric Joseph Weber Jan 2015

Experiences Of Lgbtq Students Attending A University In Rural, Bible Belt America, Eric Joseph Weber

Online Theses and Dissertations

The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) students currently attending universities in rural, Bible Belt areas in the United States are unknown. Additionally, there is disconnect noted in the literature between the purpose of a postsecondary educational institution and what is actually experienced by LGBTQ students. While the college experience should promote personal and academic growth that allows students to reach their full potential, LGBTQ students have historically experienced ill-treatment on campuses which accounts for at least some disconnect noted in the literature. This qualitative phenomenological study offered a group of LGBTQ students the opportunity to tell ...


The Role Of Online College Courses In Rehabilitating Offenders, Niares Hunn Jan 2015

The Role Of Online College Courses In Rehabilitating Offenders, Niares Hunn

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Research and testimonial evidence indicate the importance of postsecondary education in the rehabilitating inmates and in decreasing reoffending. However, limited research exists on improving critical thinking skills and cognitive processing among inmates. The purpose of this quantitative study was to (a) examine the influence of a psychology course on the critical thinking scores for individuals who took an online psychology course and to (b) analyze how the scores of inmates and other students in the course differed. Using a social cognitive theoretical framework, pretest and posttest scores were compared using a paired t test of statistical analysis of secondary, archival ...


Access To And Awareness Of Undergraduate Research Opportunities At A Large Research University, Stephanie 5. Hanshaw Jan 2015

Access To And Awareness Of Undergraduate Research Opportunities At A Large Research University, Stephanie 5. Hanshaw

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The American Physical Society released a statement in 2014 calling on all university physics departments to provide all undergraduate students with access to research experiences. In response, we investigated the current status of access to undergraduate research at CU-Boulder, a large research institution where the number of undergraduate physics majors outnumber faculty by more than five to one. We created and administered two surveys within CU-Boulder’s Physics Department: one probed undergraduate students’ familiarity with and participation in research; the other probed faculty members’ experiences mentoring undergraduate researchers. This report presents results from these surveys as well as a discussion ...


The Production And Stock Of College Graduates For U.S. States, John V. Winters Jan 2015

The Production And Stock Of College Graduates For U.S. States, John V. Winters

Upjohn Institute Working Papers

The stock of human capital in an area is important for regional economic growth and development. However, highly educated workers are often quite mobile, and there is a concern that public investments in college graduates may not benefit the state if the college graduates leave the state after finishing their education. This paper examines the relationship between the production of college graduates from a state and the stock of college graduates residing in the state using microdata from the decennial census and American Community Survey. The relationship is examined across states and across cohorts within states. The descriptive analysis suggests ...


Income-Tested College Financial Aid And Labor Disincentives, Rajeev Darolia Jan 2015

Income-Tested College Financial Aid And Labor Disincentives, Rajeev Darolia

Upjohn Institute Working Papers

Working has become commonplace among college students; however, this activity can have unexpected financial consequences. Federal formulas implicitly tax the amount of financial aid students are eligible to receive by as much as 50 cents for each marginal dollar of income. This tax creates an incentive for college students to reduce income, though abstruse formulas and the timing of financial aid receipt are likely to limit responses. Using data from a national sample of financially independent college students in the United States, I do not find that students bunch below earnings protection thresholds in a manner that would indicate attempts ...


The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On Post-Secondary Educational Attainment: Implications For The Benefits And Costs Of Generous And Universal College Subsidies, Marta Lachowska, Timothy Bartik, Brad Hershbein Dec 2014

The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On Post-Secondary Educational Attainment: Implications For The Benefits And Costs Of Generous And Universal College Subsidies, Marta Lachowska, Timothy Bartik, Brad Hershbein

Timothy J. Bartik

In order to study whether universal college scholarships can reduce inequality in education, we study one aspect of the Kalamazoo Promise that resembles a “natural experiment.” We use the fact that the surprise announcement of the scholarship created a large change in expected college tuition costs that varied across different groups of students based on past enrollment decisions. Using a differences-in-differences analysis, we compare the outcomes of Promise-eligible students to ineligible students, before and after the Promise. Outcomes studied include college enrollment, whether the student has obtained a college degree, and after-college earnings. We use the economical and racial diversity ...


The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On Post-Secondary Educational Attainment: Implications For The Benefits And Costs Of Generous And Universal College Subsidies, Marta Lachowska, Timothy Bartik, Brad Hershbein Dec 2014

The Effects Of The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship On Post-Secondary Educational Attainment: Implications For The Benefits And Costs Of Generous And Universal College Subsidies, Marta Lachowska, Timothy Bartik, Brad Hershbein

Brad J. Hershbein

In order to study whether universal college scholarships can reduce inequality in education, we study one aspect of the Kalamazoo Promise that resembles a “natural experiment.” We use the fact that the surprise announcement of the scholarship created a large change in expected college tuition costs that varied across different groups of students based on past enrollment decisions. Using a differences-in-differences analysis, we compare the outcomes of Promise-eligible students to ineligible students, before and after the Promise. Outcomes studied include college enrollment, whether the student has obtained a college degree, and after-college earnings. We use the economical and racial diversity ...


The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990-2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990-2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990-2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

The Distribution Of College Graduate Debt, 1990-2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

No abstract provided.


Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

The papers included in this volume represent the most current research and knowledge available about student loans and repayment. It serves as a valuable reference for researchers and policymakers who seek a deeper understanding of how, why, and which students borrow for their postsecondary education; how this borrowing may affect later decisions; and what measures can help borrowers repay their loans successfully.


Introduction [To Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt], Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

Introduction [To Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt], Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Brad J. Hershbein

The papers included in this volume represent the most current research and knowledge available about student loans and repayment. It serves as a valuable reference for researchers and policymakers who seek a deeper understanding of how, why, and which students borrow for their postsecondary education; how this borrowing may affect later decisions; and what measures can help borrowers repay their loans successfully.


Introduction [To Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt], Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

Introduction [To Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt], Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck Dec 2014

Student Loans And The Dynamics Of Debt, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

The papers included in this volume represent the most current research and knowledge available about student loans and repayment. It serves as a valuable reference for researchers and policymakers who seek a deeper understanding of how, why, and which students borrow for their postsecondary education; how this borrowing may affect later decisions; and what measures can help borrowers repay their loans successfully.