higher education

CHAE Speaker Series: Trustees in Higher Education, Dr. Roger Baldwin

CHAE Speaker Series: Trustees in Higher Education, Dr. Roger Baldwin

Trustees in Higher Education: What Do They Do and Why Should We Care? Trustees fill a vital role in the operations of colleges and universities even though their work is often nearly invisible to students, faculty, and the general public. Legally, trustees are the final authority of the institutions they serve. Controversial events in recent… Read More »

HALE Brown Bag Series: Getting Below the Surface – Race, Ethnicity, & Identity in Youth, Dr. Deborah Rivas – Drake

Abstract: Ethnic-racial identity (ERI) is an important developmental concern with implications for psychological and academic adjustment. In this talk, I consider the role of the socio-emotional context of school-ing–which includes the nature and quality of relationships with adults and peers–in the development of ERI. As an initial step toward under-standing this issue, we examined the… Read More »

Info Session: HALE South Africa Trip

The purpose of the HALE Field Experience in South Africa is to enable HALE students to link knowledge and skills they are gaining as scholars and practitioners in higher education to actual issues and challenges in the international context. It is designed to be a professional experience for the students, involving collaborative projects with colleagues in… Read More »

Education Policy Speaker Series: Dr. Thurston Domina

Dr. Thurston Domina, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presents “Beyond Tracking and Detracking: The Dimensions of Organizational Differentiation in Schools.” As a sociologist by training, Thurston Domina works in partnership with educational practitioners to better understand the relationship between education and social inequality in the contemporary U.S. His work focuses in two areas: First,… Read More »

Friday Forum on Neoliberalism & Public Higher Education

“Shared Governance in the Academy: How can faculty get (back) in the game?” The corporatization of higher education has transformed the shared governance structures in the academy, with governance processes increasingly consolidated within growing administrative positions. Concomitantly, the values of the academy are changing, with the roles and scope of faculty in governance increasingly limited… Read More »

CHAE Speaker Series: A Conceptual Model of College Going & Choice

Speaker: Assistant Professor Gabriel R. Serna Title: A Conceptual Model of College Going and Choice: An Identity Economics Approach Description: Taking guidance from the expansive literature on college choice and going, I have proposed a new conceptual model. Relying on four, well-known, conceptual, theoretical, and analytic approaches: economic, sociological, information processing, and combined theories of college… Read More »

#FeesMustFall & Advancement of Social Justice

Featuring Professor Adam Habib, vice chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Professor Habib has over 30 years of academic, research and administration expertise, spanning five universities and multiple local and international institutions, boards and task teams. He has been working with government, students and other stakeholders to find solutions to the recent wave… Read More »

Some College, Some Benefits? Post-secondary Attainment & Outcomes in the Early Career

The Department of Sociology presents Dr. Sarah Burgard from the University of Michigan presenting on “Some College, Some Benefits? Post-secondary Attainment & Outcomes in the Early Career.” The post-secondary education landscape is changing in the “college for all” environment of the contemporary United States, with many more institutional and degree options available and a broader… Read More »

OISE Brown Bag: Brendan Cantwell

Abstract: Participation in higher education has swelled in every high and middle-income country in the world, and there is a now a global tendency towards “high participation systems of higher education.” Since 2013, Brendan Cantwell has worked with Simon Marginson from the Institute of Education in London and Anna Smolentseva from the Higher School of Economics… Read More »