All Penn AHEAD Papers

All Penn AHEAD Papers

 

AHEAD creates and advances knowledge by conducting high-quality research and disseminating results in scholarly publications and books, meetings of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, and the popular media. The knowledge produced by these research projects informs our capacity-building work and professional-development programs. These projects focus on improving understanding of:

  • The role of public policies and institutional practices in reducing and perpetuating stratification in the opportunity to participate and benefit from higher education;
  • The societal forces that promote and limit the public purposes of higher education institutions;
  • The internal and external forces that limit and promote full engagement in the shared governance of a higher education institution; and
  • Ways to empower students to become future civic leaders and agents of change in a democratic society.

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Submissions from 2019

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Evaluating Board Effectiveness for Advancing Autonomy: A Strategy for Newly Autonomous Universities in Kazakhstan, Peter D. Eckel

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Why Governing is So Difficult: A Synthesis of the (Other) Literature, Peter D. Eckel

Submissions from 2018

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Government Models for Financing Higher Education in a Global Context: Lessons from the US and UK, Pedro Villarreal III and Alan Ruby

Publications from 2017

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Institutional Governance for a Shared Glocal Engagement Mission, Peter D. Eckel

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An Updated Look at Student Loan Debt Repayment and Default, Laura W. Perna, James Kvaal, and Roman Ruiz

Publications from 2016

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The Interesecting Authority of Boards, Presidents, and Faculty: Toward Shared Leadership, Peter D. Eckel and Adrianna Kezar

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Higher Education Internationalization in the Context of Ongoing Economic-Political Transitions: Insights from Former Soviet and Eastern Bloc Nations, Kata Orosz and Laura W. Perna

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Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Ten Ways to Ensure that Higher Education Research Continues to Matter, Laura W. Perna

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Technology: The Solution to Higher Education's Pressing Problems?, Laura W. Perna and Roman Ruiz

Publications from 2015

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Improving College Access and Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation Students: The Role of College Access and Success Programs, Laura W. Perna

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Understanding the Human Capital Benefits of a Government-Funded International Scholarship Program: An Exploration of Kazakhstan's Bolashak Program, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, and Zakir Jumakulov

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Are There Metrics for MOOCS From Social Media?, Alan Ruby, Laura W. Perna, Robert Boruch, and Nicole Wang

Publications from 2014

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Lessons Learned about Student Learning: Eight Test Cases, Peter D. Eckel

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Renewing the Promise: State Policies to Improve Higher Education Performance, Joni E. Finney, Laura W. Perna, and Patrick M. Callan

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Promoting College Access and Success for All Students: The Promise of New Technology, Laura W. Perna

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Promoting College Access for All Students, Laura W. Perna

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Promoting Workforce Readiness for Urban Growth, Laura W. Perna

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Reflections on Tinto's South Africa Lectures, Laura W. Perna

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What Might We Learn From Research About Traditional Colleges And Universities, Laura W. Perna

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Improving Higher Education Attainment for All Students: A National Imperative, Laura W. Perna and Joni E. Finney

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State of Attainment: Three Ways That States Can Help More Students Access Higher Levels of Education, Laura W. Perna and Joni E. Finney

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Why State Leadership Matters for Improving Access to Higher Education, Laura W. Perna and Joni E. Finney

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Minimising Brain Drain – The Pros and Cons, Laura W. Perna, Kata Orosz, and Zakir Jumakulov

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Making Sense of a Looking Glass World, Robert M. Zemsky, Susan Shaman, and Laura W. Perna

Publications from 2013

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What Presidents Really Think About Their Boards, Peter D. Eckel

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The Last 100 Days of a Presidency: What Boards Need to Know and Do, Sandra S. Johnson and Peter D. Eckel

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Apples and Oranges: Comparing the Backgrounds and Academic Trajectories of International Baccalaureate (IB) Students to a Matched Comparison Group, Henry May, Awilda Rodriguez, Philip M Sirinides, Laura W. Perna, April L Yee, and Tafaya S. Ransom

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Inside the College Gates: How Class and Culture Matter in Higher Education by Jenny M. Stuber (Review), Laura W. Perna

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Introduction to Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America, Laura W. Perna

Publications from 2012

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College Prices, Costs, and Outcomes: Who's Minding the Gap Between Higher Education and the Public?, Peter D. Eckel

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Prescriptions for Change: Can Ideas from Health Care Cure Higher Education's Ills?, Peter D. Eckel

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Éire Higher Education: What American Can Learn from Ireland, Joni E. Finney and Laura W. Perna

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Perpetuating Disparity: Performance and Policy in Georgia Higher Education, Joni E. Finney, Laura W. Perna, and Patrick Callan

Publications from 2011

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Presidents Leading: The Dynamics and Complexities of Campus Leadership, Peter D. Eckel and Adrianna Kezar

Publications from 2010

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Closing Academic Programs: Pitfalls and Possibilities, Peter D. Eckel

Publications from 2009

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Toward a Clearer Understanding of Privatization, Peter D. Eckel and Christopher C. Morphew

Publications from 2008

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Developing Academic Strategic Alliances: Reconciling Multiple Institutional Cultures, Policies, and Practices, Peter D. Eckel and Matthew Hartley

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The Dynamic Nature of Knowledge: Future Challenges and Opportunities for College and University Leaders., Peter D. Eckel and Matthew Hartley

Publications from 2007

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Redefining Competition Constructively: The Challenges of Privatisation, Competition and Market-Based State Policy in the United States, Peter D. Eckel

Publications from 2005

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The Dilemma of Presidential Leadership, Robert Birnbaum and Peter D. Eckel

Publications from 2003

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Counsel on Program Elimination, Peter D. Eckel

Publications from 2002

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Assessing Change and Transformation in Higher Education: An Essential Task for Leaders, Peter D. Eckel

Publications from 2001

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Navigating the Currents of Change, Barbara Hill, Madeleine Green, and Peter D. Eckel

Publications from 1999

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Learning for Organizing: Institutional Reading Groups as a Strategy for Change, Peter D. Eckel, Adrianna Kezar, and Devorah Lieberman