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Undocumented students, student support, equity, sanctuary campuses, advocacy, college leader perceptions

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This report summarizes the results of a poll of members of the What’s AHEAD trend-spotter panel (n = 373). The panel is made up of higher education leaders, including alumni of the Executive Doctorate program in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania, and members of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. We received 123 responses during the 10 days in which the poll was open (February 3-12, 2017): 107 of 257 Executive Doctorate alumni, 14 members of NASPA, and 2 other higher education leaders. About half (50%) of respondents work at private not-for-profit four-year institutions, 18% work at public four-year institutions, 10% at public two-year institutions, 2% at for-profit institutions, 3% at non-US based universities, and 2% in administrative units (e.g., system offices). The remaining respondents (14%) work in organizations other than colleges and universities. More than a third (37%) of respondents hold positions that focus on administration, 26% on academic matters, 19% in student affairs, 5% in finance, and 13% in other areas.

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Date Posted: 02 November 2020