In my attempt to unpack the larger trend - using data that the Higher Education Research Institute
generously provided for the first time - I looked at factors that have been known to affect a teacher's political ideology: tenure status, income and salaries, school type (e.
Astin is Distinguished Professor of Hi gher Education, Emerita, at UCLA, as well as a Senior Scholar in UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute
Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute
Statistics from the Higher Education Research Institute
, University of California at Los Angeles, Fall 2004.
The proportion of business school faculty 55 and older in North America exceeded 30 percent in 2001, up from less than 20 percent a decade earlier, according to a report from the Higher Education Research Institute
More teens than ever are entering college with shoddy study habits--and their lack of good work habits didn't harm their high school GPAs, according to an annual survey of freshmen conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute
In 1995, Aguirre suggested that the increasing number of retiring White male faculty in the next decade offered an opportunity to increase the number of minorities in higher education, but in 1999, the Higher Education Research Institute
reported that minority hires remained at a "standstill.
One answer comes from the American Council on Education, which, through the Higher Education Research Institute
at UCLA, has surveyed U.
But not only does that proxy represent a minuscule contribution to the final score, the magazine also employs some deeply dubious measures, such as the percentage of faculty with doctorates--a factor largely unconnected to the capacity to arouse interest and to teach effectively, according to Alexander Astin, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute
(HERI), who has done the most extensive research on the subject.
This year's college freshmen are more stressed and strained than their predecessors, says a recent study conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute
In undertaking this study, I used data collected through the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), a continuing program of research that is sponsored by the American Council on Education and the Higher Education Research Institute
(HERI) at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The annual surveys of entering college freshmen conducted and directed by Alexander Astin and the Higher Education Research Institute
for UCLA and the American Council on Education (Astin 1966 through 1994; Sax 1995) and the composite study, The American Freshman: Twenty-Five Year Trends, 1966-1990 (Dey 1991), provide some data for comparing the popularity of political science as a probably major field of study with that of other social science and humanities disciplines as well as applied programs.