Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research: Volume 25 / Edition 1

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

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Contributors vii

The Role of Information in the Policy Process: Implications for the Examination of Research Utilization in Higher Education Policy Erik C. Ness 1

From Theory to Action: Exploring the Institutional Conditions for Student Retention Vincent Tinto 51

Reform Efforts in STEM Doctoral Education: Strengthening Preparation for Scholarly Careers Ann E. Austin 91

Toward a More Complete Understanding of the Role of Financial Aid in Promoting College Enrollment: The Importance of Context Laura W. Perna 129

The Pursuit of Student Success: The Directions and Challenges Facing Community Colleges Linda Serra Hagedorn 181

Studying the Impact of Parental Involvement on College Student Development: A Review and Agenda for Research Linda J. Sax Katherine Lynk Wartman 219

Achievement Emotions in Higher Education Reinhard Pekrun Elizabeth J. Stephens 257

The Use of Panel Data Models in Higher Education Policy Studies Liang Zhang 307

Enlarging Our Understanding of Glass Ceiling Effects with Social Closure Theory in Higher Education Jerlando F. L. Jackson Raul A. Leon 351

Cultural Perspectives of Academia: Toward a Model of Cultural Complexity Ryan E. Smerek 381

Research Libraries in the Twenty-First Century Yvonna S. Lincoln 425

An Examination of Faculty Work: Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in the Literature Vicki J. Rosser Lynn N. Tabata 449

Herding Cats and Big Dogs: Tensions in the Faculty-Administrator Relationship Marietta Del Favero Nathaniel J. Bray 477

Name Index 543

Subject Index 565

Contents of Previous Volumes 569

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