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1. Bridges, Melissa. The Impact of State Characteristics on College Graduation Rates at Land-Grant Institutions.

Degree: Doctor of Education in Higher Education (EdD), Higher Education (EdD), 2013, University of Arkansas

As our nation's economy has become increasingly knowledge-based, an educated citizenry is paramount to maintaining a competitive edge in a global marketplace. Thus, college participation and completion have emerged as the gateway to survival and growth for individuals, states, and the nation, making college completion rates a top priority. Stakeholders have begun to equate graduation rates with institutional quality and performance and often use such data to make judgments, create policies, and allocate funding. However, graduation rates are not fully understood and numerous scholars urge caution when interpreting and utilizing single outcome measures. The purpose of this cross-sectional ecological study was to analyze the relationship between selected state characteristics and college completion rates at land-grant institutions and use those findings to create a graduation rate prediction model, inclusive of student, institutional, and state characteristics, that is more accurate than traditional prediction models comprised solely of student and institutional characteristics. Results of correlation and regression analyses indicated that the addition of state variables to a regression model increased the accuracy of predicted graduation rates. Specifically, the size of the traditional college-age population, higher education appropriations, and the ratio of two- to four-year enrollment were found to be significant state predictors and explained an additional 9.3% of the variance in graduation rates at land-grant institutions. The landscape of higher education does appear to be ecological in nature as a wide range of student, institutional, and state characteristics provide a better understanding of educational success. These findings support recommendations for improved interpretation, evaluation, and prediction of graduation rates as well as planning for higher education in order to turn state and national educational attainment goals into reality. Advisors/Committee Members: James Hammons, Ketevan Mamiseishvili, Janine Parry.

Subjects/Keywords: Education; College graduation; Graduation rates; State characteristics; Educational Leadership; Education Policy; Higher Education; Higher Education Administration

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APA (6th Edition):

Bridges, M. (2013). The Impact of State Characteristics on College Graduation Rates at Land-Grant Institutions. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arkansas. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/600

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bridges, Melissa. “The Impact of State Characteristics on College Graduation Rates at Land-Grant Institutions.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arkansas. Accessed March 26, 2019. http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/600.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bridges, Melissa. “The Impact of State Characteristics on College Graduation Rates at Land-Grant Institutions.” 2013. Web. 26 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Bridges M. The Impact of State Characteristics on College Graduation Rates at Land-Grant Institutions. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arkansas; 2013. [cited 2019 Mar 26]. Available from: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/600.

Council of Science Editors:

Bridges M. The Impact of State Characteristics on College Graduation Rates at Land-Grant Institutions. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arkansas; 2013. Available from: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/600


University of Arkansas

2. Neff-Sharum, Emily Adair. Who's the Safer Sex? Testing Barbara Burrell's Theory of Campaign Contributions in Arkansas State Legislative Elections.

Degree: MA, 2002, University of Arkansas

At the very heart of American politics and government is democracy. Debates abound about the nature of American democracy, and especially ways to improve symbolic representation, substantive representation and/or participation by groups typically considered in the political minority (Moss-Kanter 1977; Pipert-High and Comer 1988; Saint-Germaine 1989; Seldon 1997; Thomas 1997). One focus of this literature is on the outputs of bureaucratic agencies or legislative agendas. If advocates of representative democracy hope to create legislatures on both the state and the national levels that contain an adequate presence of female representatives in order to fully represent women, they must begin with an analysis of the campaign process. The campaign process is the first test for any future legislator, as it is the only mechanism candidates have to strive for office. Finally, the campaign process not only holds the answers to where possible electoral discrimination lies but also provides answers to solve discrimination. Advisors/Committee Members: Janine Parry, Todd Shields, William Schreckhise.

Subjects/Keywords: American democracy; legislative agendas; bureaucratic agencies; American Politics; Models and Methods; Political Theory

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APA (6th Edition):

Neff-Sharum, E. A. (2002). Who's the Safer Sex? Testing Barbara Burrell's Theory of Campaign Contributions in Arkansas State Legislative Elections. (Masters Thesis). University of Arkansas. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/2598

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Neff-Sharum, Emily Adair. “Who's the Safer Sex? Testing Barbara Burrell's Theory of Campaign Contributions in Arkansas State Legislative Elections.” 2002. Masters Thesis, University of Arkansas. Accessed March 26, 2019. http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/2598.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Neff-Sharum, Emily Adair. “Who's the Safer Sex? Testing Barbara Burrell's Theory of Campaign Contributions in Arkansas State Legislative Elections.” 2002. Web. 26 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Neff-Sharum EA. Who's the Safer Sex? Testing Barbara Burrell's Theory of Campaign Contributions in Arkansas State Legislative Elections. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Arkansas; 2002. [cited 2019 Mar 26]. Available from: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/2598.

Council of Science Editors:

Neff-Sharum EA. Who's the Safer Sex? Testing Barbara Burrell's Theory of Campaign Contributions in Arkansas State Legislative Elections. [Masters Thesis]. University of Arkansas; 2002. Available from: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/2598

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