Ph.D./HEA

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration

Undergraduate Students' General Self-efficacy in a Problem-based Learning (PBL) Biomedical Engineering Major: A Quantitative Study

Author: 
Kim Paige
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
The quantitative, correlational design of this study examined self-efficacy in an undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) program where pedagogical practices are centered around problem-based lea

Factors that Contribute to Minority Students Low Retention in Community Colleges: A Qualitative Case Study

Author: 
Carlene Buchanan
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory single case study was to understand factors contributing to the low retention rates of minority students in community colleges in Connecticut.

Community College Composition Faculty in Information Literacy Assessment: A Qualitative Phenomenological Exploration

Author: 
Elisa C. Roberson
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
The need for information literacy proficiency assessment is increasing in higher education. Information literacy is a competency that reflects the ability to know, find, evaluate, use, and ethically

Phenomenological Study: Retention of First Generation African American College Students in Georgia

Author: 
LaRetha Spain
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
First-generation college students have different backgrounds and experiences from other college students and often drop out of college than continuing-generation students (Ishitani & Snider, 200

Case Study of Discrimination Against Religious Minority Students at Faith-based Universities in Ghana

Author: 
Gerald Dapaah Gyamfi
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
Perception of discrimination on religious grounds against minority students at faithbased universities pertaining to leadership of the universities may negatively affect the learning outcome of the

Student Success and Institutional Accountability Through the Components of Voluntary Framework Accountability

Author: 
Stacy Mentzer
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
Demands on higher education institutions are growing. Stakeholders are demanding proof of quality to ensure students are receiving the education they are paying for.

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