Congratulations to Kezar for winning the Research Achievement Award and to Julie R. Posselt for winning the Promising Scholar/Early Career Award. The Awards Reception and Champagne Toast is on November 10, 2017 in Houston Marriott Marquis.
ACE and the TIAA Institute will host a webinar on Sept. 28 at 1:00 pm EDT with college and university presidents and higher education scholars to learn about their perspectives on and reactions to the key findings of the American College President Study 2017 (ACPS). Adrianna Kezar, Professor and Co-Director of the Pullias Center, will be one of the speakers. Register now!
The forum will discuss innovative practices that have the most promise to improve affordability and access to those most in need of the value higher education can provide. The event will be on September 26, 2017 from 3:00-7:00PM at the University Club. RSVP required.
Join us on March 27, 2018 with speaker, Sarita E. Brown, president of Excelencia in Education, a not-for-profit organization accelerating Latino success in higher education to serve Latino students. Click the “Read More” to be notified for further updates.
Thank you to CHIRLA & CSUDH for presenting to students, parents, counselors and staff. Thank you to USC IDEAS & USC El Centro Chicano for collaborating with us to make this event happen, and to everyone who attended the workshop!
Join the faculty, researchers, and doctoral students of the Pullias Center for Higher Education presenting at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) this Fall.
We share an overview of activities conducted and lessons learned from the first two years of the grant. Our intent is to provide readers with insights into the process of conceptualizing and implementing a large-scale practitioner-oriented research project.
Drs. Kezar, Cole, Melguizo, and Venegas awarded the largest private grant in the school’s history. The mixed methods examination of the Thompson Scholars Learning Communities (TSLC) at the University of Nebraska is funded by the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation.
Tatiana received a $300,000 EArly-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to investigate how combining information from HS transcripts and math diagnostics can be leveraged to fine-tune placement policy and tailor instruction in developmental math.
Raquel Rall, assistant research professor, is featured in a Q&A in The Chronicle. The article spotlights research by Rall and PhD candidate Daniel Maxey, who presented a paper at the recent AERA conference. Read the article here.
Please welcome our fall 2015 PhD cohort at the Rossier School of Education’s Pullias Center. Their varied backgrounds and research interests are an exciting addition to the team. Learn more about them here.
In recognition of her many accomplishments, Constance Iloh has been awarded the 2015 USC PhD Achievement Award through the Graduate School and Provost’s Office selection committee. Visit her site here.
John Slaughter received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring for his contributions regarding the development of mentoring programs to boost minorities’ participation in STEM.
Join the faculty, researchers, and doctoral students of the Pullias Center for Higher Education presenting at the 39th annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) this fall. The meeting will take place from Thursday, November 20 to Saturday, November 22 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Below is a list of all Pullias members …
Professors Bill Tierney, Zoe Corwin, and Gale Sinatra received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for their 4-year project, Improving Access to College through Games, Technology, and Social Media. Read the official press release for more information and the full article on the Rossier School of Education website.
Professor Slaughter will receive the 2014 Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor conferred by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) on October 15 in New York City. Read for more details on his career and the award. (10/2014)
The Pullias Center and DeVry Education Group recently hosted a seminar here to discuss issues pertaining to For-Profit Colleges and Universities and featured five papers with different perspectives on for-profits. The outcome of the meeting was the creation of a research agenda for studying for-profit institutions. Read the agenda here.
The Haynes Foundation awarded a grant to William Tierney and research assistant Michael Lanford for their 18-month project titled “An Analysis of Competency-based Education in Southern California.” The project’s intent is to better understand the multifaceted relationships among individuals in linked learning educational programs.
Pullias Research Assistant Antar Tichavakunda and William Tierney wrote about the proposed changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Read their thoughts published on the Huffington Post here.
Researchers aim to make college applications easier with games USA TODAY wrote an article on the collaboration between the Pullias Center and the Game Innovation Lab on FutureBound Games, a series of four different games to help introduce high school students to the college application process. Read more here.
The Pullias Center’s Zoe Corwin, along with the Game Innovation Lab’s Sean Bouchard and Foshay Learning Center teacher, Leslie Aaronson discuss the games piloted by Foshay students with KPCC’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez. Read or listen here.
William Tierney, along with 13 other education leaders, were elected to membership in the National Academy of Education for their valuable contributions to educational research and policy development. To learn more about the story, read here.
Game designers, entrepreneurs, educators, and scholars came together to play the latest digital games designed to improve college access and to brainstorm new ideas that could change the game for postsecondary outcomes. Read about the event here.
On April 4, 2013, Pullias hosted 6 special visitors: university vice chancellors and professors from Technical University, University of Malaysia-Terengganu, the National University of Malaysia, and the National Institute for Research in Higher Education, as well as a representative from the Malaysian Ministry of Education.
Kristan Venegas, associate professor of clinical education, was selected as a 2013-2014 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. Venegas, who focuses on college access and financial aid for low-income students of color, is the first woman and the first Latina from USC to be named an ACE Fellow. Read more here.
Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Higher Education at the Rossier School of Education, was named Co-Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the 35th Annual Pullias Lecture. Read about it here.
Adrianna Kezar was awarded a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation for support of the project Achieving Scale for STEM Reform: Studying and Enhancing Undergraduate STEM Networks. Read more about it here.
This video is based on the 2012 “Making It Happen” report written by USC Rossier School of Education professors William G. Tierney and Guilbert Hentschke, which explores the steps that California must take to improve the enrollment and graduation statistics. Watch it here.
At the the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Vancouver, William G. Tierney accepted the gavel from outgoing president Arnetha Ball during his installation as President of AERA. Read more here.