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  • Adrianna Kezar and Julie R. Posselt Win 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education Awards

    Adrianna Kezar and Julie R. Posselt Win 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education Awards

    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.
  • Webinar to Explore the Findings of the American College President Study 2017

    Webinar to Explore the Findings of the American College President Study 2017

    ​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!
  • DACA and the Betrayal of the American Dream: The Implications of the Elimination of DACA

    DACA and the Betrayal of the American Dream: The Implications of the Elimination of DACA

    Tierney and the Center explain DACA and discuss the implications affecting undocumented students, colleges and universities with the elimination of DACA.
  • Bringing Theory to Practice: Dialogue on Campus as Sanctuary

    Bringing Theory to Practice: Dialogue on Campus as Sanctuary

    Our Center and Bringing Theory to Practice are sponsoring another Dialogue on Campus as Sanctuary event this Sept. 14, 2017. It will be at WPH 403 from Noon-2PM.
  • Parthenon-EY Education Forum on Higher Education @ USC

    Parthenon-EY Education Forum on Higher Education @ USC

    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.
  • USC opens a new campus, but there’s concern about its soul

    USC opens a new campus, but there’s concern about its soul

    Bill Tierney discusses the new USC village and the unsettling campus atmosphere in a recent issue of University World News.
  • Zoe Corwin Wins USC Mentoring Award at Rossier Kick-Off!

    Zoe Corwin Wins USC Mentoring Award at Rossier Kick-Off!

    The purpose of the award is to honor individual faculty members for helping to build a supportive academic environment through faculty-to-student mentoring and faculty-to-faculty mentoring.
  • I AM Program Gearing Up for the New School Year

    I AM Program Gearing Up for the New School Year

    The I AM Program is currently accepting applications for prospective mentors. For more details and the application visit the I AM page.
  • Brookings Report by PhD Candidate James Ward

    Brookings Report by PhD Candidate James Ward

    Pullias doctoral student James Ward discusses the impact of the NYS Excelsior Scholarship and its unintended consequences of ‘free college’ on New York’s for-profit universities.
  • Save the Date: 40th Annual Pullias Lecture

    Save the Date: 40th Annual Pullias Lecture

    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.
  • The Delphi Award for Faculty Models

    The Delphi Award for Faculty Models

    Adrianna Kezar received a grant from The Teagle Foundation to support two national annual awards for campuses that create best practices in faculty work that support student success.
  • Priorities for Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Ed

    Priorities for Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Ed

    Research faculty at the Rossier School of Ed offer their expectations in five key principles for the new Secretary of Education.
  • Memo to Jerry Falwell Jr.

    Memo to Jerry Falwell Jr.

    Bill and Adrianna along with other directors of higher education centers issue priorities for education in the U.S. The role of the federal government in addressing 7 challenges is described.
  • Visit Our New Project Website: My Higher Ed Story

    Visit Our New Project Website: My Higher Ed Story

    One (institutional) size does not fit all. The Pullias Center’s new project highlights diverse perspectives about higher education in the United States.
  • Undocumented Student Resource Workshop

    Undocumented Student Resource Workshop

    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!
  • USC Rossier Pullias Center at ASHE

    USC Rossier Pullias Center at ASHE

    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. 
  • FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Applications Open

    FAFSA & CA Dream ACT Applications Open

    This year, the process for completing a FAFSA has undergone major changes. Students will now be able to file a FAFSA or CA Dream ACT Application starting on October 1st.
  • Launching the Mission Admission Challenge

    Launching the Mission Admission Challenge

    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.
  • ‘College knowledge’ helps students prep for higher education

    ‘College knowledge’ helps students prep for higher education

    USC News recently published an article detailing how the Pullias Center’s SummerTIME program prepares students for the challenges they will face in college.
  • 2016 SummerTIME Program Ended July 15

    2016 SummerTIME Program Ended July 15

    Click on the image to check out the photo gallery. 
  • Mission: Admission Challenge complete

    Mission: Admission Challenge complete

    Thirty Title I high schools took part in the “Mission: Admission Challenge” created in conjunction with Get Schooled, as part of the First in the World grant project.
  • Pullias Center at AERA 2016

    Pullias Center at AERA 2016

    Join the faculty, researchers, and doctoral students of the Pullias Center for Higher Education presenting at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) this spring.
  • President Freeman Hrabowski delivers Pullias Lecture

    President Freeman Hrabowski delivers Pullias Lecture

    At the 38th Annual Lecture, Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), highlights the STEM achievement of first-generation college students there.
  • I Choose You! Diversity in the Design of 31 Pokémon

    I Choose You! Diversity in the Design of 31 Pokémon

    Amanda Ochsner, postdoctoral research associate, published an article in the most recent volume of Well played.
  • Rethinking Education and Poverty

    Bill Tierney and a diverse list of experts’ latest book now available for preorder through John Hopkin’s University Press. For discount, use the code “HNAF”.
  • I AM Program Gearing Up for the New School Year

    I AM Program Gearing Up for the New School Year

    The I AM Program is currently accepting applications for prospective mentors. Email the Pullias Center for more details at pullias@usc.edu.
  • The Link Between Increasing Financial Aid and Increases in Tuition

    The Link Between Increasing Financial Aid and Increases in Tuition

    On the Huffington Post, James Ward explores the Bennett Hypothesis through a comparison of for-profit and non-profit universities. Read more here.
  • Pullias researchers begin six-year, $6.2 million project

    Pullias researchers begin six-year, $6.2 million 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 Melguizo receives a NSF EAGER

    Tatiana Melguizo receives a NSF EAGER

    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.
  • Scaling and Sustaining Change and Innovation

    Scaling and Sustaining Change and Innovation

    Kezar authors Teagle report on key lessons learned from 10 projects involved in Teagle-funded initiative.
  • Rall and Maxey featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

    Rall and Maxey featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

    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.
  • 5 doctoral students join the Pullias Center

    5 doctoral students join the Pullias Center

    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.
  • Adapting by Design: Delphi Project Update

    Adapting by Design: Delphi Project Update

    Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Maxey discuss the eroding foundations of the American professoriate and the implications this could have on the future of higher education. Read the executive summary
  • Constance Iloh receives USC PhD Achievement Award

    Constance Iloh receives USC PhD Achievement Award

    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 receives Presidential Award

    John Slaughter receives Presidential Award

    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.
  • Tierney speaks on ethical organizational cultures

    Tierney speaks on ethical organizational cultures

    On November 17, Bill Tierney spoke at the University of North George to outline 7 conditions that an organization must meet in order to foster a culture of innovation.
  • This Video Game Can Help Seniors Get into College

    This Video Game Can Help Seniors Get into College

    Mission: Admission and the Pullias Center’s games project was featured in the Los Angeles Times.
  • USC given $3.2 million to expand college admission game project

    USC given $3.2 million to expand college admission game project

    USA Today featured the Pullias Center’s games project as a recent recipient of a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • ASHE Conference 2014

    ASHE Conference 2014

    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 …
  • First in the World (FITW) Grant

    First in the World (FITW) Grant

    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.
  • USC is Among 24 Colleges and Universities Selected for "First In the World" grant

    USC is Among 24 Colleges and Universities Selected for "First In the World" grant

    KPCC featured the Pullias Center today as one of the recipients of the Department of Education’s “First in the World” grant.
  • Covered California Navigator Grant Awarded

    Covered California Navigator Grant Awarded

    Darnell Cole and his team received a second contract under the Covered California Navigator Grant Program. For more information about the grant, click here.
  • John Slaughter Receives NACME Award

    John Slaughter Receives NACME Award

    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)
  • Research Agenda for For‐Profit Colleges

    Research Agenda for For‐Profit Colleges

    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.
  • Tierney and Lanford receive Haynes Foundation grant

    Tierney and Lanford receive Haynes Foundation grant

    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.
  • Q&A with Adrianna Kezar on Changing Faculty

    Q&A with Adrianna Kezar on Changing Faculty

    The New England Journal of Higher Education sat down with Adrianna Kezar and discussed the changing faculty in higher education. Read the entire interview here.
  • Kezar Appointed Commissioner of WASC

    Kezar Appointed Commissioner of WASC

    Adrianna Kezar was appointed a commissioner of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). She began her role in July 2014. For more details, read here.
  • Punishing Public Service

    Punishing Public Service

    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

    Researchers aim to make college applications easier with games

    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.
  • Kezar Receives Contract to Evaluate CSU STEM Collaborative

    Kezar Receives Contract to Evaluate CSU STEM Collaborative

    Adrianna Kezar received a 3-year contract to evaluate a $4.6 million grant to further STEM student success. To read more about the CSU grant, click here.
  • Winning this game may just mean you get into the college of your choice

    Winning this game may just mean you get into the college of your choice

    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.
  • Tierney Elected to Membership in National Academy of Education

    Tierney Elected to Membership in National Academy of Education

    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.
  • Wrong Answer on Remediation

    Wrong Answer on Remediation

    William G. Tierney and Julia Duncheon talk about remediation in the community colleges. Read the article here.
  • What Justin Bieber Can Teach the New UC President

    What Justin Bieber Can Teach the New UC President

    In this op-ed article in The Huffington Post, William G. Tierney talks about what Janet Napolitano needs to do to succeed as the UC’s president. Read the article here.
  • Players & Professors: Game and Social Media Innovations in College Readiness, Access & Completion

    Players & Professors: Game and Social Media Innovations in College Readiness, Access & Completion

    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.
  • Tierney Awarded Fellowship at HKU

    Tierney Awarded Fellowship at HKU

    William G. Tierney has been awarded a visiting fellowship at the University of Hong Kong to build higher education studies. Read about it here.
  • Pullias get visitors from Malaysia

    Pullias get visitors from Malaysia

    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 Named ACE Fellow

    Kristan Venegas Named ACE Fellow

    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 Named Co-Director of Pullias Center

    Adrianna Kezar Named Co-Director of Pullias Center

    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.
  • Achieving Scale for STEM Reform

    Achieving Scale for STEM Reform

    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.
  • Making It Happen

    Making It Happen

    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.
  • Tierney Installed as AERA President

    Tierney Installed as AERA President

    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.