Faculty and students present at the 2012 Association for the Study of Higher Education national conference

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Faculty and students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will present at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) national conference and its pre-conference held November 14-17 in The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2012 Conference’s theme is Freedom to Learn. The Association for the Study of Higher Education promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education. ASHE is a scholarly society with about 2,000 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study. ASHE is committed to diversity in its programs and membership, and has enjoyed extraordinary success in involving graduate students in Association activities.

Wednesday, November 14

10 – 11:30 am
Council on Ethnic Participation Pre-Conference Forum
“Examining and Furthering the Higher Education Equity Agenda: The Critical Role of Social Science in the Legal Debate over Affirmative Action”
Patricia Marin - University of California, Santa Barbara
Catherine Horn - University of Houston
Michal Kurlaender - University of California, Davis
Stella Flores - Vanderbilt University
Liliana Garces - George Washington University
Brera 6

1:30 – 2:45 pm
Council for Public Policy in Higher Education Pre-Conference Schedule
“Higher Education and Affirmative Action: Understanding and Enhancing the Use of Policy Research in Informing Decision-Making”
Catherine Horn - University of Houston
Patricia Marin - University of California, Santa Barbara
Condessa 4

Thursday, November 15

3:45 – 5 pm
Nontraditional Paths to Degree Attainment
Research and Scholarly Papers
Discussant: Cynthia Hudley - University of California - Santa Barbara
Condessa 6

Friday, November 16

8 – 8:45 am
“Towards a New Engagement Framework in Higher Education: Comparing Students’ Course Engagement to Instructors’ Predicted Engagement Outcomes”
Juan Espinosa - University of California, Santa Barbara
Myley Dang - University of California, Santa Barbara
John Yun - University of California, Santa Barbara
Gracia 4-8

1:30 – 2:45 pm
Latent Class Analysis in Higher Education
Symposium
Karen Nylund-Gibson - University of California, Santa Barbara
Nida Denson - University of Western Sydney
Marsha Ing - University of California, Riverside
Antonio Curtis - University of California, Riverside
Christine Victorino - Pitzer College
Brera 4

Saturday, November 17

3 – 4:15 pm
Collaborating to Compete: Partnerships in Research and Technology
“A Framework for Developing Long-term Public-Private Partnerships in Higher Education”
John Yun - University of California, Santa Barbara
Alma Boutin-Martinez - University of California, Santa Barbara
Prashant Rajvaidya - Mosaic Network, Inc.
Patricia Marin - University of California, Santa Barbara
Edwin Hunt - University of California, Santa Barbara
Condessa 9

[Presenters from the Gevirtz School are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]