Research and Occasional Papers Series

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The Center for Studies in Higher Education publishes online research papers and essays that reflect multidisciplinary fields, contribute to influencing and expanding the body of research on higher education, and enhance dialogue among educators, policy makers, and the public.

The CSHE Research and Occasional Paper Series (ROPS) includes working papers, original research studies, reflective essays by authors affiliated with CSHE, and major reports generated by CSHE related research projects. Authors are responsible for the content, and the views and interpretations expressed are not necessarily those of CSHE's research staff and other affiliated researchers. Questions regarding the content of individual ROPS contributions and CSHE research reports should be directed to the authors. 

For details about each paper, including an abstract, please click on its title below.

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ROPS Contact

John A. Douglass, Ph.D.
Editor and Series Director
Center for Studies in Higher Education
University of California, Berkeley
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Berkeley, CA  94720-4650