USC Rossier in the Media, June 2018

July 5, 2018

Inside Higher Ed published commentary by Stephen Aguilar about the importance of networking. Aguilar outlined strategies and techniques that can make the practice easier for those who are apprehensive about the task and for seasoned professionals. (June 28, 2018)

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education quoted Shaun R. Harper on the impact of Melvin C. Terrell’s work and on the value of a new book in the Festschrift tradition celebrating Terrell’s retirement by examining his academic work. (June 28, 2018)

Inside Higher Ed published commentary by PhD student Kate Kennedy on how institutional culture needs to be examined, and assumptions challenged, before systemic changes can occur within an organization. Kennedy referenced a former doctor from USC’s student health center. (June 28, 2018)

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education quoted Shaun R. Harper on the need for scholarly research on the impact of educational practices on Black girls. (June 27, 2018)

NPR highlighted research by Bradley Marianno, a USC Rossier PhD candidate, and colleagues on how the Supreme Court’s decision in the Janus case to end agency fees for non-members of teacher’s unions may impact the union’s ability to bargain. (June 27, 2018)

EducationDive highlighted research by Julie A. Marsh and colleagues that found most school superintendents in California would prefer if they had greater flexibility with California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds. The researchers also found that school leadership did not believe existing funding levels were enough to improve service for low-income students, children in foster care and English-learners. (June 27, 2018)

The Hechinger Report quoted Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang about how curiosity can help students remember stories and characters better. (June 27, 2018)

The Associated Press highlighted a report produced by Estela Mara Bensimon and Debbie Hanson on the systemic inequalities for students of color at the United States Coast Guard Academy. The story was also featured in The New York Times, The Day and The Connecticut Mirror. (June 26, 2018)

PBS Newshour cited comments by Don Hossler of the USC Rossier Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice on the calculation schools make when deciding whether to require standardized test scores for admission. Hossler was similarly quoted in Inside Higher Ed. (June 19, 2018)

The New York Times quoted Don Hossler of CERPP on the use of personality traits in the admission process, following a complaint lodged against Harvard University for bias against Asian-American applicants. (June 17, 2018)

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Estela Mara Bensimon on concerns related to diversity hiring in higher education. (June 17, 2018)

Inside Higher Ed featured a report on California’s move toward performance-based funding for community college by Tatiana Melguizo of the USC Rossier School and colleagues. (June 15, 2018)

The Texas Tribune quoted Ron Avi Astor about the need for positive school climates as a factor in deterring violence in schools. (June 12, 2018)

The Motley Fool mentioned partnerships between USC Rossier and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and online education provider 2U. (June 3, 2018)

Public Radio International quoted Sumun L. Pendakur of the USC Race and Equity Center about the expansion of higher education programs focused on Asian Americans. (June 1, 2018)