Welcome to the Higher Education Research Portal!
This research portal is intended to serve as a gateway to organized resources related to research and teaching in Higher Education. If you would like additional tools and/or resources included, please send an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As your Education Liaison Librarian, I provide information about news resources (electronic and print), request resources you feel would be beneficial to the program, and collaborate and consult you Higher Education faculty and students. I am available to instruct classes at your convenience. I am also available for one-on-one research assistance in person, by phone or e-mail. Need help? Just ask — I look forward to working with you! The tabs which run across the top of the page link you to:
- Resources: Links to databases which includes articles/books on higher education administration and management; community colleges; conference proceedings; distance education; dissertations and theses; funding and grants; information technology; international education; legislation; library catalogs; minorities and gender; planning and policy development; professional organizations; program evaluation; publishing; research; statistics; students services; teaching methods and curriculum; and testing and evaluation.
- Journals: Frequently used scholarly journals (except as noted) focusing on administration and management, change and development, community colleges, evaluation, higher education, international education, law, minorities and gender, planning and policy, research, student services, teaching methods and curriculum, tests and measurements, and theory and practice in higher education.
- Find Statistics: Resources and organizations related to conducting research in education. Primary focus is on types of research including: case studies, ethnographic research, focus groups, basic methodology, mixed methods research, qualitative statistics, quantitative statistics, standards of evaluation, and survey design.
- Links: Web resources and organizations on higher education accreditation; community colleges; distance education; government; higher education issues; information technology, law and policy; leadership; professional organizations; research; undergraduate education.
Sage Research Methods
An online research methods product helps you to design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct the research, and write up the findings. Click here to begin searching
Globalisation, higher education, the labour market and inequality (Click title to access article)
Ben Wildavsky, Andrew P. Kelly, and Kevin Carey (eds.) (April 2011)
At the heart of the volume is the realization that higher education must evolve in fundamental ways if it is to respond to changing professional, economic, and technological circumstances, and if it is to successfully reach and prepare a vast population of students—traditional and nontraditional alike—for success in the coming decades. This collection of articles examines the current higher education environment and its chronic resistance to change; the rise of for-profit universities; the potential future role of community colleges in a significantly revised higher education realm; and the emergence of online learning as a means to reshape teaching and learning and to reach new consumers of higher education.
Data Services is a new group within University Libraries to support the research and instruction needs of Mason’s data researchers. Data Services provides help with locating and utilizing numeric, statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data. In addition, they provide access to Federal and Virginia Depository publications as well as the map collection. Services include:
- Assisting with finding, using and acquiring numerical, statistical and geospatial data.
- Helping with using data archives such as ICPSR, the Roper Center, and more.
- Offering access to a variety of GIS and statistical software packages, and assisting with data translation.
- Providing workshops and course-related library instruction on finding and using numeric data sets and on GIS related topics.
- Assisting with creating data management plans required by grant applications, such as NSF, as well as providing support with data archiving.
- They are available for consulting in-person, by phone, and e-mail and are available for class instruction. For more details visit http://dataservices.gmu.edu.