CSHE Working Papers

These papers have been produced by CSHE faculty, graduate assistants and affiliates, and disseminate the results of research conducted at CSHE. For questions regarding each paper, please contact the individual author(s).

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WP-11: Cheslock, John & Callie, Trina. "How Do Public Higher Education Institutions Adjust Their Salary Structure and Faculty Composition in Response to Financial Challenges?", September 2011. Full text.

WP-10: Heller, Donald, Hendrickson, Robert, Griffin, Kimberly, Timmerman III, Theodore & Gilbert, Claire. "Veterans' Education in Science and Engineering: Evaluation Design," July 2011. Research report supported by the National Science Foundation (#0958290). Full text.

WP-9: Gilbert, Claire & Heller, Donald. "The Truman Commission and its Impact on Federal Higher Education Policy from 1947 to 2010," November 2010. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN. Full text.

WP-8: Heller, Donald & Callender, Claire. "Institutional Grant Aid in the United States and England: A Comparative Analysis," November 2010. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN. Full text.

WP-7: Hughes, Rodney, Frick Cardelle, Rachel, Cheslock, John & Heller, Donald. "Institutional Aid and its Impact on Student Need," November 2010. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN.  Full text.

WP-6: Geiger, Roger & Heller, Donald. "Financial Trends in Higher Education: The United States," January 2011. (Peking University Education Review). Full text.

WP-5: Cheslock, John & Hughes, Rodney. "Differences Across States in Higher Education Finance Policy," September 2010.  Full text. [This paper has since been published in the Journal of Education Finance, 36(4).]

WP-4: Cheslock, John & Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia. "Multilevel Analysis in Higher Education Research: A Multidisciplinary Approach," August 2010.  Full text. [This paper has since been published in the Higher Education: Handbook of Theory & Research, Volume 26.]

WP-3: Geiger, Roger. "Postmortem for the Current Era: Change in American Higher Education, 1980-2010," July 2010.  Full text.

WP-2: Reason, Robert; Evensen, Dorothy & Heller, Donald. "Evaluation of Pennsylvania's Act 101 Programs," October 2009.  Full text.

WP-1: Geiger, Roger. "Corporate-Sponsored Research at Penn State: Report to the Office of the Vice President for Research," April 2008.  Full text.