Vasti Torres
Indiana University
Publications 55
Immigration issues continue to generate attention and vigorous debate at national and international levels; some of these discussions involve immigrant students and issues pertaining to higher education (e.g., DREAM Act). Camarota (2007) noted that from 2000 to 2007, 10.3 million immigrants arrived—the highest 7-year period of immigration in United States history. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 24.3 million immigrants were reported in 1995; that number grew to 31.8 million in 2...
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#1Mary Ziskin (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 9
#2Mary Ann FischerH-Index: 1
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Based on 22 focus groups conducted at institutions located in a Midwestern metropolitan region, this study explores working, commuting and adult-learner college students’ implicit theories about financial aid policy and seeks to understand how students make sense of their own experiences in paying for college. The institutions participating in the study included two region-serving public universities and two campuses of a multi-campus community college. In analyzing the data, we draw in part on ...
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#1Doug ShapiroH-Index: 7
#2Afet DundarH-Index: 6
Last.Vasti TorresH-Index: 20
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#1Jacob P. K. Gross (University of Louisville)H-Index: 10
#2Vasti Torres (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 20
Last.Desiree D. Zerquera (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 5
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Using event history analysis, this study investigated to what extent differentiated forms of aid affected the educational attainment of various student populations with particular interest on the Latinos/as within this emerging settlement state: Indiana. Findings suggest that the effects of aid are moderated by race and ethnicity. State grants, primarily need-based, played a significant if not modest role in encouraging persistence among Latino students, more so than peers from other racial/ethn...
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#1Vasti Torres (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 20
#2Arthur Viterito (College of Southern Maryland)H-Index: 2
Last.Susan Johnson (Lumina Foundation)H-Index: 1
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This assessment considers the sustainability of initiatives begun as a result of participation in the Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI). Case studies were conducted at eight community colleges, and quantitative data was gathered from the U.S. Census, the Department of Labor, and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Elements that helped the colleges sustain initiatives beyond the funding cycle are discussed.
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