Articles & Book Chapters

2016

Equity and Policy

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Witham, K. (2016). Five principles for enacting equity by design. Diversity and Democracy, The Equity Imperative. Winter 2016, Volume 19, No 1.

Ching, C. D., & Bensimon, E. M. (2016). College-going rates. In K. Lomotey (Ed.), Contemporary issues for people of color: Living, working and learning in the US. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

2015

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Dowd, A. C., Bishop, R. M., & Bensimon, E. M. (2015). Critical action research on race and equity in higher education. In Martinez-Aleman, A. M., Bensimon, E. M., & Pusser, B.  (Eds.) Critical approaches to the study of higher education. (pp. 174-192) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Felix, E. R., Bensimon, E. M., Hanson, D., Gray, J., & Klingsmith, L. (2015). Developing agency for equity-minded change. In E. L. Castro (Ed.), Equity in Practice: Critical Inquiry in Community College Contexts. Special volume for New Directions for Community College. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Martínez-Alemán, A. M., Pusser, B., & Bensimon, E. M. (2015). Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Dowd, A.C., & Bensimon, E. M. (2015). Engaging the “race question”: Accountability and equity in U.S. higher education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Whitham, K., Chase, M., Bensimon, E., Hanson, D., & Longanecker, D. (2015). Moving the Attainment Agenda from Policy to Action. Change: The Magazine for Higher Learning, 47(4), 6-15.

2014

Financing

Dowd, A. C., & Shieh, L. T. (2014). The implications of state fiscal policies for community colleges. In R. B. Head, T. H. Bers & J. C. Palmer (Eds.), Budget and finance in the American community college (Vol. 168, pp. 53-63). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Transfer

Chase, M. M. (2014). Culture, Politics, and Policy Interpretation: How Practitioners Make Sense of a Transfer Policy in a 2-Year College. Educational Policy. Retrieved from http://epx.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/11/26/0895904814563382.

2013

HSIs and STEM

Chase, M. M., Bensimon, E. M., Shieh, L. T., Jones, T., & Dowd, A. C. (2013). Constraints and opportunities for practitioner agency in STEM programs in Hispanic serving community colleges. In R. T. Palmer & J. L. Wood (Eds.), Community Colleges and STEM: Examining Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities (pp. 172-192). New York: Routledge.

Dowd, A. C., Sawatzky, M., Rall, R. M., & Bensimon, E. M. (2012). Action research: An essential practice for Twenty-First Century assessment. In R. T. Palmer, D. C. Maramba & M. Gasman (Eds.), Fostering success of ethnic and racial minorities in STEM: The role of Minority Serving Institutions. New York: Routledge.

Transfer

Dowd, A. C., Pak, J. H., & Bensimon, E. M. (2013). The role of institutional agents in promoting transfer access. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 21(15). Retrieved February 27, 2013, from http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/1187. This article is part of EPAA/AAPE’s Special Issue on The American Community College in the 21st Century, Guest Edited by Dr. Jeanne M. Powers and Amelia M. Topper.

Financing

Dowd, A. C., & Shieh, L. T. (2013). Community College Financing: Equity, Efficiency, and Accountability. The NEA 2013 Almanac of Higher Education: National Education Association.

2012

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E.M (2012) The equity scorecard: Theory of change. In E. M. Bensimon & L. E. Malcolm (Eds.), Confronting Equity Issues on Campus. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Bensimon, E. M., & Bishop, R. (2012) “Why “Critical”? The Need for New Ways of Knowing.. In E. M. Bensimon & R. Bishop (Eds.), “The Review of Higher Education: A Special Issue: Critical Perspectives on Race and Equity.” (Vol. 36): Johns Hopkins University Press.

Bensimon, E. M., & Bishop, R. (Eds.).(2012) “The Review of Higher Education: A Special Issue: Critical Perspectives on Race and Equity.” (Fall 2012 ed. Vol. 36, No. 1, Supplement): Johns Hopkins University Press

Bensimon, E. M., & Chase, M. M. “Equity Scorecard for Higher Education.” Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Ed. James A. Banks. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2012. 813-17. SAGE Reference Online. Web. 10 Jul. 2012.

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Longanecker, D., & Witham, K. (2012): We Have Goals. Now What?, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 44:6, 14-25

Bensimon, E.M. & Hanson, D.A. (2012) The equity scorecard process: Tools, practices, and methods. In E. M. Bensimon & L. E. Malcolm (Eds.), Confronting Equity Issues on Campus. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Bensimon, E. M., & Harris III, F. (2012). The mediational means of enacting equity-mindedness among community college practitioners. In E. M. Bensimon & L. E. Malcolm (Eds.), Confronting Equity Issues on Campus: Implementing the Equity Scorecard in Theory and Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Bensimon, E. M., & Malcom, L. E. (2012). Confronting Equity Issues on Campus: Implementing the Equity Scorecard in Theory and Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Chase, M. M., Dowd, A. C., Bordoloi Pazich, L., & Bensimon, E. M. (2012). Transfer Equity for “Minoritized” Students: A Critical Policy Analysis of Seven States. Educational Policy. Retrieved from here.

Dowd, A. C. (2012). Developing supportive STEM community college to four-year college and university transfer ecosystems

Developing Supportive STEM Community College to Four-Year College and University Transfer Ecosystems Steve Olson and Jay B. Labov, and Universities, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, Division on Policy and Global Affairs; Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Science Education, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Engineering Education Program Office, National Academy of Engineering and Teacher Advisory Council, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (Ed.), Community College in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Dowd, A. C., Bishop, R., Bensimon, E. M., & Witham, K. (2012). Accountability for equity in postsecondary education. In K. S. Gallagher, R. Goodyear, D. J. Brewer & R. Rueda (Eds.), Urban education: a model for leadership and policy. New York: Routledge.

Dowd, A. C., Malcom, L. E., Nakamoto, J., & Bensimon, E. M. (2012). Institutional researchers as teachers and equity advocates: Facilitating organizational learning and change. In E. M. Bensimon & L. E. Malcolm (Eds.), Confronting Equity Issues on Campus. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Pena, E.V, Harris, F., & Bensimon, E.M. (2012) Chronicling the change process. In E. M. Bensimon & L. E. Malcolm (Eds.), Confronting Equity Issues on Campus. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Witham, K. A., & Bensimon, E. M. (2012). Creating a culture of inquiry around equity and student success. In S. D. Museus & U. M. Jayakumar (Eds.), Creating campus cultures: Fostering success among racially diverse student populations (pp. 46-67). New York: Routledge.

HSIs and STEM

Chase, M. M., Bensimon, E. M., Shieh, L. T., Jones, T., & Dowd, A. C. (in press). Constraints and opportunities for practitioner agency in STEM programs in Hispanic serving community colleges. In J. L. Wood & R. T. Palmer (Eds.), Examining the role of community colleges in STEM production: A focus on underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities: Routledge.

Dowd, A. C., Sawatzky, M., Rall, R. M., & Bensimon, E. M. (2012). Action research: An essential practice for Twenty-First Century assessment. In R. T. Palmer, D. C. Maramba & M. Gasman (Eds.), Fostering success of ethnic and racial minorities in STEM: The role of Minority Serving Institutions. New York: Routledge.

Malcom, L. E., & Dowd, A. C. (2012). The Impact of undergraduate debt on the graduate school enrollment of STEM baccalaureates. The Review of Higher Education, 35(2).

2011

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bustillos, L.T., Rueda, R., & Bensimon, E.M. (2011). Faculty views of underrepresented students in community college settings: Cultural models and cultural practices. In P.R. Portes & S. Salas (Eds.), Vygotsky in 21st century society: Advances in cultural historical theory and praxis with non-dominant communities (pp.199-213). New York: Peter Lang.

Baldwin, C., Bensimon, E.M., Dowd, A.C., & Kleiman, L. (2011). Measuring student success. In R. Head (Ed.), New Directions for Community Colleges: Vol. 153, Spring 2011. Institutional Effectiveness. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Dowd, A. C., Sawatzky, M., & Korn, R. (2011). Theoretical Foundations and a Research Agenda to Validate Measures of Intercultural Effort. The Review of Higher Education, 53(1).

Stanton-Salazar, R. D. (2011). A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents and their role in the empowerment of low-status youth. Youth and Society, 43(3), 1066-1109.

Transfer

Dowd, A.C. (2011). Improving Transfer Access for Low-Income Community College Students. In A. Kezar (Ed.), Recognizing and serving low-income students in higher education: An examination of institutional policies, practices and culture (pp. 217-231). New York: Routledge.

2010

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E. M., Dowd, A. C., Daniels III, J. E., & Walden, D. (2010). Long-term partners for serving Los Angeles’ African American and Latino students: USC’s Center for Urban Education and Los Angeles Southwest College. College bound: Strategies for access and success for low-income students (pp. 34-45). Los Angeles: USC Office of Government and Civic Engagement.

Harris III, F., Bensimon, E. M., & Bishop, R. (2010). The Equity Scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color. In C. Edley, Jr. & J. Ruiz de Velasco (Eds.), Changing places: How communities will improve the health of boys of color (pp. 277-308). Berkeley: University of California Press.

Stanton-Salazar, R. D. (2010). A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents and their role in the empowerment of low-status youth. Youth and Society, 42(2), 1-44.

2009

Transfer

Melguizo, T., & Dowd, A.C. (2009). Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four year college juniors. Teachers College Record, 111(1), 55-89.

2008

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Dowd, A. C. (2008). The community college as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access “saga” to outcome equity. Harvard Educational Review, 77(4), 407-419.

Harris III, F., III, & Bensimon, E.M. (2008). The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assessing and responding to racial/ethnic disparities in student outcomes. In S. R. Harper & L. D. Patton (Eds.), New directions for student services: Responding to the Realities of Race on Campus. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Financial Aid/Debt & Higher Education Finance

Dowd, A. C. (2008). Dynamic interactions and intersubjectivity: Challenges to causal modeling in studies of college student debt. Review of Educational Research, 78(2), 232-259.

HSIs

Contreras, F. E., Malcom, L. E., & Bensimon, E. M. (2008). Contreras_An equity-based accountability framework for Hispanic Serving Institutions In M. Gasman, B. Baez & C. Turner (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Minority Serving Institutions. SUNY Press.

Transfer

Dowd, A. C., Cheslock J., & Melguizo, T. (2008). Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s. Journal of Higher Education, 79(4): 1-31.

Dowd, A. C., & Melguizo, T. (2008). Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s. Review of Higher Education, 31(4), 377-400.

2007

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E. M. (2007). The underestimated significance of practitioner knowledge in the scholarship of student success. The Review of Higher Education, 30(4), 441-469.

Bensimon, E. M., Rueda, R., Dowd, A. C., & Harris III, F. (2007). Accountability, equity, and practitioner learning and change. Metropolitan, 18(3), 28-45.

Dowd, A. C., & Tong, V. P. (2007). Accountability, assessment, and the scholarship of “best practice”. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Handbook of Higher Education (Vol. 22, pp. 57-119): Springer Publishing.

Financial Aid/Debt & Higher Education Finance

Dowd, A. C. (2007). Community colleges as gateways and gatekeepers: Moving beyond the access ‘Sage’ toward outcome equity. Harvard Educational Review, 77(4).

Dowd, A. C., & Grant, J. L. (2007). Equity effects of entrepreneurial community college revenues. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 31(3), 231-244.

2006

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E. M. (2006). Learning equity-mindedness: Equality in educational outcomes. The Academic Workplace, 1(17), 2-21.

Bensimon, E. M., Hao, L., & Bustillos, L. T. (2006). Measuring the state of equity in higher education. In P. Gándara, G. Orfield & C. Horn (Eds.), Leveraging promise and expanding opportunity in higher education. Albany: SUNY Press.

Pena, E. V., Bensimon, E. M., & Colyar, J. (2006). Contextual problem defining: Learning to think and act. Liberal Education, 92(2), 48-55.

Financial Aid/Debt & Higher Education Finance

Dowd, A. C., & Coury, T. (2006). The effect of loans on the persistence and attainment of community college students. Research in Higher Education, 47(1), 33-62.

Dowd, A. C., & Grant, J. L. (2006). Equity and efficiency of community college appropriations: The role of local financing. Review of Higher Education, 29(2), 167-194.

2005

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bauman, G. L. (2005). Promoting organizational learning in higher education to achieve equity in educational outcomes. In A. Kezar (Ed.), Organizational learning in higher education (Vol. 131). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bensimon, E. M. (2005). Closing the achievement gap in higher education: An organizational learning perspective. In A. Kezar (Ed.), Organizational learning in higher education (Vol. 131). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

2004

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E. M. (2004). The diversity scorecard: A learning approach to institutional change. Change, 36, 45-52.

Bensimon, E. M., Polkinghorne, D. E., Bauman, G. L., & Vallejo, E. (2004).Doing research that makes a difference. Journal of Higher Education, 75(1), 104-126.

Financial Aid/Debt & Higher Education Finance

Dowd, A. C. (2004). Community college revenue disparities: What accounts for an urban college deficit? Urban Review, 36(4), 251-270.

Dowd, A. C. (2004).Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 12(21), 1-33.

2003

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E. M., Polkinghorne, D. E., & Bauman, G. (2003). The accountability side of diversity. Diversity Digest, 7(1,2), 14-15.

Dowd, A. C. (2003). From access to outcome equity: Revitalizing the democratic mission of the community college. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 586(March), 92-119.

Prior to 2003

Equity, Inquiry, Organizational Learning and Leadership

Bensimon, E. M., & Soto, Marta (1997). Can We Rebuild Civic Life Without A Multiracial University? ProQuest Research Library.

Bensimon, E. M., & Neumann, A. (1993). Redesigning collegiate leadership: Teams and teamwork in higher education. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.