Hugo Garcia

Hugo Garcia
Texas Tech University | TTU ·  Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership

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In this chapter, the experiences of mid‐level business and finance staff positions in private colleges are explored to illuminate how they engage the campus environment as they help navigate their institutional fiscal vitality through the lens of empowerment theory. Through qualitative interviewers, findings include how they negotiate shared govern...
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Globalization has changed the landscape of higher education. The purpose of this study is to enhance understanding of how higher education leaders are engaging emerging questions about successful leadership, particularly when it comes to international student populations in times of crisis. Guided by the Intercultural Leadership framework, this com...
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The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world we live in in the most invasive ways. Higher education institutions around the globe are faced with new emerging questions about successful leadership, particularly when it comes to the international campus population in times of crisis. Supported by Grounded Theory, this comparative case study ill...
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The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic presented a unique global crisis that institutions of higher education were forced to engage with simultaneously. In this study, we provide insight into the use of websites by institutions in the United States (U.S.) during the pandemic. The sample for this study included public flagship universities within...
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International students are more likely to experience mental health issues and increased stress. Mental health is often surrounded by negative societal stigmas that act as barriers to seeking support and tend to lead to greater mental health concerns. International students tend to seek socioemotional support from other international student peers r...
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Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) have the potential to increase access, persistence, and completion of students who have historically been marginalized. In this chapter, we explore the ways MSIs serve the needs of students of color in the community college sector. Specifically, we explore MSIs from the community college sector since much of the...
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Using a critical lens, this article discusses some of the most common recommendations for human resource and community college leaders on how to respond to budget cuts to student affairs and support services at community colleges. Student affairs and support services are often the first to experience budget cuts in higher education, yet little is k...
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Colleges across the world have increased the representation of international students. This increase is associated with a desire to globalize, while others see international student growth as an opportunity for additional revenue, with some past research labeling these students the “cash cow." The services offered to these students has been called...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to create a model of English learners’ (ELs) persistence based on theory and empirical research. Findings from this research informs community college educators in helping ELs persist and guide future research regarding this important student population. Method: We examined ELs’ persistence using structura...
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This study explores how mid-level administrators working in international student service centers make meaning of their roles and perceive the support their institutions provide. Utilizing critical discourse analysis and the theoretical framework of empowerment, this study reveals the social problems, power struggles, and avenues mid-level administ...
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This chapter uses feminist and empowerment theories as a framework to examine how women in mid‐level professional leadership perceive their level of influence and define leadership. Results indicate that empowerment behaviors are central when these women engage in opportunities to influence institutional decision‐making, in the ways they identify i...
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This chapter uses the Job, Career, Calling conceptual framework to explore the career motivations of 119 mid‐level administrators in international higher education. Further, the primary job responsibilities of the mid‐level administrators are also examined to determine if work aligns with motivation. We find that international center directors ofte...
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International student services centers (ISSC) at postsecondary institutions in the United States are central to supporting international students' transition and adjustment needs. As leaders of these units, ISSC directors are "managerial professionals" (MPs), exhibiting characteristics of both traditional academic and administrative roles. These qu...
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This chapter illuminates the ways in which community colleges can develop and enhance their community-engaged scholarship (CES) to ensure they meet the needs of the local communities they are a part of. Indeed, community-engaged scholarship (CES) has been seen as a vehicle to support local communities by creating partnerships with postsecondary ins...
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This preface presents the papers included in this Special Series of the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education. This special series was put together in an effort to show the interconnectedness of our world through globalization and internationalization within higher education. A qualitative conceptual analysis of the themes a...
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Aim/Purpose: While there are studies that examine the experience of LGB or international students, we are not aware of any study that examines both intersectionalities. In this study, we attempt to be the first to examine the experiences of international LGB students and the resources they utilize on campuses. Background: This research provides an...
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Research on dual credit (DC) programs highlights the benefits including enhanced post-secondary access, higher GPAs, lower remediation, increased persistence, and higher graduation rates. Most of this work focuses on students, analyzing local, state, and federal data. The purpose of this study is to present the perspectives of high school support s...
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International student enrollment in higher education has risen in the United States for the past several decades. Along with the increase within 4-year institutions, the number of international students at community colleges also continues to rise. Open Doors reports there were 91,648 total international students enrolled in community college for t...
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Mission statements have been a staple of higher education institutions for decades, but little is known of how they are used as a tool for institutional decision-making. Using three distinct data sources, this study relies on framing theory to analyse the perceptions of university presidents in the United States on the role of mission statements in...
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The rising cost of higher education has driven researchers and practitioners alike to identify areas of waste and search for practices associated with increasing efficiency. One area commonly targeted is human resources, where the dominant narrative focuses on the role of downsizing as a way to decrease cost. In contrast to workforce reduction, ins...
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Purpose: For several decades, human and financial resources have been the focus of academic institutions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields of study because of low matriculation and graduation involving diverse student populations. However, there is a paucity of research about pathways to doctoral-level education and complet...
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In recent years, technology has made it possible, and at times critical, for college and university presidents to increase their campus-wide public communication. However, there is little research that analyses these frequent and timely presidential communications. Using grounded theory, this study took steps to fill this gap by analysing the unpre...
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Community colleges are increasingly important places for language minority students to access higher education. Unfortunately, this group of students is the least likely to persist in terms of re-enrollment, degree completion, or transfer to four-year institutions. In this study, we used structured equation modeling with a sample of 10,637 language...
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While the enrollment trends of international students studying in universities and four-year colleges have been well documented over the recent years, there is evidence that international students are also enrolling at higher rates in community colleges. Although the issues and student service needs and trends of international students studying at...
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This chapter presents demographic characteristics of contingent faculty across and within higher education sectors. The descriptive data provide insight into how each sector's hiring patterns have changed over the past 30 years. Results indicate that regardless of institutional type, the role of contingent faculty has increased and will likely cont...
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Postsecondary institutions are complex hierarchical organizations with a shared governance structure as its hallmark. This chapter focuses on the role of mid-level staff within higher education and their role in shared governance.
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Being cognizant of international matters and understanding of cultures other than one's own are standards that indicate global citizen readiness. Cultural competency and international mindfulness inherently fosters opportunities for dialogue and developing relations between countries. Higher education students in the United States are instructed in...
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International student mobility in higher education has gained currency as an important topic in today’s global, political, and economic environment. United States postsecondary institutions are working to expand their international student population to increase revenue and diversity. The current higher education and economic context has produced a...
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This introduction chapter presents descriptive statistics on the postsecondary faculty population in the United States and highlights the progressing diversity and growing number of minority, women, and international faculty
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To help students through the difficult process of transfer, many institutions nationwide have developed Transfer Centers, physical locations where students can come to learn more about the transfer process. The mission of Transfer Centers is to promote and support community college students who are seeking to transfer to four-year institutions. The...

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The purpose of this study is to better understand how university presidents from multiple countries engage in crisis leadership. We utilize the COVID-19 pandemic as the common experience for a multi-institution case study. The study is divided into three main topics: 1) What is the role of the president in times of crisis and how do they fulfill that role? 2) What is the role of the institutional mission and history when experiencing a crisis?/ How do presidents make decisions during times of crisis? 3) Given the global nature of higher education, how do presidents engage international students during a global crisis?