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Presentations, Publications, & Working Papers

Laura Perna

Perna, L.W. & Orosz, K. (Eds.) (2016, July). Higher Education Internationalization and Economic-Political Transitions. Publications
Perna, L.W. & Orosz, K. (2016, July). Higher education internationalization in the context of ongoing economic-political transtitions. Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 6(1), 1-18. Publications
(2016, February). Technology: The Solution to Higher Education’s Pressing Problems?. Perna, L. W., & Ruiz, R. (2016). Technology: The Solution to Higher Education’s Pressing Problems?. In M. B. Bastedo, P.G. Altbach & P.J. Gumport (Eds.), American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges (4th ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. Publications
Perna, Laura W. (2016, January 15). Connecting Research and State Policy: Implications for Academic Researchers and Intermediary Organizations.  With the goal of identifying ways to improve connections between academic research and policy- making, Lumina Foundation convened a small group of academic researchers and leaders of intermediary organizations. From this convening came a number of recommendations. These recommendations are designed for academic researchers and the leadership of intermediary organizations who share the goal of improving postsecondary attainment in the United States. This brief summarizes these recommendations. . Publications
Perna, L.W. (2016, January). Sexual Violence on Campus . (What's AHEAD: Key Trends in Higher Education No. 8). Philadelphia, PA: Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Publications
Ruby, A., Perna, L., Boruch, R., & Wang, N. (2015, December). Are there metrics for MOOCS from Social Media?. Ruby, A., Perna, L., Boruch, R., & Wang, N. (2015). Are There Metrics for MOOCS From Social Media?. Online Learning Journal, 19(5).. Publications
Perna, L.W. (2015, November 2). Guest Editor's Column: Preparing for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act . Perna, Laura W. (2015) "Guest Editor’s Column: Preparing for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act," Journal of Student
Financial Aid, 45
(3). Retrieved from http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol45/iss3/1..
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Perna, L.W. (2015, October). College Affordability: Is Free Community College Tuition the Answer?. (What's AHEAD: Key Trends in Higher Education No. 7). Philadelphia, PA: Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Publications
Eckel, P.D. and Perna, L.W. (2015, June). Public Perceptions of Higher Education: Is it Worth the Cost?. (What's AHEAD: Key Trends in Higher Education No. 6). Philadelphia, PA: Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Publications
Perna, L.W. (2015, March 30). Promoting College Access & Completion: The Role of Public Policy & Institutional Practice. Invited presentation to the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education. Presentations
Perna, L.W. (2015, March). Higher Education Leaders: What Institutional Decisions Do They Influence? . (What's AHEAD: Key Trends in Higher Education No. 5). Philadelphia, PA: Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Publications
Perna, L.W., Orosz, K., Jumakulov, Z., Kishtentayeva, M., & Ashirbekov, A. (2015, February). Understanding the programmatic and contextual forces that influence participation in a government-sponsored student mobility program. Higher Education, 69, 173-188. Publications
Cahalan, M., & Perna, L.W. (2015, February). Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 45-Year Trend Report. Publications
Perna, L.W., Orosz, K., & Jumakulov, Z. (2015, January). Understanding the human capital benefits of a government-funded international scholarship program: An exploration of Kazakhstan's Bolashak program. International Journal of Educational Development. Publications
Perna, L.W. (2014, December). Reflections on Tinto’s South African lectures. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2(2), 29-38. Publications
Perna, L.W., Ruby, A., Boruch, R., Wang, N., Scull, J., Ahmad, S., & Evans, C. (2014, December). Moving through MOOCs: Understanding the progression of users in MOOCs. Educational Researcher, 43, 421-432. Publications
Jumakulov, Z. Orosz, K., Perna, L. W. (2014, November 14). Minimising brain drain: The pros and cons. University World News. Publications
Perna, L. W., Ruby, A., Boruch, R., Wang, N., Scull, J., Ahmad, S., & Evans, C. (2014, May 5). "Sequential flow". Excerpt from unpublished manuscript, Life cycle of a million MOOC users.. Policy Briefs
Zemsky, R., Shaman, S., & Perna, L. W. (2014, May). Making sense of a looking glass world. Working paper from The Consumer-Based Institutional Market Segmentation Project. Working Papers
Perna, L. W., Ruby, A. (2014, May). Heavy weather: Fiscal Clouds and MOOC Waves in the Sunshine State. Times Higher Education. Publications
Perna, L. W., Ruby, A. (2014, May). Cautious towards MOOCs. ScienceGuide. Publications
Perna, L.W. (2014, April). What might we learn from research about traditional colleges and universities. Invited presentation for Developing a research agenda: Tax-paying colleges and universities/For-profit higher education, hosted by University of Southern California Center for Higher Education and the DeVry Education Group. Presentations
Perna, L. W. (2014, April). How close are we to the college degree completion goal? Current trends and future projections. Invited Division J (Postsecondary Education) Vice Presidential Session, American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. Presentations
Perna, L. W. (2014, March). Promoting college access and success for all students. Keynote address to the 75th Annual Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities, Baton Rouge, LA. Presentations
Perna, L. W.   (2014, March). MOOCs: Education’s holy grail or the great illusion?. Seminar for the 25th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL. Presentations
Perna, L. W. (2014, March). Insider’s look at trends in higher education for graduate students. Invited presentation for the Graduate School and Office of Career Services, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Presentations
Perna, L. W. (2014, March). Improving college access for all students.  Invited plenary for the West Virginia Higher Education Commission “Leading the Way Compact Forum,” Charleston, WV. Presentations
Perna, L. W., Orosz, K., Gopaul, B., Jumakulov, Z., Ashirbekov, A., & Kishkentayeva, M. (2014, March). Promoting human capital development: A typology of international scholarship programs in higher education.. Educational Researcher, 43(2), 63-73. Publications
Perna, L. W.   (2014, March). Promoting college access and success for all students: The promise of new technology.  Invited presentation for Penn Alumni Retreat, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Presentations
Perna, L.W., & Finney, J. (2014, March). The attainment agenda: State policy leadership in higher education. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.*

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Soares, L. & Perna, L.W. (2014, February). Readiness for the learning economy: Insights from the OECD’s survey of adult skills on workforce readiness and preparation. Washington, DC: American Council on Education. Publications
Callan, P., Finney, J., Perna, L.W. (2014, February). Renewing the promise: State policies to improve higher education performance. Philadelphia, PA: Institute for Higher Education Research. Publications
Perna, L. W. (2014, January). How do students make decisions about attending college? . Invited presentation to the White House Education Datapoolaza, Washington, DC. Presentations
Orosz, K., Perna, L. W., et al. (2014, January). Promoting human capital development: A typology of international scholarship programs in higher education. Educational Researcher. Publications
Perna, L.W., & Ruby, A. (2013, December 5). Life cycle of a million MOOC users. MOOC Research Initiative, Arlington, Texas. Presentations
Perna, L. W., Orosz, K., Gopaul, B., Kishkentayeva, M., Jumakulov, Z., & Ashirbeckov, A. (2013, November). Understanding participation in a government-sponsored student-mobility program in a transitioning nation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, St. Louis, MO. Presentations
Perna, L. W., Orosz, K., Gopaul, B., Ashirbekov, A., Jumakulov, Z., & Kishkentayeva, M. (2013, September). Promoting human capital development: A typology of international scholarship programs in higher education. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, Turkey. Presentations
Perna, L.W., Jumakulov, Z., & Orosz, K. (2013, September). The role of an international scholarship program in developing human capital in a nation with a transitioning economy.  Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, Turkey. Presentations
Perna, L.W., Jones, A. (Eds.) (2013, June). The state of college access and completion: Improving college success for students from underrepresented groups. New York, NY: Routledge. Publications