Digest of Recent Research

​​​​Published three times a year, the Digest of Recent Research will highlight timely research from scholarly journals and other publications with a focus on findings relevant to presidents and other leaders of independent colleges and universities. Edited by John M. Braxton, professor of higher education at Vanderbilt University, each Digest will offer a brief summary of selected articles that includes a discussion of the findings and implications for action by the leadership of independent colleges and universities. CIC is grateful to the Spencer Foundation for its support of this new series.

Articles reviewed in The Digest of Recent Research are available separately on CIC’s website and each Digest issue also can be downloaded as a single document (PDF). For questions or comments about the Digest, please contact Hollie Chessman, director of research projects, at hchessman@cic.nche.edu.


Digest No. 1, November 2016


About the Editor

John M. Braxton is professor of higher education in the department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University. His research centers on the college student experience and the sociology of the academic profession. He serves as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of College Student Retention and served as the editor of the Journal of College Student Development from 2008 to 2015. Braxton has written more than 100 publications in the form of articles in refereed journals, books, and book chapters. He has co-authored or edited 13 books, including: Rethinking College Student Retention, 2013 (with William Doyle, Harold V. Hartley III, Amy Hirschy, Willis Jones, and Michael McLendon), Professors Behaving Badly, 2011 (with Eve Proper and Alan Bayer), Faculty Misconduct in Collegiate Teaching, 2003 (with Alan Bayer), and Institutionalizing a Broader View of Scholarship Through Boyer’s Four Domains, 2002 (with William Luckey and Patricia Helland). He also is past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).