ZW Taylor

The University of Texas at Austin

PhD

TX

United States

Trellis Company

301 Sundance Parkway

Round Rock, TX 78681

United States

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

The Dangers of Opportunity: How Leaders in U.S. Higher Education Articulated Policy After 'Unite the Right' in Charlottesville

Taylor, Z.W., Zaragoza, D.M., & Hartman, C.E. (2019). The dangers of crisis: How institutional leaders addressed policy after Charlottesville. Critical Questions in Education, 10(3), 212-231.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jun 2019
ZW Taylor, D Zaragoza and Catherine Hartman
The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Educational Administration, Students and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Educational Administration
Downloads 198 (167,672)
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higher education, policy, official statements, educational leadership, hate and bias

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'Nobody's Talking to the Mentees': Exploring the Concept of Mentorability

The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching, Vol. 2, November 2017, Special Issue 10
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Aug 2018
ZW Taylor and V. G. Black
The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University
Downloads 136 (230,986)
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higher education, mentor, mentee, mentoring, retention, transition

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ADA Compliance Inside the Virtual Classroom: Preparing ADA Compliant Learning Materials Amid COVID-19

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 May 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 108 (275,790)

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Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, web accessibility, COVID-19, COVID, coronavirus, curriculum, college, university, faculty

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Ensuring ADA Compliance During COVID-19: Communication for People with Disabilities (Presentation Slides)

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Apr 2020
ZW Taylor and McKayla Marois
The University of Texas at Austin and University of Maine at Farmington
Downloads 88 (317,967)

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students with disabilities, web accessibility, COVID-19, coronavirus, higher education, college, university, ADA

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Simplifying College: A Simple Guide to Composing Readable College Materials

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 61 (384,795)

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Higher Education, Readability, Linguistics, Flesch-Kincaid, SMOG, Word Count

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Does Size Matter? An Evaluation of Institutional Internet Ranking Metrics

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Jan 2020
Izzat Alsmadi and ZW Taylor
Texas A&M University (TAMU) - San Antonio and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 46 (437,071)
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institutional ranking, Internet popularity, Internet presence, Google Trends

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Sources of Free Speech in U.S. Higher Education: What the Law Tells Us

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Oct 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 39 (465,721)

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Higher Education, Colleges, Universities, Free Speech, First Amendment, Hate and Bias

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In Loco Parentis and the 21st Century U.S. Institution of Higher Education

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Oct 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
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higher education, college, university, law, in loco parentis

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Optimizing Away Summer Melt: How Search Engine Optimization May Reduce Summer Melt at Highly Ranked U.S. Institutions of Higher Education

Forthcoming in Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly (April 2020, pre-print)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Jan 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 32 (497,925)

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admission yield; Internet; college rankings; regression analyses; search engine optimization; strategic enrollment management; summer melt

10.

Who Did They Just Hire? A Content Analysis of Announcements of New College Presidents and Chancellors

Fry, J.J., Taylor, Z.W., Gavillet, R., Watson, D., & Somers, P. Who did they just hire? A content analysis of announcements of new college presidents and chancellors. Journal of Research on the College President, 3, 72-88, 2019
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Jan 2020
University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas, University of Texas and University of Texas
Downloads 32 (497,925)

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higher education, presidents, chancellors, presidency, colleges, universities

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Being Mentorable: First-Generation Students of Color Define 'Mentorability'

UNM Mentoring Institute 2019, The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching, Vol. 2, October 2019, Special Issue 1
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 01 Feb 2020
Texas State University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas
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higher education, mentoring, mentees, mentors, colleges, universities, college students, students of color, first generation in college students, first generation

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Web (In)Accessible: Supporting Access to Texas Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

Taylor, Z.W. (2019). Web (in)accessible: Supporting access to Texas higher education for students with disabilities. Texas Education Review, 7(2), 60-75.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Jul 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 27 (524,262)
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web accessibility, readability, translation, students with disabilities, Internet, higher education, postsecondary education

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The Future of Affirmative Action in U.S. Higher Education

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Oct 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 27 (524,262)

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higher education, affirmative action, people of color, law, colleges, universities

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Linguistics As Lemonade: Summer Melt and the Readability of Admissions and Financial Aid Materials

Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, Summer 2019
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Aug 2019
ZW Taylor and Catherine Hartman
The University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Educational Administration
Downloads 25 (536,083)

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summer melt, readability, linguistics, summer melt, t-test, admissions, financial aid

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A Positive Spin on a Negative Narrative: How the Media Portrays Fraternities and What Fraternities Can Do About it

Taylor, Z.W., Zamora, J., McArdle, A., & Villa, M. (2018) Putting a positive spin on a negative narrative: How fraternities are portrayed in popular newspaper outlets. ORACLE: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 13(1), 51-68.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Aug 2019
The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin, Students, University of Texas at Austin, Students and University of Texas at Austin, Students
Downloads 23 (548,269)

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fraternities, sororities, higher education, colleges, universities, Greek life, Greek organizations

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'You Should Want to Change': First-Year, First-Generation Perspectives on Mentoring

The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching, Volume 2, Special Issue 1, 2018
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Dec 2018
V. G. Black and ZW Taylor
Texas State University and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 23 (548,269)
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mentoring, college, university, higher education, first-generation, first-year

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'We All Need Coins, You Know?': How College Students View Paid Mentorship

UNM Mentoring Institute 2019,The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching, Vol. 2, October 2019, Special Issue 1
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 01 Feb 2020
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, University of Texas and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 18 (580,137)

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mentoring, mentees, mentors, college, university, college students, paid mentoring

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College Affordability and U.S. News & World Report Rankings: Analyzing National and Regional Differences

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, Volume 9, Issue 1 (2020), pp. 87–93
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 May 2020
ZW Taylor and Izzat Alsmadi
The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University (TAMU) - San Antonio
Downloads 17 (586,549)

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college affordability, college rankings, higher education, student debt, universities, U.S. News & World Report rankings

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Tweeting in Greek: How National Fraternities and Sororities use Twitter

Taylor, Z.W., & McArdle, A. (2018) Tweeting in Greek: How National Fraternities and Sororities Use Twitter. ORACLE: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 13(2), 1-17
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Aug 2019
ZW Taylor and Arianne McArdle
The University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin, Students
Downloads 17 (586,549)

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fraternities, sororities, higher education, colleges, universities, Greek life, Greek organizations

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Six Easy Steps: Do Aspiring College Students Understand How to Apply for Financial Aid?

Taylor, Z. W. (2019) "Six Easy Steps: Do Aspiring College Students Understand How to Apply for Financial Aid?," Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 48 : Iss. 3 , Article 1.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Jul 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 16 (592,950)

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financial aid, FAFSA, application, readability, access, equity, college students

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Learning to Speak Financial Aid: Results from a National Financial Aid Jargon Survey

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Nov 2019
ZW Taylor, Ibrahim Bicak and Jessica J. Fry
The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 15 (599,648)

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financial aid, college, university, FAFSA, college students, jargon, readability, higher education, education

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Comprehension in a Crisis: Evaluating the Readability and Translation of Emergency Response Messaging in U.S. Higher Education

Taylor, Z.W. (2018). Comprehension in a Crisis: Evaluating the Readability and Translation of Emergency Response Messaging. Journal of Student Affairs, 27, 83-91.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Jun 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 15 (599,648)
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communication, comprehension, emergency response, emergency technology, readability, student affairs, translation

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What Types of Canadian Postsecondary Mentoring Programs Are Online?

2019 UNM Mentoring Institute
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Jan 2020
Kelly Hobson and ZW Taylor
University of Alberta and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 13 (613,236)

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mentoring, mentors, mentees, Canadian education, Canadian postsecondary education, Internet, websites

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Predicting International Student Enrollment in U.S. Institutions by Institutional Characteristics: Using Fixed and Random Effects

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 May 2020
Ibrahim Bicak and ZW Taylor
University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 12 (620,318)

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International Students, Higher Education, Enrollment, Random Effects, Fixed Effects, Panel Data Analysis

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Clicking in the Dark: Are Student Financial Aid Websites Accessible for Students with Disabilities?

Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2020
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Jan 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 12 (620,318)

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Financial aid, students with disabilities, web accessibility, Internet, WCAG, ADA, Section 508, colleges, universities

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'U' Won’t Get a Response: Community College Student Preferences for Institutional Text Messages

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Graduate Research 2019, Volume 1, Article 1, pp. 1-8
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Oct 2019
ZW Taylor and K Serna
The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College
Downloads 10 (634,111)

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Institutional, Informational, International: Predicting International Student Enrollment and Rate by Online Information

Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 10 (2018)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Jan 2019
ZW Taylor and Ibrahim Bicak
The University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 10 (634,111)
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international students, readability, TOEFL, quantitative methods, multiple regression

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Like Babies: One Millennial's Response to Safe Spaces on U.S. College Campuses

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Oct 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 10 (634,111)

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safe spaces, college, university, college students, free speech, Constitution

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Organizational Communication and The University of Texas System: Learning to Speak Spanish

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 07 Aug 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 10 (634,111)
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higher education, Texas, linguistics, organizational theory

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eCanada: Measuring the Presence of Mentoring Programs on Canadian Postsecondary Websites

2019 UNM Mentoring Institute
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Jan 2020
Kelly Hobson and ZW Taylor
University of Alberta and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 9 (641,210)

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mentoring, mentors, mentees, Canadian education, Canada, Canadian postsecondary education

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Comprehending the Cost: Are Application Fee Waiver Statements Readable?

Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 26(1), 17-29, 2019
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Jul 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 9 (641,210)

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higher education, policy, linguistics, admissions, equity

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The Socioeconomics of College Inequity: A Review of Armstrong and Hamilton’s Paying for the Party

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Apr 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
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higher education, socioeconomics, Greek life, postsecondary education, book reviews

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A Sage on Two Stages: What a Black Academic Taught a White Scholar About Cross-Cultural Mentoring

Texas Education Review, 2020
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Mar 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 8 (648,411)

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cross-cultural mentoring, higher education, autoethnography, personal narrative, analytic and holistic attention

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College Admissions for L2 Students: Comparing L1 and L2 Readability of Admissions Materials for U.S. Higher Education

Journal of College Access (2020)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Feb 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 8 (648,411)

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admissions instructions, higher education, readability, access, equity, linguistics

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Cross-Cultural Mentoring: What Education Needs Now

Texas Education Review, 2020
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Mar 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 7 (655,555)

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mentoring, cross-cultural mentoring, education, higher education

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Common Applications, Uncommon Messaging: How Branch and Flagship Institutions Communicate Admissions and Financial Aid Application Processes

Access: The Journal of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators, Vol. 5, Issue 1, August 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Sep 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 7 (655,555)

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admissions, financial aid, branch campuses, readability, literacy

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Examining the Mandatory (and Additional) Financial Burden of Postsecondary Education

Black, V.G., & Taylor, Z.W. (2018) Everything’s bigger in Texas: Examining the mandatory and optional financial burdens facing postsecondary students in Texas. Texas Education Review, 6(2), 2-17
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Jun 2019
V. G. Black and ZW Taylor
Texas State University and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 7 (655,555)

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higher education, student fees, student financial aid, postsecondary education, college students

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Talking to the Mentees: Exploring Mentee Dispositions Prior to the Mentoring Relationship

The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching, Volume 2, Special Issue 1, 2018
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Dec 2018
ZW Taylor and V. G. Black
The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University
Downloads 7 (655,555)
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mentees, mentoring, higher education, college, university, relationships

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Translation as Charitable Currency: Exploring Linguistic Philanthropy from International Students and Alumni

Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Feb 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
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higher education, philanthropy, alumni giving, international students, international higher education, fundraising, linguistics, linguistic philanthropy

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The Promise of Student Loan Debt Letters: A Critical and Linguistic Analysis

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 May 2020
ZW Taylor and G Holthaus
The University of Texas at Austin and Wichita State University
Downloads 4 (677,628)

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student debt letters, financial aid, student loans, higher education

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International, Inaccessible, and Incomplete: A Texas Case Study of International Student Websites

Journal of International Students, Volume 9, Issue 4 (2019), pp. 1009-1014, Doi: 10.32674/jis.v0i0.756
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Dec 2019
ZW Taylor and Ibrahim Bicak
The University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 4 (677,628)
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access, admissions, application, Internet, institutional websites

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Lost in Translation: Linguistic Hurdles Facing U.S. Language-Minority Students of Color Pursuing International Higher Education

Taylor, Z.W. (2019). Lost in Translation: Linguistic Hurdles Facing U.S. Language-Minority Students of Color Pursuing International Higher Education. Emerging Voices in Education, 1(1), 45-60.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Dec 2019
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 4 (677,628)

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international students, language-minority students, world universities, readability, linguistics, translation, higher education

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Where Do Students with Disabilities Enroll in Texas Postsecondary Institutions?

Texas Education Review, 2020
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Mar 2020
University of Texas, University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas at Austin
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students with disabilities, special education, special education policy, higher education, postsecondary education, quantitative methods

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The Complicit, the Compliant, and the 6%: Using Critical Race Theory to Analyze Tenure Track Position Announcements and Evaluate Institutional Commitments of Diversity and Inclusion

Journal of the Professoriate 11(1), 2020 (Pre-Print, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 46
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin
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faculty, diversity, inclusion, human resources, equal opportunity employment

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Clear Financial Wellness Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis (Presentation Slides)

Posted: 09 Apr 2020
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin

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financial wellness, COVID-19, coronavirus, financial aid

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Educating Academe: How Academic Homogeneity Stifles Racial Diversity

IRA-International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, Vol.10, Issue 01 (January 2018) Pg. no. 16-26
Posted: 15 Aug 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin

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higher education, faculty, diversity, policy, equity

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A Failure to Communicate: Are University Websites Readable?

Posted: 15 Aug 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin

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higher education, policy, linguistics, language ideologies, first generation students

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At Attention: What Student Veteran Mission Statements Say About Public Flagships

Posted: 15 Aug 2018
ZW Taylor
The University of Texas at Austin

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higher education, linguistics, mission statements, student veterans, military veterans

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 7
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Online Search Terms During the Coronavirus and COVID-19 Pandemic: Contextualized in Social Behaviors

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2020
Izzat Alsmadi and ZW Taylor
Texas A&M University (TAMU) - San Antonio and The University of Texas at Austin
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internet, COVID-19, coronavirus, online search, search terms, Google, Google Trends

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school reform, K-12 education, race, socioeconomic status, book review