ZW Taylor

Texas State University

1230 North LBJ Dr

Apt 528

San Marcos, TX 78666

United States

The University of Texas at Austin

PhD

TX

United States

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Scholarly Papers (61)

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
, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Educational Administration, Students and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Educational Administration
Downloads 210 (188,228)
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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
and Texas State University
Downloads 200 (196,921)
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higher education, mentor, mentee, mentoring, retention, transition

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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
and University of Maine at Farmington
Downloads 139 (267,966)

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

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

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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, , 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

8.

Does Size Matter? An Evaluation of Institutional Internet Ranking Metrics

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Jan 2020
Izzat Alsmadi and ZW Taylor
Department of Computing and Cyber Security, Texas A&M, San Antonio, TX, USA and
Downloads 70 (419,396)
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institutional ranking, Internet popularity, Internet presence, Google Trends

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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
, University of Texas at Austin, Students, University of Texas at Austin, Students and University of Texas at Austin, Students
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fraternities, sororities, higher education, colleges, universities, Greek life, Greek organizations

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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
Downloads 67 (429,206)
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Higher Education, Readability, Linguistics, Flesch-Kincaid, SMOG, Word Count

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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
Downloads 53 (480,310)
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mentoring, college, university, higher education, first-generation, first-year

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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
and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Educational Administration
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summer melt, readability, linguistics, summer melt, t-test, admissions, financial aid

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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
and Department of Computing and Cyber Security, Texas A&M, San Antonio, TX, USA
Downloads 51 (488,548)

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

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

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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, , University of Texas, University of Texas and University of Texas
Downloads 46 (510,142)

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

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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
Downloads 43 (523,871)

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

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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
and University of Texas at Austin, Students
Downloads 42 (528,627)

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

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

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Oct 2018
ZW Taylor
Downloads 41 (533,401)

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

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Understanding and Promoting Student Financial Wellness: A Report from the Financial Wellness Learning Collaborative

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 May 2021
Erin Willig, Bryan Ashton and ZW Taylor
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Trellis Company and
Downloads 39 (543,269)

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financial wellness, financial literacy, college, university, college students

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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
Downloads 39 (543,269)
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web accessibility, readability, translation, students with disabilities, Internet, higher education, postsecondary education

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

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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
Downloads 30 (591,813)

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higher education, policy, linguistics, admissions, equity

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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
Downloads 29 (597,859)

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

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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
, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
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financial aid, college, university, FAFSA, college students, jargon, readability, higher education, education

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Directly Indirect and Other Paradoxes: What Graduate Students Need to Know About Financial Aid

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Jun 2021
, Georgia State University and Student Financial Aid, UW-Madison
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graduate students, financial aid, college, university, aid, scholarships, first generation college students

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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
, Texas State University, University of Texas and University of Texas at Austin
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mentoring, mentees, mentors, college, university, college students, paid mentoring

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Decoding Debt: Can College Students Understand Student Loan Debt Letters?

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Karla Weber Wandel and ZW Taylor
Student Financial Aid, UW-Madison and
Downloads 23 (637,394)

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colleges, universities, college students, debt, debt letters, loans, student borrowing, FAFSA

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faculty, diversity, inclusion, human resources, equal opportunity employment

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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
Downloads 22 (644,523)
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communication, comprehension, emergency response, emergency technology, readability, student affairs, translation

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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
and Wichita State University
Downloads 21 (651,532)
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student debt letters, financial aid, student loans, higher education

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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
Downloads 19 (665,902)

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mentoring, cross-cultural mentoring, education, higher education

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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
and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 19 (665,902)
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international students, readability, TOEFL, quantitative methods, multiple regression

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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
and Austin Community College
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Directly Indirect and Other Paradoxes: What Schools Need to Teach Students About Financial Aid

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Jul 2021
, Georgia State University and Student Financial Aid, UW-Madison
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college, university, financial wellness, financial literacy, student financial wellness

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

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

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

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

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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
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higher education, philanthropy, alumni giving, international students, international higher education, fundraising, linguistics, linguistic philanthropy

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

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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
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students with disabilities, special education, special education policy, higher education, postsecondary education, quantitative methods

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

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Toward Validating a Mentorability Scale For First-Year Mentees in Developmental Relationships

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Sep 2021
V. G. Black and ZW Taylor
Texas State University and
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mentoring, mentorability, mentees, college students, retention, college student success

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higher education, socioeconomics, Greek life, postsecondary education, book reviews

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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
and Texas State University
Downloads 12 (719,240)
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mentees, mentoring, higher education, college, university, relationships

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ApplyTexas Exploratory Research Report

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Mar 2021
ZW Taylor
Downloads 11 (727,086)
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College, University, College Applications, Texas, ApplyTexas, Postsecondary Access, Equity, Readability, Accessibility, Ada Compliance, Ada

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higher education, Texas, linguistics, organizational theory

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

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financial aid, college, university, college students, money, finance, linguistics, language, readability, reading, ADA, disability compliance

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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
Downloads 7 (759,321)

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admissions, financial aid, branch campuses, readability, literacy

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Decoding Debt: Can College Students Understand Student Loan Debt Letters?

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Karla Weber Wandel and ZW Taylor
Student Financial Aid, UW-Madison and
Downloads 6 (767,294)

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college, students, financial aid, debt, debt letters, finances, university, college students

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An Empirical Analysis of the ApplyTexas Postsecondary Application

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Aug 2021
ZW Taylor
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higher education, college, university, college students, students, applications, admissions, financial aid, college access, equity, diversity, inclusion, DEI, EID efforts, disability services, disability services

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¿Habla Español? Do Financial Aid Offices Use Chatbots…and Can They Speak Spanish?

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Jun 2021
, Austin Community College and The University of Texas at Austin
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financial aid, FAFSA, chatbots, linguistics, websites, college, university, college students

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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
and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 6 (767,294)
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access, admissions, application, Internet, institutional websites

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Translation as Charitable Currency: Internationalization Through International Alumni Giving

Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 199-202, 2020. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v11iWinter.1430
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Feb 2021
ZW Taylor
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Student Loan Debt Letters

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
, Student Financial Aid, UW-Madison and Wichita State University
Downloads 2 (800,927)

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colleges, universities, student debt, college students, college loans, student loans, finance

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Unpermitted Collaboration on Homework

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Lori McNabb, Pat Somers and ZW Taylor
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Texas and
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academic ethics, cheating, higher education, collaboration, colleges, college students

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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

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higher education, faculty, diversity, policy, equity

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

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

Other Papers (4)

Total Downloads: 21
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One Pandemic Later: How SB212 Has Affected Texas' Postsecondary Institutions (Presentation Slides)

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Nov 2021
ZW Taylor, Corey Benson and Pat Somers
, University of Texas of the Permian Basin and University of Texas
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higher education, colleges, Title IX, SB212, Texas, universities, mandatory reporting

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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: 25 May 2021
Izzat Alsmadi and ZW Taylor
Department of Computing and Cyber Security, Texas A&M, San Antonio, TX, USA and
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internet, COVID-19, coronavirus, online search, search terms, Google, Google Trends

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financial aid, college, university, FAFSA, jargon, linguistics

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