2013 Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award

​The Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award celebrates the papers presented at the AIR Forum that most clearly exemplify the standards of excellence established by the award’s namesake and make significant contributions to the field of institutional research and decision-making in higher education. 
 
The four articles selected for inclusion in the Research in Higher Education Special Forum Issue are designated the 2013 Charles F. Elton Best Papers. 
 
A Missing Piece of the Departure Puzzle: Student-Institution Fit and Intent to Persist
Nicholas Bowman and Nida Denson
 
Postsecondary Co-Enrollment and Baccalaureate Completion: A Look at Both Beginning 4-Year College Students and Baccalaureate Aspirants Beginning at Community Colleges
Xueli Wang and Kelly Wickersham
 
Preparing Students for College and Careers: The Causal Role of Algebra II
Matthew Gaertner, Jeongeun Kim, Stephen DesJardins, and Katie McClarty
 
The Impact of Alumni Status on Institutional Giving by Faculty and Staff
Victor Borden, Genevieve G. Shaker, and Brittany L. Kienker


AIR congratulates the 2013 Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award winners and the authors of all papers submitted to the Research in Higher Education Special Forum Issue. Thank you for your contributions to the institutional research community.
 
The 2013 Research in Higher Education Special Forum Issue will be released in March 2014.