Watson Scott Swail

Writer

Watson Scott Swail is an avid writer who has written books, monographs, and blogs. He currently writes the weekly Education This Week report for the Educational Policy Institute, and is very excited about his upcoming book, Finding Superman: Debating the Future of Public Education in America

His is also the author of Retaining Minority Students in Higher Education (Jossey Bass, 2003), and is currently working on two new publications: The Higher Education Arms Race, and Retention 101: How to change your institution’s future.

To see some Dr. Swail's publications, see below:


FINDING SUPERMAN: DEBATING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA





RETAINING MINORITY STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION (Jossey-Bass, 2003)




Other Titles:

Swail, Watson S., Quinn, K., Landis, K., and Fung, M. (2012). 2012 Directory of Pre-College Outreach Programs. Washington, DC: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S., Quinn, K., Landis, K., and Fung, M. (2012). A Blueprint for Success: Case Studies of Successful Pre-College Outreach Programs. Washington, DC: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S. (2011). “In Search of a Better Mousetrap: A Look at Higher Education Ranking Systems.” College & University. AACRAO: Washington, DC.

Swail, Watson S., Dickerson, Shawn, and White, Rachel (2010). National Disability Policy: A Progress Report. Washington, DC: National Council on Disability.

Swail, Watson S., Broff, Nancy, and Faubert, Jenny (2010). Graduating At-Risk Students: A Cross-Sector Analysis. Washington, DC: Imagine America Foundation.

Swail, Watson S., Broff, Nancy, and Faubert, Jenny (2009, August). “Leveling the Playing Field for All Schools, Including Career Colleges.” Career Education Review. Oshkosh, WI: Workforce Communications. Pp. 53-58.

Shaffer, Patricia Moore, and Swail, Watson S. (2009, October). Making Decisions about Teacher Professional Development: Practices in 8 Alabama School Districts. Evidence-Based Education Request Desk, Regional Education Laboratory, Southeast SERVE Center.

Swail, Watson S., Jaeschke, Sarah, and Rasmussen, Chris (2009, October). Measuring Up – A Midwestern Perspective on the National Report Card — 2002 to 2008. Minneapolis, MN: Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Swail, Watson S., Mullen, Rebecca, Gardner, Hyniea, and Reed, Jeremy (2008, February). Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing. Round Rock, TX: Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

Swail, Watson S., and Usher, Alex (2008, February). Commentary 2007. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S., and Brand, Betsy (2008, January). The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act: A Progress Report. Washington, DC: National Council on Disability.

Swail, Watson S. (2008, January). A Clear and Present Danger to Institutional and Student Success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management. Round Rock, TX: Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

Swail, Watson S., Willis, Ronald C., and Mullen, Rebecca M. (2007, December). Decision 2008. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S. and Hosford, Sarah (2007, November). Missouri Students and the Pathways to College. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Baumann, Paul, Cabrera, Alberto, and Swail, Watson S. (2007, October). An Annotated Bibliography of Latino Educational Research. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S., and Usher, Alex (2007, September). Commentary 2006. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S. (2006, September). “The Buy-In Challenge.” Student Success. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S. (2006, May). “Strategies to Increase Student Success.” Student Success. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S. (2006, March). “Barriers to Student Retention and Success on Campuses.” Student Success. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S. (2006, January). “Seven Guiding Questions for Student Retention.” Student Success. Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S. (2006). California Trends in Student Aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04. Rancho Cordova, CA: Edfund.

Swail, Watson S., Hosford, Sarah, Chubin, Daryl, Malcom, Shirley, and Pomerance, Laura (2006). “Education and Human Resources in the FY 2007 Budget.” In AAAS Report XXXI: Research and Development FY 2007: Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Williams, Adriane, and Swail, Watson S. (2005). Focus on Results: An Academic Impact Analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). Virginia Beach, VA: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S., Chubin, Daryl, Malcom, Shirley, and Grogan, Kathryn (2005). Education and Human Resources in the FY 2006 Budget. In AAAS Report XXX: Research and Development FY 2006: Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Swail, Watson S. and Williams, Adriane (2005, June). “The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and
the Pathways to College Network Framework: Mutually Supportive Visions and Complementary Goals.” Research Brief. Honolulu, HI: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning.

Williams, Adriane, and Swail, Watson S. (2005). Is More Better? The Impact of Postsecondary Education on the Economic and Social Well-Being of American Society. Washington, DC: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S., Cabrera, Alberto, Lee, Chul, and Williams, Adriane (2005). Latino Students & the Educational Pipeline. Washington, DC: Educational Policy Institute.

Swail, Watson S., and Cabrera, Alberto (2004). Latino Youth and the Pathway to College. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center.

Swail, Watson S. (2004). “Value Added: The costs and benefits of college preparatory programs in the United States.” In Tierney, Corwin, & Colyar (Eds.) Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Swail, Watson S. (2004). The Affordability of University Education: An Analysis of Higher Education in Canada and the United States. Montreal, QC: Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation.

Swail, Watson S. (2004). Changes in Tuition Policy: Natural Policy Experiments in Five Countries. Montreal, QC: Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation.

Swail, Watson S. (2004). “Legislation to Improve Graduation Rates Could Have the Opposite Effect.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. Volume 50, Issue 20, P. B16.

Swail, Watson S., Redd, Kenneth, and Perna, Laura (2003). Retaining Minority Students In Higher Education. An ASHE-ERIC Reader. San Francisco. CA: Jossey-Bass.

Swail, Watson S. (2003). Trends in Student Aid and College Pricing FLORIDA, 1997-98 to 2001-02. Tallahassee, FL: Council on Postsecondary Research and Improvement, The Florida Legislature.

Perna, Laura W., and Swail, Watson S. (2002). “Pre-College Outreach and Early Intervention Programs.” In Heller’s Condition of Access. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers and the American Council on Education.

Swail, Watson S. (2002, July-August). “Higher Education and the New Demographics.” Change, v. 34 No. 4, pp. 15-23. A publication of the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation and the American Association for higher Education. Washington, DC: Heldref Publications.

Swail, Watson S., and Perna, Laura W. (2002). “Pre-College Outreach Programs: A National Perspective.” In Tierney and Hagedorn’s Increasing Access to College. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Swail, Watson S., Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Lee, John B. (2001). The California Dream and It’s Future: Indicators of Educational and Economic Opportunity in the Golden State. Rancho Cordova, CA: EdFund, Inc.

Swail, Watson S., and Kampits, Eva (2001). “Distance Education & Accreditation—Riding a Tide of Opportunity. In Ratcliff and Lubinescu’s (Eds) Making the Connection Between Accreditation and Learning Outcomes, a New Directions in Higher Education Sourcebook. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Swail, Watson S., and Roth, David (2001). “The Role of Outreach in the Effort to Reform Our Schools.” In the ERIC Review themed journal, Early Intervention for College Programs, Carol Boston (editor). Washington, DC: ERIC Clearinghouse for Higher Education.

Perna, Laura, Fenske, Robert, and Swail, Watson S. (2001). “Overview of Early Intervention Programs.” In the ERIC Review themed journal, Early Intervention for College Programs, Carol Boston (editor). Washington, DC: ERIC Clearinghouse for Higher Education.

Swail, Watson S., and Roth, David (2001). Certification and Teacher Preparation in the United States. A report prepared for the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). Honolulu, HI: PREL.

Swail, Watson S. (2000). “Preparing America’s Disadvantaged for College: Programs That Increase College Opportunity.” In Cabrera and La Nasa’s (Eds) Understanding the College Choice of Disadvantaged Students. A New Directions for Institutional Research Publication. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Swail, Watson S. (2000). “Educational Opportunity and the Role of Pre-College Outreach Programs.” In 2001 Outreach Program Handbook. New York, NY: The College Board, pp. viii-xiii).

Swail, Watson S., and Perna, Laura W. (2000). “A View of the Landscape.” In 2001 Outreach Program Handbook. New York, NY: The College Board, pp. xvii-xxxvi).

Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Swail, Watson S. (May, 2000). “Beyond Access: Increasing the Odds of College Success.” Phi Delta Kappan. Indianapolis, IN.

Swail, Watson S. and Holmes, Dennis (March 2000). “Minority Student Persistence: A Framework for Retention.” In Sheila T. Gregory (ed.) The Academic Achievement of Minority Students: Perspectives, Practices, and Prescriptions. The University Press of America: Lanham, MD.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Swail, Watson Scott (January, 2000). “Is College Affordable? Sorting Perception and Reality.” Policy Brief. The College Board Review. No. 189/190. New York, NY: The College Board.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Swail, Watson Scott (1999). “The Virtual University and Educational Opportunity: Panacea or False Hope?” Higher Education Management. Volume 11, No. 2, pp. 43-56.

Galloway, Fred J., and Swail, Watson Scott (November 1999). Institutional Retention Strategies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Their Effects on Cohort Default Rates: 1987-1995. Washington, DC: Sallie Mae Education Institute.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Swail, Watson S. (1999). “Who Will Have Access to the Virtual University?” AAHE Bulletin. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education.

College Board, The (1999, October). Trends in Student Aid 1999. New York, NY: The College Entrance Examination Board.

College Board, The (1999, October). Trends in College Pricing 1999. New York, NY: The College Entrance Examination Board.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., Swail, Watson S., and Carvajal, Ermelinda (August, 1999). California Trends in Student Aid 1999. San Jose, CA: EdFund, Inc.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Swail, Watson S. (1999). “The Virtual University and Educational Opportunity: Issues of Equity and Access for the Next Generation.” Policy Perspectives. New York, NY: The College Entrance Examination Board.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Swail, Watson S. (1999). “Financial Aid is Not Enough: Improving the Odds of College Success.” In Jacqueline King (ed.) Financing a College Education: How it works, how it’s changing. Washington, DC: ACE/Oryx Press.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., Astor, Bart, and Swail, Watson S. (1998). Memory, Reason, and Imagination: A Quarter Century of Pell Grants. New York, NY: The College Entrance Examination Board.

Gladieux, Lawrence E., and Swail, Watson S. (1998). “Postsecondary Education:  Student Success, Not Just Access.” In S. Halperin (ed.) The Forgotten Half Revisited — 1998. Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum.          

Swail, W. S. (1995). A conceptual framework for student retention in science, engineer-ing, and mathematics. A dissertation conducted at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Ritz, John M., and Swail, Watson S. (1994, Winter/Spring). “Technology Assessment: Integrating Technology, People, and the Environment.” The Journal of Technology Studies. 20 (1), pp. 51-56.

Swail, Watson S. (1993, Summer). “Year -Round Schools: A Real Possibility in the New Wave of Education.” Journal of the Virginia Technology Education Association, pp. 2-5, 11.

Swail, Watson S. (1992, March). “Forecasting for the Future: The Foundation of a Technology Assessment.” The Technology Teacher. pp. 23-29.



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