Examining STEM Performance within a Comprehensive College Transition Program

dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Eliseen
dc.contributor.authorKitchen, Josephen
dc.contributor.authorMelguizo, Tatianaen
dc.contributor.authorMartorell, Franciscoen
dc.date.accessed2020-09-09en
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-14T20:07:48Zen
dc.date.available2020-10-14T20:07:48Zen
dc.date.issued2020-09-01en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper the authors examine the impact of the Thompson Scholars Learning Community (TSLC), a comprehensive college transition program serving students with a variety of majors, on students’ science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related outcomes. We use an explanatory mixed-methods design, which prioritizes the quantitative analyses and uses qualitative analyses to contextualize and explain our quantitative findings. Overall, participating in TSLC does not make students more likely to declare a STEM major, although we do find a positive effect for students of color. TSLC students earn higher overall GPAs than their scholarship-only peers, and TSLC students majoring in STEM outperform scholarship-only STEM majors in STEM courses. Qualitative analyses suggest these results stem from the student-centered and proactive support the program provides students. Our results suggest that a disciplinarily-agnostic program can support student success in STEM, and may increase equitable representation in STEM fields.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAnnenberg Institute at Brown Universityen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttps://edworkingpapers.com/sites/default/files/ai20-287.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/100561en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAnnenberg Institute at Brown Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEdWorkingPaper; 20-287en
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.subjectStem careersen
dc.subjectacademic achievementen
dc.subjectscholars learning communityen
dc.titleExamining STEM Performance within a Comprehensive College Transition Programen
dc.typeArticleen
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