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Title:Beyond the open door: an analysis of the impact of participating in a first-year learning community across social identity groups
Author(s):Schneider, Melba
Director of Research:Azzam, Tarek
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Anderson, James
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Baber, Lorenzo; Trent, William
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
student success
learning communities
Abstract:Upon admission, colleges and universities provide students with a promise of student life and graduation as represented in photographs of the institution. However, this promise is often unmet for the number of freshmen whose names will never be called at the commencement ceremony. As a result, is important to call into question what happens to students once they matriculate, especially for underrepresented student populations. This study focuses on analyzing the impact of participating in first-year learning communities on academic achievement (as measured by retention and grade point average) and student engagement, and disaggregates the findings by social identity groups (race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status).
Issue Date:2015-07-17
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Melba Schneider
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-29
Date Deposited:August 201

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