June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
The purpose of our study is to synthesize all of the relevant prior work regarding Latino students matriculating through 2-year to 4-year institutions and completing engineering bachelor’s degrees. The approach we used to identify and synthesize the articles is systematic review methodology. Systematic review is a set of methodologies to identify relevant primary studies (e.g., journal articles, technical reports, dissertations, conference papers) from multiple sources and synthesize results from these studies. The inclusion criteria we have defined for the sources are: (1) provides a clear definition of how student success was defined, e.g., transfer, retention, graduation, satisfaction, intent to complete degree; (2) presents empirical evidence of at least one individual or contextual factor that contributes to success of Latino students at two-year institutions or any students who have transferred from a two-year to a four-year institution in the United States; and (3) published as a report, article, conference paper, or dissertation in English since 1990. We screened thousands of abstracts and identified 67 describing relevant interventions. Most focused on Latino student success at 2-year institutions, while only a few addressed transfer student or Latino STEM student success. Studies covered a wide range of intervention types including: counseling, academic and career mentoring, internships, research opportunities and scholarships. The findings of each study were generally positive or neutral, but the wide variety of interventions and success measures and low quality of study designs precludes drawing conclusions about the efficacy of specific interventions. Rather, recommendations focus on stronger evaluation designs and transferability of findings to help build a stronger research base.
Winterer, E., & Froyd, J. E., & Borrego, M. J., & Martin, J. P., & Choe, N. H., & halter, J. M., & Foster, M. J. (2017, June), Board # 153 : A Systematic Review of Literature on Latino Transfer Students in Engineering Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27780
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