June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.1722.1 - 26.1722.8
What have we learned from a systematic review of literature on Hispanic transfer studentsin engineering? The purpose of our study is to synthesize all of the relevant prior work regardingHispanic students matriculating through two-year to four-year institutions and completingengineering bachelor’s degrees. The approach we will use to identify and synthesize the articlesis systematic review methodology. Systematic review is a set of methodologies to identifyrelevant primary studies (e.g., journal articles, technical reports, conference papers) frommultiple sources and synthesize results from these studies. The inclusion criteria we have definedfor the articles we will synthesize are: (1) provides a clear definition of how student success wasdefined, e.g., transfer, retention, graduation, satisfaction, intent to complete degree; (2) presentsempirical evidence of at least one individual or contextual factor that contributes to success ofstudents at two-year institutions or who have transferred from a two-year to a four-yearinstitution in the United States; (3) presents results or comparison of Hispanic students,Hispanic-serving institutions, or STEM students; and (4) published as a report, article,conference paper, or dissertation in English since 1990. This study emphasizes Hispanic transfer students in engineering for a few reasons. First,representation of Hispanics in engineering careers is well below their significant and growingproportion of the U.S. population. Second, although substantial research has identified culturaland socioeconomic challenges that Hispanic students are facing, much less large scale orquantitative work focuses on Hispanic students in engineering disciplines. Last, few (if any)systematic studies of effective interventions for Hispanic transfer engineering students exist. While the purpose of our particular systematic review is to study Hispanic engineeringstudents who completed their four-year engineering degree after transferring from a two-yearinstitution, this methodology can used for multiple other intents. As a part of the process, we areactively seeking from readers nominations of prior studies and ongoing projects to be includingin the synthesis. Our paper describes the process of conducting a systematic review using thecontext of our study as a model that other engineering education researchers can adapt for theirown work.
Froyd, J. E., & Martin, J. P., & Borrego, M. J., & Choe, N. H., & Foster, M. J., & Chen, X. (2015, June), What Have We Learned from a Systematic Review of Literature on Hispanic Transfer Students in Engineering? Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.25058
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