Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Lydia Chung '18 M.S. and Brook Masters '18 M.S. were accepted to present their first research proposal, "Academic Mindset Development: A Framework for Underrepresented Student Success"

 

Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Lydia Chung '18 M.S. and Brook Masters '18 M.S. were accepted to present their first research proposal, "Academic Mindset Development: A Framework for Underrepresented Student Success" at the American Evaluation Association conference in Cleveland Ohio this November.

“In conjunction with its Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Title III ALLIES in STEM grant, California Lutheran University developed a four to five-point Likert scale student engagement survey anchored in agreeability, satisfaction, and frequency to measure: (1) transfer of academic mindset development domains, (2) STEM commitment and persistence, (3) STEM coursework interest, (4) parental engagement, and (5) academic adjustment. A secondary goal of the survey was to examine the extent to which students perceive parental engagement as supportive to their pursuit in STEM. Finally, the survey was designed to create benchmarks for subsequent implementation of the instrument throughout the five-year grant cycle. This research examines the effect of supportive practices on the development of students’ academic mindset in three areas: capability, connection, and inspiration. The results may inform which high-impact practices result in the success of underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in the STEM fields of higher education.”

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