The 2014 AERA annual conference has begun, and HERI is excited to announce that 12 papers at the conference will present findings from analyses of CIRP data. Five of these studies are being presented by HERI staff members or affiliated scholars; the remaining seven studies have been conducted by researchers who were granted access to data through HERI’s data access process.

These presentations cover a diverse set of topics ranging from underrepresented minority students’ enrollment in STEM majors to Latina/o student empowerment at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), emerging HSIs, and non-HSIs to career plans of prospective engineers.

A few of the highlights include:

HERI Interim Managing Director Dr. Kevin Eagan presents, with his co-author Hannah Whang, a study using  2010-11 HERI Faculty Survey data of the individual experiences and institutional contexts influencing faculty’s intentions to remain at their current institution versus leaving for a job outside of academe or pursuing an academic position at another college or university. (Saturday, April 5, 2:45-4:15 p.m.)

HERI Director Dr. Sylvia Hurtado presents, with her team, a study on improving underrepresented minority students’ enrollment in STEM graduate programs by participation in structured undergraduate research programs and conducting research with faculty outside of structured programs. This study uses longitudinal data from the CIRP Freshman Survey and her team’s Post-Baccalaureate Survey. (Sunday, April 6, 2:15-3:45 p.m.)

HERI Director Dr. Sylvia Hurtado presents, with her co-author Adriana Ruiz Alvarado, a study on student and institutional characteristics associated with six-year degree completion for underrepresented minority students, disaggregating American Indian, Black, and Latina/o students in order to uniquely understand each group. (Monday, April 7, 12:25-1:55 p.m.).

UCLA Higher Education and Organizational Change graduate student Shuai Li presents a study on students’ development of political aspirations, and the study uses categories of race/ethnicity to understand how the salience of particular college experiences differs across student groups. She analyzes data from the CIRP Freshman Survey and the College Senior Survey. (Monday, April 7, 10:35-12:05).

Click here for a full list of papers presenting findings from analyses of CIRP data.