If you’re attending the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Washington DC over the next few days, you might want to check out one or more of the following sessions that highlight findings from CIRP data:
- Linda Sax and her team present work funded by the National Science Foundation that focuses on gender issues in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This particular presentation highlights the changing salience of gender in understanding students’ interest in pursuing engineering majors using four decades (1971-2011) of CIRP Freshman Survey data. (Thursday, November 20, 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m., Georgetown East).
- HERI Director Sylvia Hurtado, CIRP Director Kevin Eagan, and HERI Graduate Student Researcher Bryce Hughes report findings from a study focused on introductory STEM classrooms. Using data collected from 79 classrooms at 15 different campuses, the study examines the student and faculty factors that contribute to a greater sense of a competitive dynamic among students in introductory STEM courses. (Thursday, November 20, 2:15-3 p.m., Lincoln East).
- Christos Korgan – a current graduate student in UCLA’s higher education and organizational change (HEOC) program – and Nathan Durdella, an alumni of the HEOC program) highlight findings from the 2010-11 HERI Faculty Survey. Their study examines the connection between student-faculty interaction and commitment to developing habits of mind for lifelong learning among part-time faculty. (Thursday, November 20, 2:15-3 p.m., Jefferson West).
- UCLA HEOC alumna Marcia Fuentes presents her dissertation work that analyzed CIRP Freshman Survey and College Senior Survey data. The study focuses on issues pertaining to campus climate and connects those concerns with the broad policy discussions pertaining to affirmative action. (Thursday, November 20, 3:45-5 p.m., Monroe).
- Nick Bowman joins HEOC alumnae Julie Park and Nida Denson in a presentation that uses CIRP Freshman Survey, College Senior Survey, and a six-year-post-college survey administered by CIRP in 2004 to understand college graduates’ civic outcomes. (Friday, November 21, 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Georgetown East).
This flyer has several other studies being presented at ASHE that analyze CIRP data. And don’t forget to join HERI and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the UCLA Reception – Friday, November 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room.