By J. Luke Wood
A quantity in modern views in Race and Ethnic kin sequence Editors:M. Christopher Brown II, Alcorn nation collage and T. Elon Dancy II, collage of Oklahoma because the U.S. specializes in positioning itself to continue and strengthen its prestige as an international chief in know-how and clinical innovation, a acceptance that neighborhood faculties are a severe web site for intervention has turn into obvious. neighborhood schools serve the lion's percentage of the nation's postsecondary scholars. actually, forty% of all undergraduate scholars are enrolled in group faculties, those scholars account for almost 30% of all STEM undergraduate majors in postsecondary associations. those scholars function a center component to the STEM pipeline into four-year schools and universities through the neighborhood university move functionality. additionally, group schools are the first postsecondary entry aspect for non-traditional scholars, together with scholars of colour, first-generation, low-income, and grownup scholars. this can be a quite salient element on condition that those populations are sordidly underrepresented between STEM graduates and within the STEM staff. expanding luck between those populations can give a contribution considerably to advancing the nation's pursuits in STEM. As such, the neighborhood university is positioned as a massive website for leading edge practices that experience robust implications for bolstering the nation's construction and sustenance of a STEM hard work strength. In acceptance of this function, the nationwide technological know-how starting place and personal investment businesses have invested thousands of bucks into study and courses designed to strengthen the STEM pipeline. From this investment and different independently backed inquiry, promising courses, tasks, and learn innovations were pointed out. those efforts carry nice promise for swap, with the capability to rework the schooling and final result of STEM scholars in any respect degrees. this crucial ebook discusses lots of those promising courses, tasks, and research-based thoughts that may influence the luck of STEM scholars in the neighborhood collage. This compilation is well timed, at the nationwide panorama, because the federal executive has put expanding value on enhancing STEM measure construction as a technique for America's destiny balance in an more and more aggressive international industry. knowledgeable by means of learn and conception, each one bankruptcy during this quantity blazes new territory in articulating how neighborhood faculties can enhance results for college kids in STEM, relatively these from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups.
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Transfer Shock The adverse impact on academic performance following transitioning to a new institution has often been referred to as transfer shock (Laanan, 2001; Ishitanti, 2008). Transfer shock is a phenomena proffered by Hills (1965) to describe a significant drop in grade point average (GPA) among community college transfers following enrollment at four-year institutions. Research by Cejda, Kaylor, and Rewey (1998) found support for the existence of transfer shock among transfer students pursuing STEM majors.
2011). Indeed, federal grant successes include the addition of over 60 departmental course offerings, a remarkable feat in a statewide era of cutting classes and downsizing. Another notable achievement is the implementation of the Escalante Mathematics Engineering Program, modeled after the famed inner city Los Angeles math teacher, Jaime Escalante. At ELAC the program provides intermediate and accelerated math preparation geared towards Hispanic and other low-income students. A third accomplishment is ELAC’s offering of three engineering courses on local high school campuses that serve as a portal to collegiate level STEM classes.
The focus of this investigation is to explore the transfer phenomena among racially/ethnically diverse STEM majors (particularly, members from underrepresented groups in contrast to the dominant student population in the STEM fields—White males). Data analysis included descriptive statistics, Correlational Analysis was conducted in responding to research question one; Independent Samples T-Test and One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) addressed question two, and the final research question was addressed via Multiple Regression Analysis (MRA).