STEM Central

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Webinar on Tracking Student Access to High-Impact Practices in STEM

Co-sponsored by Association of American Colleges and Universities, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

Abstract: We know that certain “High-Impact Practices,” such as internships, undergraduate research, capstone courses, and learning communities, help undergraduate students persist and succeed. These practices have a disproportionately positive impact on students from underrepresented backgrounds. This webinar will briefly summarize the evidence for High-Impact Practices and share innovative efforts from California State University, Northridge and the University of South Carolina to track and analyze underrepresented student participation and outcomes.