Presentation on theme: "Asking Why: Transforming Our Perspectives on Race and College Completion Haley Pilgrim Mitzi Day Kristen Salomonson November 7, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Asking Why: Transforming Our Perspectives on Race and College Completion Haley Pilgrim Mitzi Day Kristen Salomonson November 7, 2013
Overview Why did we start on this path? Brief overview of the achievement gap Summer research project description Implications and future directions Questions and lively discussion
Achievement Gap Committee Genesis Exploring the status of and solutions for the achievement gap identified as a major goal of Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and the Provost. The largest graduation gap exists between white students and black students. Black students are the largest non-white racial group at the university. We decided to begin with this specific group.
Pertinent Questions Four broad categories of areas to explore. Pre-College Background Financial Status Campus Climate College Academic Standing
Getting Started Collect & assess existing institutional data. Form subgroups on the committee to explore each area in depth. Institutional Research Office (the awesome Haley) summer intern develops a project to investigate the contribution of many factors on retention and graduation rates.