Presentation on theme: "o Data Source o 2004 Freshman Survey (TFS) o 2008 College Senior Survey (CSS) o 2007-2008 HERI Faculty Survey o Sample o 2,311 student who."— Presentation transcript:
o Data Source o 2004 Freshman Survey (TFS) o 2008 College Senior Survey (CSS) o HERI Faculty Survey o Sample o 2,311 student who started & persisted in STEM majors o 188 institutions
Background and Pre-College VariablesEffect Native American (vs. White) – Came to college to prepare for graduate school + Goal of being well-off financially – Note: Several other pre-college experiences and achievement variables had significant associations with faculty mentorship prior to adding college experiences to the model.
College ExperiencesEffect Career goal: Discovery/enhancement of knowledge + Failed one or more courses – Joined club related to major + Presented research at a conference + Worked on independent study projects + Tutored another college student + Met with advisor/counselor about career plans + Asked professor for advice after class +
College ExperiencesEffect Challenged a professor’s ideas in class + Felt intimidated by professors – Felt isolated from campus life – Felt that faculty are interested in students’ personal problems + Felt that faculty are interested in students’ academic problems + Satisfaction with racial/ethnic diversity of student body +
Institutional ContextEffect Control: Private + Selectivity + HBCU (vs. non-HBCU) + Proportion of STEM undergraduates – Student aggregate: Faculty are interested in students’ personal problems + Faculty aggregate: Faculty are interested in students’ academic problems +
Contact Information Acknowledgments: This study was made possible by the support of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH Grant Numbers 1 R01 GMO and R01 GMO as well as the National Science Foundation, NSF Grant Number This independent research and the views expressed here do not indicate endorsement by the sponsors. Papers and reports are available for download at: Project Faculty and Co-PIs: Sylvia Hurtado Mitchell Chang Gina Garcia Felisha Herrera Cindy Mosqueda Postdoctoral Scholars: Kevin Eagan Josephine Gasiewski Administrative Staff: Aaron Pearl Graduate Research Assistants: Christopher Newman Minh Tran Jessica Sharkness Juan Garibay Tanya Figueroa