Strategies to Promote Retention, Completion, and Academic Success of Students from Underrepresented Populations

Description

Evidenced-based interventions to promote key academic outcomes among students from underrepresented populations.

Project Dates

  • 2011 - Present

Project Leads

  • Carol Van Zile-Tamsen
    Associate Director
    Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo
  • David A Patterson Silver Wolf (Adelv unegv Waya)
    Assistant Professor
    Washington University in St. Louis

Collaborators

  • Kelly Ahuna
    Assistant Professor
    Medaille College
  • Shanandora Billiot
    PhD Candidate
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jessica Black
    PhD Candidate
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Sheretta Butler-Barnes
    Assistant Professor
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jill Fish
    PhD Candidate
    University of Minnesota
  • Jennifer Livingston
    Research Scientist
    University at Buffalo
  • Christine Tinnesz
    Instructor
    Buffalo State College
  • Molly Tovar
    Professor
    Washington University in St. Louis

Outcomes

Publications

  • Patterson, D.A., Butler-Barnes, S.T., Van Zile-Tamsen, C. (2015). American Indian/Alaskan Native college dropout: Recommendations for increasing retention and graduation. Washington University Journal of American Indian & Alaska Native Health, 1(1), Article 1.
  • Patterson, D.A., Ahuna, K.H., Tinnesz, C.G., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2014). Using self-regulated learning to increase Native American college retention. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 16, 219-237.
  • Patterson, D.A., VanZile-Tamsen, C., Black, J., & Billiot, S. (2013). A comparison of self-reported physical health and health conditions of American Indian/Alaskan Natives to other college students. Journal of Community Health, 38, 1090-1097.
  • Patterson, D.A., VanZile-Tamsen, C., Black, J., Billiot, S., & Tovar, M. (in press). Impact of disability and other physical health issues on academic outcomes among American Indian and Alaskan Native college students: An exploratory analysis. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation.

Related projects

  • The PIs will be preparing a grant application for NSF requesting funds to examine the effectiveness of a social belonging intervention to promote retention in STEM majors for students from underserved populations.