Title

Fostering Historically Underserved Students' Success: An Embedded Peer Support Model that Merges Non-Cognitive Principles with Proven Academic Support Practices

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-19-2020

Publication Title

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

Volume

892

Issue

1

First page number:

1

Last page number:

8

Abstract

This study investigated how an embedded peer support model that integrates non-cognitive principles, academic support, and peer mentoring affected students' success in completing gateway first-year courses as well as key measures such as retention at a Hispanic- and Minority-Serving Institution. The results show that the program had a statistically significant effect on the success metrics of first-generation, Pell-receiving, and racial/ethnic minority students. This program provides a potential model for reducing achievement gaps in higher education; however, the impacts on long-term retention and graduation require further investigation.

Keywords

Radio transient sources; Interstellar plasma; Plasma physics

Disciplines

Plasma and Beam Physics | Stars, Interstellar Medium and the Galaxy

Language

English

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