Higher Education Research

Understanding the Challenge

Carey, K. (2004). A matter of degrees:  Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities. Washington, DC: Education Trust.

Chubin, D. (2002). Who is doing science – and who will?. In Lita, S.J., Nelson, S.D., Teich, A.H. (Eds.), AAAS science and technology policy yearbook 2002 (pp345-354). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Daempfle, P. (2002). An analysis of the high attrition rates among first year college science, math, and engineering majors. Geneva, NY: Education Department, Hobart and William Smith. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 465347)

Herrin, G., Veenstra, C., (2006). An analysis of graduation rates at research universities. Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education.

Millett, C.M. (2005). Defining the STEM landscape: The pre-college and first year picture. Presented at the 2005 CIRTL Forum Addressing the Student Learning Experience: Achieving Diversity in STEM Disciplines.

Attracting and Retaining STEM Graduates

Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST). 2004. A bridge for all: higher education design
principles to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. San Diego: BEST.

Gilmer, T. C. (2007). An understanding of the improved grades, retention, and graduation rates
of STEM Majors at the Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS) Program of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) . Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 8. Available online at: http://www.auburn.edu/research/litee/jstem/viewarticle.php?id=280&layout=abstract.

Jones, E. & Koopman, A. (2006, June). A mathematical model to identify pre-turnover mindset in sophomore students at the university. Prepared for the American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Chicago.

Undergraduate Science, Math, and Engineering Education:  What’s Working? Hearing before the Subcommittee on
Research of the Committee on Science of the House of Representatives. 109th Cong., 2nd Sess. (2006)

Richter-Egger, D. (2008, May). Models for early undergraduate research to attract and retain STEM
graduates. Presented at the Enriching the Academic Experience of Undergraduate Science Students Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.   

Scalise, A., Besterfield-Sacre, M., Shuman, L. & Wolfe, H.  (2000, October). First term probation: Models for identifying high risk students. ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO. 

Saviz, C., Fernandez, A., Golanbari, M., Khoie, R. & Watson, K. (2006, June). A program to improve learning and retention of first year engineering students. Report prepared for American Society for Engineering Education Conference, Chicago.

Seymour, E. & Hewitt, N.M. (1997). Talking about leaving: Why undergraduates leave the sciences. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Stuart, G. (2007) The social networks of college students in learning communities. Paper prresented at the 2006 National Resource Center 26th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.

Systemic Research. (2005). MIE Fact Book 2005. Norwood, MA: Systemic Research.

Urban Institute. (2005). Final report on the evaluation of the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program. Washington, D.C.: Author.  

Young, D.Y. & Redlinger, L.J. (2001). Modeling student flows through the university’s pipelines. 41st
Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, Long Beach, CA.