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ERIC Number: EJ1260119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
Campus Visits: Impact of a College Outreach Strategy on Student STEM Aspirations
Kitchen, Joseph Allen; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v57 n3 p266-281 2020
Campus visits are widely used outreach strategies, yet there are few empirical studies examining their impacts. This retrospective cohort study of 27 colleges and universities considers data from 15,847 college students to examine the effect of campus visits on STEM career aspirations. Results reveal that campus visits that included meetings with STEM professors significantly increased the odds of students expressing STEM career aspirations. Implications for policymakers, educators, and academic and student affairs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1161052