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Shadduck, Peggy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Despite good career prospects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, persistence of students in STEM fields of study at the community college and transfer to universities to pursue STEM majors is often quite low. Theories of persistence emphasize the importance of engagement, integration, validation, and financial…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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Gloria, Christian T.; Steinhardt, Mary A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Universities increasingly value the contribution of postdoctoral fellows (postdocs) toward organizational success, yet this group is often the most overlooked and underserved compared to others in higher education (namely, students, faculty, and staff). Despite the stressful and challenging nature of the profession, it is critical for postdocs to…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Emotional Response, Participation, Supervisors
Flores, Jayni – 1988
Telephone interviews with Chicanas--30 graduates and 20 dropouts from Title VII Bilingual Education Doctoral Fellowship Programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas are reported. The study sought information on how the Chicanas' perceptions of racism, sexism, economics, family responsibilities, support networks, role models,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Bilingual Education, Doctoral Programs, Economic Factors