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“Access, Persistence and Retention: Family Involvement for Latino Success in College”

2008 Innovations Conference

League for Innovation in the Community College

March 03, 2008

overview
Overview
  • Grant funded research project to create a Family Involvement Model that engages college students’ families in the instructional process
  • Measure the effect of the model on access, retention, and persistence
  • Document the impact of involving students’ families in the learning process
  • Share the model with other colleges to replicate results
what is the fim model
What is the FIM Model?
  • Refers to the integration

of one or more key family members of Latino students into student success initiatives throughout their academic experience

why use fim model
Why use FIM Model?
  • Involving families works according to an extensive review of successful K-12 and other similar student retention practices
  • Our approach will use the FIM model for the first time at the college level.
participants
Participants
  • Lead Colleges

Mountain View College

Brookhaven College

  • Follow-on Colleges

El Centro College

Richland College

North Lake College

Cedar Valley College

Palo Alto College

project timeline

Year 1

Mountain View College and Brookhaven College

Planning

Project Timeline

Year 2

Implementation

Richland College And

El Centro College

Planning

Year 3

Implementation

Follow-On Colleges

Four DCCCD and external colleges will be added

Year 1

Mountain View College and Brookhaven College

mountain view college
Mountain View College:

Cultural Studies Fiesta Oak Cliff

  • Learning how the Oak Cliff communities work: families, churches, schools, political groups

HIST 1302 / ARTS 1301

  • La Raza: the history and art of Latino Americans Learning Community
brookhaven college cultural studies
Brookhaven College: Cultural Studies

Mexico Studies:

A Cultural Perspective

  • Interdisciplinary and

cross-cultural studies human

thought and relationships by

considering a significant theme

  • The Caribbean: A Cultural Perspective
  • Focuses on topics related to the Caribbean, with special emphasis on the African influence within the broader Caribbean, Central, and South American regions.
richland college
Richland College
  • Introduction to the field of Mexican-American/Chicano studies from its inception to the present. Introduce students to salient cultural, economic, educational, historical, political, and social concepts.
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The grant is a research grant not an implementation grant. As such, our primary focus is on documenting the results of the grant using both qualitative and quantitative measures. We do, as educators, have a desire to see our students succeed. One measure that is a pleasure to report is the faculty reporting through video techniques that the model works for their student’s success.

types of data
Types of data

1. Qualitative data in the form of video, opinionaires, and feedback sessions

  • 2. Artifacts
  • 3. Quantitative data from Colleague data base
success a b c
Success – A,B,C

Definitions

Persistence – Staying in the class

until the end with a performance

grade

Retention – Returning in the next full term

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The First CohortSpring 2007 To Fall 2007Brookhaven CollegeCultural Studies-2370-2001Mountain View CollegeCultural Studies-2370-6001Cultural Studies-2370-6002

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The Second CohortFall 2007 to Spring 2008Brookhaven CollegeCultural Studies-2370-2001Mountain View CollegeCultural Studies-2370-6001Cultural Studies-2370-6002 Richland CollegeHumanities-1305-8096Cultural Studies-2370-8096

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Spring 2007 Persistence

Spring 2007 Persistence

The null hypothesis is that the two variables are independent - or, in this particular case that the likelihood of success is the same for students receiving treatment as the students not receiving treatment (control).

X2 = 1.749 significance <.20

In this case the null hypothesis is accepted. The treatment did not have a statistically significant positive effect on the retention of students. However, there is the possibility of educational significance. This result should be examined further to determine the cause of the magnitude of increase in persistence.

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Fall 2008 Persistence

The null hypothesis is that the two variables are independent - or, in this particular case that the likelihood of success is the same for students receiving treatment as the students not receiving treatment (control).

X2 = .24 significance <.30

In this case the null hypothesis is accepted. The treatment did not have a statistically significant positive effect on the retention of students. However, there is the possibility of educational significance. This result should be examined further to determine the cause of the magnitude of increase in persistence.

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Spring 2007/Fall 2007 Retention

The null hypothesis is that the two variables are independent - or, in this particular case that the likelihood of not returning is the same for students receiving treatment as the students not receiving treatment (control).

X2 = 6.49 significance .01

In this case the null hypothesis is rejected. The treatment did have a statistically positive effect on the retention of students.

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FAQ’s

Do you offer scholarships to students?

Is the grant limited in supporting classes pertaining to a specific subject area?

What are the benefits for faculty?

Are there guidelines for faculty to follow when using the FIM model?

What will happen to the classes, once the grant’s funding has ended?

desired results
Desired Results
  • Models that include the family in the

instructional process

  • Models implemented in courses

with addition of minimal funding

  • All colleges involved in the data collection

and evaluation processes

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The Contents of this presentation were developed under a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government
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Jim Corvey

[email protected]

Rene Prupes

[email protected]

http://www.mountainviewcollege.edu/fimhome/defalt.aspx

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