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Abstract Title: Impacts of teaching style and on retention of underrepresented groups in STEM
Abstract: We report on an analysis of interviews with 137 STEM majors and 40 students who started but dropped a STEM major. Interviewees represent diversity across both race and gender. Students were asked about the level of interactivity in their college science courses and if they preferred a different emphasis. They were also asked if they thought their professors cared about them and their learning. Analysis indicates all demographics prefer more interactivity than they report encountering. Additionally, results indicate retention of women and non-whites may be negatively impacted by a lecture based teaching style. Non-whites and those who dropped a STEM major report the lowest levels of care from their professors.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Melissa Dancy
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 7047630125
and Co-Presenter(s)
Katherine Rainey - University of Colorado
Roslyn Mickelson, Elizabeth Stearns, and Stephanie Moller - University of NC at Charlottet