Faculty and Staff Research Presentations on Student Success Spring 2022
An Open Research Forum - Spring 2022
Faculty and Staff Research Presentations on Student Success
Teams of faculty and staff from colleges and divisions across the university will share their research finding in exploring the challenges to timely graduation. Join us in these discussions and learn how we can remove barriers to student success. Please see the information below regarding each forum and RSVP!
All presentations will be held 12pm-1:30pm.
Forum 1: "Finding the Right Path to Graduate"
- April 20th, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Project Description: One of the key objectives of this project is to provide the University with strategies to improve student graduation rates and to help students find the right path to graduate. This study will utilize both econometric modeling as well as machine learning approaches. The econometric approach will help us to better understand major switching and its consequences. It will also aid our machine learning approach in building a predictive model. The results from econometric and machine learning will help to build an early recommendation system on major switching for student success.
Forum 2: "High-Impact Practices at CSULB: How (and for whom) Do They Promote Student Success?"
- April 21st, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Project Description: The overarching goal of the proposed study is to examine the role that three types of HIPs---academic internships, undergraduate research, and service learning —play in CSULB student success, including the impact of HIPs on student perception of their CSULB experience and participation data of who engages in HIPs at the Beach. This presentation will focus on internship data across all five HIP projects.
- Forum 3: "CSULB Student Enrollment: A Dynamic Model with Projections"
- April 22nd, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Project Description: This proposal is to develop a software program to help decision makers during the enrollment planning process by modeling student progress through their programs and how it will impact overall enrollment in departments and the university.
- Forum 4: "Who drop out from CSULB and what factors predict their attrition?"
- April 25th, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Project Description: The goal of this research is to identify (1) who drop out from CSULB, and (2) critical predictors of student attrition in the first two years at CSULB.
- Forum 5: "Abating Attrition"
- April 26th, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Project Description: This project seeks to determine the causes and antecedents to student attrition at The Beach. Our research questions for this project surround issues related to identification. In particular, we are interested in knowing (1) who the students are that decide to leave our campus. We are also interested in knowing (2) why they are leaving and what we can do about it from the standpoint of institutional intervention.
- San Bolkan - Professor, Communication Studies
- Kerry Klima - Senior Director of Assessment and Educational Partnerships
- Don Haviland - Department Chair, Educational Leadership
- Kaitlyn Stormes - Research Technician, College of Liberal Arts
- Lizzet Rojas - Doctoral Candidate, UCLA
- Forum 6: "Identify and Support Diverse Pathways to Timely Graduation in CNSM"
- April 27th, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Project Description: The goal of the proposed project is to utilize social-cognitive traits (attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions) in conjunction with demographics, admission and student success data to identify cohorts of CSULB first-year biology students with similar needs in order to design support structures that ensure their major retention and timely graduation.