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Fri 22 Mar 2024 11:10 - 11:35 at Meeting Room D135 - Persistence in CS and Retention Chair(s): Jennifer Wong-Ma

This paper reports on the longitudinal impacts of an inclusive, structured research experience program for early career undergraduates in computer science that engages a large number of students from minoritized groups.
We compared academic performance and retention in the major for program participants at two large public research universities in the United States vs. a matched control group of demographically and academically similar students. We found that the retention rate of program participants was higher than the control at both universities, though not statistically significantly so. We found no significant difference in post-program GPA, and the program did not erase equity gaps in GPA by race and first generation status that existed before the program. These results help us understand the benefits and limitations of large-scale early research programs for increasing equity in computer science.

Fri 22 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
Persistence in CS and RetentionPapers at Meeting Room D135
Chair(s): Jennifer Wong-Ma University of California, Irvine
10:45
25m
Talk
What factors influence persistence in project-based programming courses at community colleges?
Papers
Chris Bogart Carnegie Mellon University, Marshall An Carnegie Mellon University, Eric Keylor Carnegie Mellon University, Pawanjeet Singh Carnegie Mellon University, Jaromir Savelka Carnegie Mellon University, Majd Sakr Carnegie Mellon University
DOI
11:10
25m
Talk
A Longitudinal Study of the Relationship between Early Undergraduate Research and Academic Outcomes in Computer Science
Papers
Kamen Redfield University of California, San Diego, Sukham Sidhu University of California, San Diego, Zackary Glazewski University of California, Santa Barbara, Cynthia Lee Stanford University, Diba Mirza University of California Santa Barbara, Christine Alvarado University of California San Diego
DOI
11:35
25m
Talk
Exploring Computing Students' Sense of Belonging Before and After a Collaborative Learning Course
Papers
Morgan Fong University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Shan Huang University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Abdussalam Alawini University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Mariana Silva University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Geoffrey Herman University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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