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Sat 23 Mar 2024 11:10 - 11:35 at Meeting Rooms B110-112 - Experiential & Guided Learning Chair(s): Chunming Gao

This preliminary study investigates the impact of a collaborative guided inquiry learning approach on the retention and performance of underrepresented minority (URM) students in an Object Oriented Programming course at a Hispanic Serving Institution. The study indicates that this teaching method significantly improves learning outcomes for both URM and non-URM students, with no notable differences in retention rates. Student surveys highlight the strategy’s effectiveness in promoting communication and collaboration skills, which are essential in software development careers. These findings highlight the potential of this approach to reduce attrition, improve performance, and promote diversity within the Computer Science discipline, contributing to a more inclusive and skilled workforce in the technology industry.