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dc.contributor.advisor Durdella, Nathan R. en Randolph, Donna en 2014-08-26T23:24:23Z en 2014-08-26T23:24:23Z en 2014 en 2014-08-26 en 2014-08 en
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dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-120) en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of transfer students of color participating in a STEM research program. This examination focused specifically on student-faculty interactions. One-to-one semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine students and participant observations were performed at a large regional urban public four-year university in the southwestern portion of the United States. I used Spradley's ethnographic concepts, a cultural thematic analysis, for interviews and observations to conduct the research for this study. Using Rendón's theory of validation, I found that student-faculty relations and the commitment of faculty played important roles in the academic and social experiences of transfer students of color in the engineering and computer science fields. The findings further indicate that student-faculty relationships impact and shape the experiences of students of color in career development and career aspirations. The themes that emerged support the experiences of students of color as they participated in STEM research. Frequent communication, structured research-related workshops, a strong research culture, and connections of research to academic progress help transfer students of color face challenges as they participated in a faculty STEM research program. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Donna Randolph en
dc.format.extent xii, 131 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge en
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dc.subject Student-Faculty Interactions en
dc.subject STEM en
dc.subject Students of color en
dc.subject.other Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. en
dc.title Examination of student-faculty interaction in STEM research projects among transfer students of color en
dc.type Dissertation en 2014-08-26T23:24:23Z en
dc.description.embargoterms 2 years en
dc.contributor.department California State University, Northridge. Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. en Ed.D. en
dc.contributor.committeemember Melara, Gloria E. en
dc.contributor.committeemember Hagler, LaTesha en
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