THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION
GRANT PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
“The Impact of Individual, Institutional, and Interpersonal Factors on Latina/o Students’ Postsecondary Preparation, Access, and Persistence”
Dr. Javier Cavazos Vela, Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies
Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellowship Program:
Research Support and Capacity Building for Junior Faculty
Amount and Project Period:
$97,077 over 3 years
February 7, 2014
The current research project addresses the urgency to identify individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors that influence underserved and disadvantaged students’ postsecondary preparation, access, and persistence. This research project will address the following research questions: 1) What individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors influence Latina/o high school students’ postsecondary preparation and access? 2) What individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors predict Latina/o students’ postsecondary persistence? 3) What are the effects of interventions to improve individual, interpersonal, and institutional factors related to Latina/o students’ postsecondary preparation and access? Given the growing Latina/o population and their low college completion rates, it is important to use longitudinal data and an ecological framework to examine causal and predictive relationships among factors that contribute to postsecondary preparation, access, persistence, and completion (Zychinski & Polo, 2012).
“TEACHING, LEARNING AND SCHOLARLY INQUIRY FOR AN INTERCULTURAL WORLD”
Please contact Prisci Roca Tipton at
956-882-5722 for more information related to this Grant Proposal Submission.