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dc.contributor.authorLenning, Elizabeth
dc.description1 Broadside. Original created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Achievement Gap refers to academic disparities between underrepresented students and their counterparts on the basis of race/ethnicity, family income, family educational background, languages spoken at home, and gender. Science departments at some colleges and universities have begun intentionally and strategically reducing the Achievement Gap in introductory science courses. In comparison to other colleges and universities, very little work has been done in the Kalamazoo College biology and chemistry departments to determine if the Achievement Gap is present and to specifically address the Achievement Gap in the departments, if present. Using institutional data, an academic achievement gap was determined to be present in first year biology and chemistry courses on the basis of race/ethnicity and family educational background. Recommendations for reducing the Achievement Gap include changing lecture styles, providing resources particularly for serving needs of underrepresented students, implementing supplemental instruction sessions, and adopting transition programs prior to students’ matriculation into the college.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2016en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleSuccess in Science: Identifying Barriers and Bridges to First Year Students’ Success in Introductory Undergraduate Biology and Chemistry Coursesen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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