Ascending Toward New Heights: Building Navigational Capital for Latinx Community College Students

Supplemental Files
Date
2020-03-01
Authors
Doran, Erin
Doran, Erin
Hengesteg, Paul
Major Professor
Advisor
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Authors
Doran, Erin
Person
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Series
Department
School of EducationCenter for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Abstract

The Ascender program was created in 2012 by Catch the Next Inc., to address the challenges of increasing community college retention and transfer rates, especially among Latinx students in developmental education. This study looks at the experiences of participants in this program and how it provided validating experiences and fostered their navigational capital on campus and through the transfer process. Results show that a rich first-year experience and additional engagement with the Ascender program helps students learn how to better navigate the complex systems of financial aid and transfer processes while also building their confidence as successful college students.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Doran, Erin, and Paul Hengesteg. "Ascending Toward New Heights: Building Navigational Capital for Latinx Community College Students." Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition 32, no. 1 (2020): 29-41. Posted with permission.

Description
Keywords
Citation
DOI
Source
Collections