Event Title

The American Indian crisis in the classroom: A qualitative study of an American Indian students educational experience

Presenter Information

Avis Garcia, University of Wyoming

Location

ED Annex 211

Start Date

7-3-2014 11:30 AM

End Date

7-3-2014 12:00 PM

Description

College graduation rates among American India (AI) college students prove the lowest among all ethnic minority groups in the nation. AI students at the University of Wyoming, graduate at a rate of 38%, while Caucasian students graduate at a rate of 53%. This qualitative pilot study examines resiliency factors that AI students associate their ability to complete their education. A semi-structured interview was completed as part of a phenomenological study to explore one student’s perception of supportive factors that affected their persistence at UW. The factors identified were categorized into supportive and common themes. The information compiled in this study will be used as a guide to enhance future AI student support services at the University of Wyoming.

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The American Indian crisis in the classroom: A qualitative study of an American Indian students educational experience

ED Annex 211

College graduation rates among American India (AI) college students prove the lowest among all ethnic minority groups in the nation. AI students at the University of Wyoming, graduate at a rate of 38%, while Caucasian students graduate at a rate of 53%. This qualitative pilot study examines resiliency factors that AI students associate their ability to complete their education. A semi-structured interview was completed as part of a phenomenological study to explore one student’s perception of supportive factors that affected their persistence at UW. The factors identified were categorized into supportive and common themes. The information compiled in this study will be used as a guide to enhance future AI student support services at the University of Wyoming.