Research Day 2018 Schedule

Event Title

Undergraduate Research: Experiences of Successful African-American Women at GSU #BLACKGIRLMAGIC

Location

D1497

Start Date

April 2018

End Date

April 2018

Abstract

The success of African-American women is oftentimes unacknowledged in higher education. The purpose of this qualitative study is to illuminate how African-American women successfully navigate their junior-year of college. This research is important because African-American women are oppressed time and again based upon their race and gender, so these focus groups provided a forum to discuss their goals and success. Data collection, led by four undergraduate students, involved four focus groups that allowed African-American women with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and higher to discuss how they succeeded in their junior-year at a mid-sized, public institution. The researchers will discuss how higher education administrators can support African-American women, and in turn, stimulate conditions within the collegiate environments that foster student success.

Identify Grant

An Equity Grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Dr. Matthew Cooney (mcooney@govst.edu) and Dr. Maristela Zell (mzell@govst.edu).

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Apr 6th, 9:30 AM Apr 6th, 10:00 AM

Undergraduate Research: Experiences of Successful African-American Women at GSU #BLACKGIRLMAGIC

D1497

The success of African-American women is oftentimes unacknowledged in higher education. The purpose of this qualitative study is to illuminate how African-American women successfully navigate their junior-year of college. This research is important because African-American women are oppressed time and again based upon their race and gender, so these focus groups provided a forum to discuss their goals and success. Data collection, led by four undergraduate students, involved four focus groups that allowed African-American women with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and higher to discuss how they succeeded in their junior-year at a mid-sized, public institution. The researchers will discuss how higher education administrators can support African-American women, and in turn, stimulate conditions within the collegiate environments that foster student success.