Affiliation: City of Hope
Community Teaching Laboratory Program Evaluation
The evaluation team partnered with City of Hope to examine the effects of their Community Teaching Laboratory program. This program aims to offer students laboratory experiences in the biotech area and involve them in ongoing cancer research. As part of the evaluation, the team worked closely with City of Hope to develop tracking mechanisms and assessments to understand the impact that the program has on students.
Affiliation: University of California, Irvine
DECADE PLUS Program Evaluation
The evaluation of UCI's Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience: Partnering in Leadership for Undergraduate Students (DECADE PLUS) program aimed to understand the effects of mentoring from graduate leadership coaches and undergraduate peer mentors on academic performance and leadership development. The DECADE PLUS program evaluation utilized a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) to assign students to treatment and control conditions. The research design also utilized an embedded mixed methods component that included multiple interviews and focus groups, to understand student experiences. This evaluation has significant policy and theoretical implications since it represents one of the few RCT studies to examine first-year experience programs.
Affiliation: Girl’s Inc.
Pregnancy Prevention Program Evaluation
Girl's Inc is a pregnancy prevention program for high school-aged participants. The program provides age-appropriate, medically accurate information intended to postpone sexual activity and promote effective protection against pregnancy and sexual transmitted diseases. A randomized control trial was implemented to understand the impacts of the Girl's Inc. curriculum on pregnancy and health related outcomes.
Affiliation: University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention Evaluation
This program is a first-year experience program designed to increase the retention rates of undergraduate students at UC Riverside. Evaluation of the program utilized Randomized Control Trial (RCT) to assign students to treatment and control conditions. In addition, the research design included multiple interviews with students and faculty and the tracking of students who dropped out to determine the reasons why. This evaluation has significant policy and theoretical implications since it represents one of the few RCT studies to examine first-year experience programs.