Published: Qingmin Shi

Qingmin Shi (Decision Support) along with Kathryn Tucker, Gwen Sharp, Tony Scinta, and Sandip Thanki from Nevada State College, recently published a paper, “Fostering Historically Underserved Students' Success: An Embedded Peer Support Model that Merges Non-Cognitive Principles with Proven Academic Support Practices” in The Review of Higher Education. This study investigated how an embedded peer support model that integrates non-cognitive principles, academic support, and peer mentoring affected students’ success in completing gateway first-year courses, as well as key measures such as retention at a Hispanic- and minority-serving Institution. The results show that the program had a statistically significant effect on the success metrics of first-generation, Pell-receiving, and racial/ethnic minority students. This program provides a potential model for reducing achievement gaps in higher education. 

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