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Abstract Title: A critical examination of DFW rates in LA supported physics courses
Abstract: The American Physical Society calls for improving the diversity of physics by supporting an inclusive culture that encourages women and people of color to become physicists. Evidence shows that a major barrier to pursuing a career in physics or any other STEM discipline is passing the introductory physics course. We investigated the intersectional nature of racism, sexism, and classism in inequities in student rates of earning a non-passing grade (d, f, or withdrawal; DFW) using a quantitative critical framework. The analyses examined DFW rates for students in LA and non-LA supported physics courses at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Results identified large differences across intersecting identities. Controlling for instructors, LAs were found to be associated with decreases in DFW rates across all demographic groups.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: 1.C1

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ben Van Dusen
CSU Chico
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 5417296446