Interested in better understanding LGBTQ students at your institution? Join NSSE researchers Allison BrckaLorenz and Jana Clark as they share research on queer undergraduates' engagement at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference from June 20-23rd in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA. Catch this session at 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, June 21st. Read below for an overview of the presentation. More about the STHLE Conference can be found here.
Research shows there are differences in the college experience for queer students. Sexual orientation impacts academic experiences, intellectual development, and student perceptions of campus climate. This session will explore the participation of nearly 800 queer first-year and seniors students in activities that promote learning and development at ten institutions. Additional demographics and characteristics of queer students as well as patterns of engagement in activities such as reflective and integrative learning, student-faculty interaction, and high-impact practices. Although some comparison will be made to straight students at Canadian institutions and queer students at institutions in the U.S., the focus of this discussion will be on queer students at Canadian institutions. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on and discuss the engagement of queer students in different contexts and what that means for efforts to increase or maintain a high level of engagement for queer students in courses and across institutions.
- BrckaLorenz, A., & Clark, J. (June 2017). Engagement and characteristics of queer students. Program presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Halifax, Canada.