This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Tuesday, May 21 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Capstone Roundtable — Nevertheless, they persisted? A Case Study of the Louisiana Educates Pilot Program Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

First-generation college students from low-income backgrounds are enrolling in college at higher rates than ever before. But what steps can be taken to close the persistence gap? In Louisiana, the University of Louisiana Lafayette (UL) is piloting an evidence-based program for eligible first-generation, low-income students from New Orleans public high schools. This capstone discussion involves an evaluative case study of the program’s first year, including a discussion of the mixed-methods approach, engagement with key stakeholders, and the development of actionable output for university personnel and community partners.

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Kate Babineau

Senior Research Fellow, The Cowen Institute, Tulane University
Kate is a Senior Research Fellow with the Cowen Institute, a core fellow with the Newcomb Institute, and a Cohort 9 Fellow with Harvard University's Strategic Data Project. Her areas of interest include qualitative and mixed-methods research, data visualization, research ethics, and... Read More →

Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Kennedy A, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)

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