The University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Education is seeking to add two postdoctoral scholars to our Promoting At-promise Student Success (PASS) research team to work on a longitudinal mixed methods evaluation study that examines how at-promise students (i.e. here, low-income students, many of whom are first-generation and racially minoritized) experience various forms of support during college.
The overarching aims of the study are to (1) better understand how at-promise students’ psychosocial and academic outcomes change over time and relate to their experiences on campus; and, (2) examine programmatic and institutional change processes in support of at-promise student success.
The position will be based at USC but the study itself focuses on three University of Nebraska campuses.
One of the postdoctoral positions will involve launching, supporting and documenting the progress of three Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) comprised of university administrators, staff, and faculty from academic and student affairs.
The other postdoctoral position will focus on understanding how comprehensive college transition programs (CCTPs) most effectively support their students and how programs respond to research findings and to change. Both postdoctoral scholars will also collect and analyze student-level data.