May 8, 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Sukkyung You of the Gevirtz School awarded prestigious Association of Institutional Research grant to study high school students’ college preparation
Dr. Sukkyung You, assistant researcher at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has been awarded a 2007 grant from the Association of Institutional Research (AIR). AIR’s grant program Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education Institutions funds research promising innovative contributions to postsecondary education. Dr. You’s project is titled Exploring School Effects on College Preparation of High School Students.
Dr. You received her Ph.D. from the Gevirtz School’s Department of Education in 2006. Her dissertation was titled Identifying Significant Factors Related to Adolescents' Academic Engagement Using Multilevel Latent Growth Curve Modeling.
“This grant award is the product of the generous assistance and support of many people in my life,” Dr You says. “I am truly grateful for the support and encouragement my research mentors have given me throughout the years. I thank them for believing in me and feel fortunate to have them as my mentors. I hope the findings of the proposed study provide a more in-depth knowledge about the effectiveness of schools on students’ college preparation.”
The Association of Institutional Research is a professional organization providing programs for learning, mutual intellectual exchange, and professional development for individuals who participate in higher education decision making through management research, policy analysis and planning. AIR, with support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), offers research grants, dissertation fellowships, Summer Institute Series, and a Senior Fellowship. The goal of these grant programs is to provide professional development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators, and administrators, in order to foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education.
[Sukkyung You is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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