Academic Enrichment Center Presentations

Title

Moments that Matter: The Role of ‘Microaffirmations’ in the Ability of Students of Color to Thrive in College

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

11-9-2017

Keywords

Microaffirmations, higher education

Conference/Event

Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference

Location

Houston, TX

Abstract

This study focused on thriving in college for students of color. The primary finding from this research indicated that thriving students of color in this study were most influenced by the academic support of their peers, by a friendly campus environment, by faculty intentionally creating a positive emotional classroom climate, and by an embodied spirit of hospitality at their institutions.

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