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On My Own (2020)

The Challenge and Promise of Building Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways

Xueli Wang, University of Wisconsin-Madison This book follows 1,670 two-year college students over four years as they begin STEM programs in the Midwest and documents their educational and life experiences as they moved toward, or away from, the prospect of transfer to a four-year institution. Their stories reveal that they were on their own, left to navigate the pathways to transfer without meaningful institutional support.


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