GTF Fellows White Papers

GTF Fellows write a monograph/white paper per year of the award period. Below you’ll find the full papers along with their executive summaries.


2017 GTF FELLOWS WHITE PAPERS


Class of 2013
Developmental Education and Latino College Students’ Academic Outcomes
by Dr. Edna C. Alfaro*, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Match or Mismatch? Automatic Admissions and College Preferences of Low- and High-Income Students
by Dr. Jane Arnold Lincove, Associate Professor, University of Maryland – Baltimore County; Dr. Kalena E. Cortes*, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

College-Going Culture and College Readiness Complexities: A Case Study of Three Racially and Economically Diverse Texas High Schools
by Dr. Melissa A. Martinez*, Associate Professor, Texas State University

Giving Up on a Course: An Analysis of Course Dropping Behaviors Among Community College Students
by Dr. Lyle McKinney*, Associate Professor, University of Houston; Dr. Heather Novak, Research Manager and Statistical Analyst, Colorado State University; & Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn, Professor, Iowa State University

Class of 2014
Latino Adolescents’ Academic Identity and Achievement: Descriptive Findings
by Dr. Melissa Y. Delgado*, Associate Professor, The University of Arizona; Dr. Lorey Wheeler, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(Note: Dr. Delgado moved to The University of Arizona from Texas State University in 2017.)

Teacher Education and College and Career Readiness for All Students: Year 2 Study Update
by Dr. Holly Hungerford-Kresser*, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington

Mathematics Predictors on the Algebra Performance of Undergraduate University Students: Year 1 Results
by Dr. Sarah R. Powell*, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Class of 2015
Preliminary Findings: Latino Students Who Enroll in Engineering Fields with Dual Credits
by Dr. Taryn Ozuna Allen*, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington

In School on the Texas-Mexico Border: An Ethnographic Study Examining How State Education Accountability Policies Shape and Reshape Schooling for English Learners
by Dr. Amy J. Bach*, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso

Constructing Choice Sets: How Texas Community College Students Choose Transfer Institutions
by Dr. Huriya Jabbar*, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin; & Dr. Joanna Sánchez, Eliza Epstein, & Wesley Edwards, The University of Texas at Austin


2016 GTF FELLOWS WHITE PAPERS


Class of 2013
Mothers’ and Fathers’ Academic Support, Cultural Values, and Latino College Students’ Academic Outcomes: Preliminary Findings
Executive Summary
by Dr. Edna C. Alfaro*, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Apply Yourself: Racial and Ethnic Differences in College Application
Executive Summary
by Dr. Sandra E. Black, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, IZA and NBER; Dr. Kalena E. Cortes*, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, IZA and NBER; & Dr. Jane Arnold Lincove, Research Assistant Professor, Tulane University

The college-going culture and college readiness efforts at three Texas high schools: Brief Synopsis of the Study’s Progress
Executive Summary
by Dr. Melissa A. Martinez*, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Borrowing Among Academically Underprepared Students: Facilitating Success or Perpetuating Inequity at the Community College?
Executive Summary
by Dr. Lyle McKinney*, Assistant Professor, University of Houston; Dr. Heather Novak, Research Manager, Colorado State University; & Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn, Associate Dean and Professor, Iowa State University

Class of 2014
The Effects of Targeted Recruitment and Comprehensive Supports for Low-Income High Achievers at Elite Universities: Evidence from Texas Flagships
Working Paper
by Dr. Rodney J. Andrews*, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas; Dr. Scott A. Imberman, Associate Professor, Michigan State University and NBER; & Dr. Michael F. Lovenheim, Associate Professor, Cornell University and NBER

Academic Identity and Latino Adolescents’ Academic Achievement: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations, Methodological Challenges, and Lessons Learned
Executive Summary
by Dr. Melissa Y. Delgado*, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Teacher Education and College and Career Readiness for All Students
Executive Summary
by Dr. Holly Hungerford-Kresser*, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington

The Influence of Student Demographics and Mathematics Experiences on Postsecondary Mathematics Performance
Executive Summary
by Dr. Sarah R. Powell*, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin


2015 GTF FELLOWS WHITE PAPERS


Class of 2013
Efficacy vs. Equity: What Happens When States Tinker with College Admissions in a Race-blind Era?
Executive Summary
by Dr. Sandra E. Black, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Kalena E. Cortes*, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University; & Dr. Jane Arnold Lincove, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Increasing College Readiness and Creating a College Culture at Texas High Schools Serving Low-income Students and Students of Color: Preliminary Findings
Executive Summary
by Dr. Melissa A. Martinez*, Assistant Professor, Texas State University

Performance-Based Funding for Community Colleges in Texas: Are Colleges Disadvantaged by Serving the Most Disadvantaged Students?
Executive Summary
by Dr. Lyle McKinney*, Assistant Professor, University of Houston & Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn, Professor, Associate Dean, Iowa State University

Please note: Although the research is supported by GTF, the opinions expressed in these reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation.

*Denotes GTF Fellow