The Income Disparity In College Student Social Media Use No One Is Talking About

When I present to higher education professionals on college students and social media, I often begin by providing some basic statistics on social media platform use and adoption.  My reason for sharing these statistics is to set the stage for our subsequent discussions.  Age is by far the biggest determinant of overall social media use.  If you are younger, you are far more likely to be on social media.  Outside of age, looking at other demographic factors (race, ethnicity, geography, etc.), social media adoption is relatively uniform.  What is not uniform, however,… Read More

Capturing the Elusive: ASHE 2012 Presentation

I have the privilege of presenting a paper with some of my colleagues this week at the Association for the Study Of Higher Education National Conference in Las Vegas. Titled, “Capturing the Elusive: Accounting for Study Attrition and Complex Trajectories in a Longitudinal Study of Low-Income High School Graduates,” this presentation examines a unique method of data collection we employed in attempting to understand the college going behavior of a group of high school graduates of low socioeconomic status.  Below is a little preview of what we have in store.  Please do… Read More