Kansas State University created a suite of recruitment programs, which included Project Impact: Multicultural Academic Program Success (MAPS) to aid incoming college freshmen in their academic transition. This program is led by the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs in collaboration with the Colleges of Agriculture, Business, and Engineering. Each college hosts a group of ethnic minority students each year. The College of Agriculture’s Diversity Program Office (DPO) serves as the host for 10 students in its college, each year. This study covers 40 participants from 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 in the College of Agriculture. Data were collected using a pre-post Likert scale assessment and analyzed by descriptive statistics. The results showed that MAPS had an impact on student knowledge and interest level in Agriculture. That is, participants’ knowledge of agricultural sciences increased. The DPO will utilize results to further develop diverse recruitment and retention programs within the College of Agriculture.
Wiley, Zelia Z. and Hobbs,, Lonnie Jr.
"An Evaluation of The Effectiveness of Project Impact: Multicultural Academic Program Success At Kansas State University,"
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