Black Male Focus Group Data Shared at National Conference

Adriian Gardner along with faculty from the School of Communication presented focus group findings at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Kansas City, Missouri, March 14-17. After reviewing institutional data regarding the completion rates for black males in high-enrollment classes, Gardner and his colleagues deployed focus groups with black male students who were enrolled in first-year writing and communication courses to gather qualitative data about their experiences in the classroom and on campus.  The title of the presentation at the conference

Adriian Gardner presents his focus group data at CCCC in Kansas City, MO

was “Listening, Learning, Reflecting, and Transforming: How UCA Faculty Are Using Focus Groups to Change Traditional Learning Environments through Radical Pedagogy.”