Event Title

Finding Oneself: The Role of Clubs, Activities, and Athletics on Identity Formation at Colby College

Location

Diamond 123

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

The research reported in this presentation is based on the analysis of the New England Consortium on Assessment and Student Learning (NECASL) project, and specifically focuses on activities and athletics. Our research focused on the role that clubs and activities have on students overall experiences at Colby. Using the data previously recorded on the 36 students involved in the study, we researched the students experiences in clubs and activities that influenced overall trends we found. While every student had unique experiences, they generally fell into one of four trends when it came to how their involvement impacted their time at Colby. We examined class year and involvement, athlete vs. non-athlete involvement in extracurricular activities, students who gravitated towards their communities of likeness, as well as how academics impacted choices of clubs and activities. Our results found strong trends correlating student involvement to positive experiences as Colby.

Faculty Sponsor

Mark Tappan

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Education Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

338

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Finding Oneself: The Role of Clubs, Activities, and Athletics on Identity Formation at Colby College

Diamond 123

The research reported in this presentation is based on the analysis of the New England Consortium on Assessment and Student Learning (NECASL) project, and specifically focuses on activities and athletics. Our research focused on the role that clubs and activities have on students overall experiences at Colby. Using the data previously recorded on the 36 students involved in the study, we researched the students experiences in clubs and activities that influenced overall trends we found. While every student had unique experiences, they generally fell into one of four trends when it came to how their involvement impacted their time at Colby. We examined class year and involvement, athlete vs. non-athlete involvement in extracurricular activities, students who gravitated towards their communities of likeness, as well as how academics impacted choices of clubs and activities. Our results found strong trends correlating student involvement to positive experiences as Colby.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/97