Qualitative data was collected from STEM faculty who completed the Academy in 2021, as well as from students in their humanized online courses. The data has illuminated many important findings about the impact of humanized online teaching. In particular, students in humanized online classes report a high sense of belonging and Black, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander students report higher increases in belonging than White and Asian peers from week two to the end of the course. The project team has prepared a research brief to disseminate the preliminary findings to the general public. We plan to publish several articles about the study and will post updates on this website as they become available.
An additional study is being conducted that will examine the impact of the Academy on faculty perceptions and behaviors, as well as student record data. This page will be updated as those findings become available.
View the Research Brief (PDF)