MemberMargaret Hamper

My current research concerns the problem of persistence in basic writing students. Students who take developmental coursework are unfortunately notorious for failing to persist even in passing their first credit-bearing composition course. I am exceedingly lucky to work at an institution with equal concern for this serious issue and have taken central roles in implementing innovative approaches to bridge programs and the increasingly popular Accelerated Learning Program which have succeeded in improving student persistence, grade point average, and engagement with the academic community. I am presently researching & developing articles that will give other institutions the tools to develop programs similar to the ones that will serve these students well.