Synopsis: Emerging Research on Queer & Trans-Spectrum Students across Higher Education
Start Time: Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:00 AM
End Time: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:45 PM
Location: College Avenue Student Center Casc
Address: 126 College Avenue
Campus: College Avenue
Room: MPR
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: $25, free for RU Students
Sponsor: The Tyler Clementi Center
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Nikita Correa
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-6026
Special Criteria: Free livestream available
Additional Information: On October 26, 2017, the Tyler Clementi Center of Rutgers University will host a daylong Academic Colloquium to highlight critical research on queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum student experiences in higher education. The program will feature a presentation of findings from the largest *(1) and first-ever meta-analysis of queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum student experiences in the history of American higher education, comparing national datasets from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington, the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, the SERU-AAU Consortium led by UC-Berkeley and U-MN, the American College Health Association and Rankin & Associates. Collectively, these findings represent the responses of 78,798 queer-spectrum students and 8,361 trans-spectrum students at 1,291 institutions. Additional Colloquium presentations will address the complexities in conducting survey research with queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum students, the challenges of translating research to effective policy and practice and the climate for queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum students within different institutional settings (HBCUs, faith-based institutions, 2yr institutions.) *(1) The largest quantitative study of queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum student experience was conduct by Dr. Susan Rankin, Dr. Genevieve Weber, Dr. Warren Blumenfeld and Dr. Somjen Frazer, entitled “The 2010 State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People.” (n=5,149)