New Student at CASTL Awarded Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from Carnegie Foundation

The Carnegie Foundation recently announced its pre-doctoral fellows, and a graduate student at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) was named for 2013-2014. Jeff Kosovich is joining CASTL this fall and was awarded the $20,000 fellowship to conduct early-stage research.

Throughout the next year, Kosovich will partner with Chris Hulleman (Research Associate Professor with the FOCAL group at CASTL) to create and test practical interventions to increase students’ productive persistence. Utilizing a rapid prototyping program of research, he will examine students’ perceptions of usefulness, value, and ability to improve academic outcomes.

Kosovich, along with two other graduate students from the University of Texas-Austin and the University of Rochester, will help Carnegie to improve community college students’ success in developmental mathematics learning.

The Carnegie Alpha Lab Research Network, launched by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2012, supports Carnegie’s Community College Pathways program. This program brings individuals together to focus on the mathematical lives of students who place into developmental mathematics in college.

Kosovich is being co-mentored by Chris Hulleman and Sara Rimm-Kaufman (Professor and Director of the Social Development Lab at CASTL).