Tag Archive: CERP

Articles relevant to the CRA Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP).

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Freshman Experienced the Highest Decline in Frequency of Interactions with Classmates Outside of Class During COVID Pandemic


Data from the CRA Data Buddies Survey (DBS) 2019, 2020, and 2021, indicates that students interacted with their classmates outside of the lectures less frequently after the COVID pandemic and the change was more drastic for students who were earlier on in their academic program.

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Rates of Participation in K-12 Outreach Vary Among Undergraduates in Computing


CRA’s Data Buddies Survey 2021 data indicate that 16% of undergraduates in computing fields have been involved in K-12 outreach during their degree program. Participation rates across different racial and ethnic groups varied. Within racial/ethnic groups, participation rates also varied as a function of gender identity. 

Responses of Academic Units in Public and Private Institutions to Increasing Enrollments in Computing


Using data from the new Policies and Data Practices Survey, this analysis looks at the actions higher education institutions took to address increasing enrollments. Academic units in private institutions were significantly less likely to tighten their admission/enrollment requirements and to advise less successful students to consider other majors compared to those in public institutions.

Thank you, Data Buddies! (Fall 2021)


The annual Data Buddies Survey ended in February of 2022. CERP wishes to thank the 145 institutions and departments that made data collection possible, with special appreciation extended to Elite Data Buddies who received at least a 20% response rate from survey respondents.