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Recent research show that having a good advisor makes an important difference to college students success.

by Nelson Pacheco | Dec 11, 2019

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Recent research by UCSB alum Serena Canann, current UCSB Ph.D. student Antoine Deeb, and Pierre Mouganie was highlighted by Professor Dick Startz on the Brookings website at https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2019/12/10/advice-matters-faculty-advisers-and-college-student-success/.

Canann, Deeb, and Mouganie report on a natural experiment in which undergraduates are randomly assigned to faculty advisors. They show that having a good advisor makes an important difference to college students success.