In our research project: “Serving Student from Mixed Status Families in Higher Education” Professor Rachel Simon and I intend to study college students that come from a mixed status home and support their needs, when it comes to succeeding in higher education. A Mixed Status Student is one who is a citizen but someone in their home, such as their parents are undocumented. These students are experiencing school with a fear in their mind that there is a possibility that their parents or someone in their home can be deported. We will also explore ways to support DACA students whose status may be changing in the near future. To do this we will examine policies and resources offered by colleges and universities to determine best practices to support students.
Throughout this research project we want to discuss best practices to help students from mixed status families in higher education so they can succeed and fulfill their maximum potential.
At the conclusion of the research project, I hope to see how the variety of resources provided to students affects the outcomes of the students both personally and professionally. We will be doing a qualitative research of colleges and universities to find effective practices for supporting mixed status students and DACA students