Reports and Videos

To learn more about the resulting research from these projects, please visit our Scholarworks page.

First Generation Students at the University of Massachusetts

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Center for Student Success Research (CSSR) led a mixed methods study of first generation students (First Gen) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in collaboration with the First Gen steering committee led by Carolyn Bassett and the Office of Student Success. The study explored First Gen student populations on campus, their experiences, and strategies to better support their success. The final report is now available.

Disability and Higher Education - Video Series

The Center for Student Success Research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst conducted a year-long study of disability-related issues in public institutions in Massachusetts, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The study focused on the ecology of college-going and in-college experiences for students with disabilities, and particularly students with intellectual disability. Along the way, we learned valuable lessons and gathered important findings. To share some of these, we have created a four-part video series. 


Disability Online: The Digital Lives and Navigation Strategies of Young Adults with Disabilities




What Encourages College-going among Students with Disabilities? The Key Roles of Messaging and Support




Measuring Disability on Campus




Developing Inclusive Instrumentation to Support the Participation of Individuals with Intellectual Disability