Sunday, February 26, 2012
New scholarship: "Alternative Justifications for Academic Support III: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Academic Support on Perceived Autonomy Support and Humanizing Law Schools"
By Professors Louis N. Schulze Jr. (New England) and Adam Ding (Northeastern) and available here on SSRN. Professor Schulze says this is the final article in his “Alternative Justifications” trilogy, and it details the findings of a two-year empirical study on the impact of ASP on law students. The hypothesis of the study is that as students' participation in ASP increases, students' perception of "autonomy support" and "humanizing" grows as well.
From the abstract:
This article details the findings of a two-year empirical study on the impact of a law school academic support program (ASP) on law students. The hypothesis of the study was that as students' participation in a well-resourced, open-access ASP increases, students' perception of "autonomy support" and "humanizing" grows as well. The study concludes, based upon statistically significant data, that law school ASPs impact students in positive ways and therefore are worth the investment. This article is the third in a series designed to show that law school academic support measures positively impact students' well-being and lead to a more robust educational experience.