Criteria for Literature From the Field Submissions
- The article* addresses an intervention or approach to improving equitable student outcomes; explores success strategies for minoritized student groups in the CSU (e.g., Black students, transfer students, students experiencing homelessness); OR explores pedagogical approaches that improve equitable student learning.
- The article explores equitable policies relevant to the CSU context (e.g. developmental education reform, Grad2025).
- Acceptable sources:
- Peer reviewed journal article
- Working paper or report from a university or non-partisan research organization
- Unacceptable sources:
- Reports and papers from advocacy organizations, government offices, or political offices
- Internal college reports
- The article clearly documents its research questions, data sources, and participant/subject composition.
- For quantitative studies, this includes noting sample sizes, participant demographics, sources of data, and theorized outcomes/hypotheses.
- For qualitative studies, this includes describing research questions, recruitment practices, types of data collected, sample sizes, and participant demographics.
- The article engages in systematic data analysis, and documents methods with enough detail that a reader could replicate the approach and/or assess the trustworthiness of findings.
- For quantitative studies, this includes describing analytic methods (e.g. regression analysis, propensity score matching), strategies to mitigate selection bias (e.g. control variables used), and statistical models as appropriate.
- For qualitative studies, this includes describing coding or other analytic approaches; efforts to ensure validity of findings; documented logic chains; efforts to contextualize findings and account for possible alternate explanations.
The article clearly describes limitations of the study and, as appropriate, attempts to mitigate those limitations.
Submissions will be approved/denied at the Network’s discretion.
*The term article includes briefs and reports that meet the criteria described.
The Network reserves the right to publish materials at its discretion.