College of Education *
College of Education *
Alberto Cabrera (CHSE)
Alberto Cabrera
Contact Information:
Room: 3112-E Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-2875
E-mail: cabrera@umd.edu

Alberto Cabrera (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Professor, Higher Education; HESI
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)

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Research Interests | Bio | Honors & Awards | Grants & Projects | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |

Research Interests

The impact of college on students, college choice, classroom experiences, minorities in higher education, and college outcomes.

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Professional Biography

Dr. Cabrera is a full professor in the Higher Education concentration. His research interests include the impact of college on students, college choice, classroom experiences, minorities in higher education, and college outcomes. He was also co-principal investigator for the IES grant titled Dream Deferred, which provided a most comprehensive review of the impact of GEAR UP on awareness and readiness for college among low-income middle school students. He was the co-leader of the Diversity Institute, a project funded by NSF seeking to create inclusive teaching practices in STEM fields. His work has received several awards including the H. S. Warwick Award for Outstanding Published Scholarship in Alumni Relations and the ASHE Early Career Award. He has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Penn State University, SUNY-Albany, and Arizona State University-West campus. He has served on the advisory boards of Pathways to College Network, the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)'s Student Outcomes, the GEAR UP Evaluation Council of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), and the Higher Education Accreditation Agency of the Provincial Government of Aragon, Spain. Dr. Cabrera has also served on the National College Access Network's board of directors as well as on the editorial boards of Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education and Research in Higher Education, and Revista Complutense de Educacion. In 2009-10, on a Fulbright award, Dr. Cabrera worked with the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) and the Federal University of Santa Maria (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria or UFSM) in developing performance indicators for assessing classroom teaching practices and student learning among Brazilian college students. He has conducted workshops on frameworks and methods for studying college persistence in Chile, Mexico and Brazil. In 2012, he was inducted as an AERA Fellow in recognition of sustained achievement in education research.

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Honors & Awards

  • 2012 AERA Fellow. In recognition for exceptional contributions to education research.

  • 2010   H. S. Warwick Award for Outstanding Published Scholarship in Alumni Relations by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

  • 2009 Fulbright award to conduct research and teach at the Pontifical University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil.
  • Early Career Award. Granted by the Association for the Study of Higher Education, this award recognizes exceptional contributions to the field of Higher Education.

  • Two best paper awards granted by the Southern Association of Institutional Researchers and the Southern Association of University and College Planners.

  • 2002 Wickenden Award granted by the American Society for Engineering Education recognizing the paper entitled "Collaborative Learning vs. Lecture/Discussion: Students' Reported Learning gains." The award recognizes the paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education that is most responsive to the goals and objectives embodied in the Board's Editorial Policy.
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    Grants & Projects

    Center for the Integration of Research in Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Project funded by the National Science Foundation to improve graduate education in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Co-leader of the Diversity Team seeking to create inclusive teaching practices in STEM fields (http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/cirtl/diversityinstitute ).

    Latinos in postsecondary education. Project funded by the LUMINA foundation. Using the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/00), this grant seeks to gain a better understanding of how Hispanic middle high school students ready themselves for college and how these decisions impact their entry into the workforce. (Co-PI: Watson Scott Swail. Educational Policy Institute).

    The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students . Project funded by OERI for the purpose of documenting the impact of GEAR UP supported activities in preparing economically disadvantaged 8th graders for college.

    Using national databases to study the collegiate experiences of lowest-SES students. Project funded by NSF and the Association of Institutional Research for the purpose of examining factors affecting collegiate experiences among socioeconomically college students.
    Research report can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("On the Path to College")

    Using national databases to study the college choice of low-income students. Project funded by NSF and the Association for Institutional Research for the purpose examining how socioeconomically disadvantaged 8th graders and their families ready themselves for college.
    Research report can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("On the Path to College")

    A Portrait of America's Low-Income Students: Their Characteristics, Experiences, and Performance. Project funded by the College Board with the purpose of providing a comprehensive review of the literature on low-income students.
    The research report can be downloaded from: http://www.collegeboard.org/research/html/RDReport2001_1.pdf .

    Effects of Student Financial Aid on College Persistence. Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Office of Research and Improvement.

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    Selected Publications

    Cabrera, A. F., Perez, P. M. & Lopez, L. F. (in press). Evolución de perspectivas en el estudio de la retención universitaria en los EEUU: Bases conceptuales y puntos de inflexión. In P. Figuera (Editor). Persistir con éxito en la universidad: de la investigación a la acción. Barcelona: Editorial Laertes.

    LaNasa, S. M., Cabrera, A.F., Transgrud, H. & Alleman, N. (2015). Comprometimento e aprendizagem: Focando o modelo Pascarella (Commitment and learning: Using Pascarella’s model). In Engers, M. E. A., Morosini, M. C. & Felicetti, V. L. (Editors), Educacao superior e aprendizagem (pp. 84-111). Brazil, Porto Alegre: Pontificia Unidersidade Catolica do Rio Grande Do Sul. ISBN: 978-85-397-0629-7. Access: http://ebooks.pucrs.br/edipucrs/Ebooks/Pdf/978-85-397-0629-7.pdf

    Weerts, D. & Cabrera, A. F. (2015). Understanding civic identity in college. Journal of College and Character, 16(1), 22-36 DOI: 10.1080/2194587X.2015.1008276.

    Felicetti, V. L., Cabrera, A. F. & Costa-Morosini, M. (2014). Aluno ProUni: Impacto na instituição de educação superior e na sociedade. Revista Iberoamericana de Educacion Superior. 5(13), pp.21-39.

    Campbell, C. & Cabrera, A.F. (2014). Making the mark: Are grades and deep learning related, Research in Higher Education, 55(5), 467-493. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-013-9321-8.

    Weerts, W.D., Cabrera, A.F. & Perez Mejias, P. (2014). Uncovering categories of civically engaged college students: A latent class analysis. The Review of Higher Education, 37(2), 141-168.

    Cabrera, A.F., Burkum, K.R., & LaNasa, S.M, & Bibo, E.W. (2012). Pathways to a Four-Year Degree: Determinants of Degree Completion (pp.167-210). In A. Seidman (Ed.), College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

    Campbell, C. & Cabrera, A.F. (2011). How sound is NSSE? Investigating the psychometric properties of NSSE at a public, research extensive institution. Review of Higher Education, 35(1), 77-103.

    Hall, W. D, Cabrera, A. F. & Milem, J. F. (2011). A Tale of two Groups: Differences between Minority Students and Non-Minority Students in their Predispositions to and Engagement with Diverse Peers at a Predominantly White Institution. Research in Higher Education, 52(4), 420-439.

    Morosini, M. C., Cabrera, A. F. & Felicetti, V. L. (2011). Competencias do pedagogo: uma perspective docente. Educacao, 34(2). 230-240.

    Morosini, M. C., Cabrera, A. F. & Felicetti, V. L. (2011). Professional development of pedagogues: competencies and quality indicators. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 15(1), 42-49.

    Castañeda, M. B., Cabrera, A. F., Navarro, Y., & de Vries, W. (2010). Procesamiento de datos y análisis estadísticos utilizando SPSS: Un libro practico para investigadores y administradores educativos. Porto Alegre, Brazil.:  Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (published on line http://www.pucrs.br/edipucrs/spss.pdf)

    Hagedorn, L.S., Cabrera, A.F., & Prather, G. (2010-11) The Community College Transfer Calculator: Identifying the Course-Taking Patterns that Predict Transfer. Journal of College Student Retention, 12(1), 105-130.

    Weerts, D. J., Cabrera, A. F. & Sanford, T. (2010). Beyond giving: Political advocacy and volunteer behaviors of public university alumni. Research in Higher Education, 51(4), 346-365.

    De Vries, W. & Cabrera, A. F. (2009). The development of human resources in the University: a summary of new ideas. In J. L. N. Audy and M.C. Morosini (Editors). Innovation, University and relationships with Society (pp. 170-184). Brazil, Porto Alegre: Pontificia Unidersidade Catolica do Rio Grande Do Sul. ISBN: 978-85-7430-871-5 (on-line). Access: HTTP://www.pucrs.br/orgaos/edipucrs/

    De Vries, W., Cabrera, A. F. & Anderson, S. (2009). Higher Education and wayward labor markets in Mexico. International Higher Education, 54, 20-21. http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/Number54/p20_de_Vries_et_al.htm

    LaNasa, S. & Cabrera, A. F.,  Tangsrud, H.  (2009). The construct validity of student engagement: A confirmatory factor analysis. Research in Higher Education, 50(4), 313-352.

    De Vries, W., Cabrera, A.F., Vazquez, A. & Queen, J. N. (2008). Conclusiones a contrapelo: La aportación de distintas carreras universitarias a la satisfacción en el empleo. Revista de Educación Superior, 37(2), pp. 67-84.

    Cabrera, A.F., De Vries, W., & Anderson, S. (2008). Job satisfaction among Mexican alumni: A case of incongruence between hunch-based policies and labor market demands. Higher Education, 56, 699-722.

    Heiss, J., Cabrera, A.F. & Brower, A. (2008). Moving into Students’ Spaces: The Impact of Location of Academic Advising on Student Engagement among Undecided Students. NACADA Journal, 28(1), 8-18.

    Cabrera, A. F., Prabhu, R., Deil-Amen, R., Terenzini, P. T., Lee, C., & Franklin, R. F., Jr. (2006). Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students. Journal of Latinos and Education, 5(2), 79-97.

    Cabrera, A. F. & La Nasa, S. (2005). Classroom teaching practice: Ten lessons learned. In W. de Vries (Ed.). Calidad, eficiencia y evaluación de la educación superior (129-151). Spain, Madrid: Netbiblo.

    Cabrera, A. F. Burkum, K. R. & La Nasa, S. M. (2005). Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion (pp. 155-214). In Alan Seidman (Ed.). College Student Retention: A formula for success. ACE/Prager Series on Higher Education.

    Cabrera, A., Weerts, D. J., and Zulick, B. (2005). Making an Impact with Alumni Surveys. In D. Weerts and J. Vidal (Eds.), Reframing the Benefits of Alumni Surveys: Lessons from the United States and Europe (pp. 5-17) New Directions for Institutional Research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishing

    Swail, W. S., Cabrera, A.F., Lee, C., & Williams, A. (2005). Pathways to the bachelor's degree for Latino students. Washington, DC.: The Educational Policy Institute.

    Swail, W. S., Cabrera, A. F. & Lee, Ch. (2004). Latino youth and the pathway to college. The Pew Hispanic Center/USC Annenberg School for Communications. Washington, DC: Educational Policy Institute, Inc.

    Cabrera, A. F., Weerts, D. & Zulick, B. J. (2003). Encuestas a egresados: Tres fundamentos conceptuales en el seguimiento de egresados universitarios. In J. Vidal (Ed.), Métodos de análisis de la inserción laboral de los universitarios. León, España: Universidad de León Press.

    Cabrera, A. F. and La Nasa, S. M. (2002). Hispanics in Higher Education. In Forest, J. JF and Kinser, K. (eds.). Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

    Paper [6.5 MB]; Cabrera, A. F. and La Nasa, S. M. (2002). Camino a la universidad: Tres tareas críticas que enfrentan los estudiantes de menores recursos. [pp. 111-158]. Nuevas miradas sobre la universidad. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.

    Paper [3.5 MB]; Cabrera, A. F. and La Nasa, S. M. (2002). Sobre métodos de ensenanza en la universidad y sus efectos. Anibal Y. Jozami, A. (Ed.). Nuevas miradas sobre la universidad. [pp . 63-88]. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.

    Paper [1 MB]; Cabrera, A.F., Crissman, J. L., Bernal, E. M., Nora, A., P.T. & Pascarella, E. T. (2002). Collaborative learning: Its impact on college students' development and diversity. Journal of College Student Development. 43(2), 20-34.

    Paper [1.5 MB]; Cabrera, A. F. & La Nasa, S. M. (2001). On the path to college: Three critical tasks facing America's disadvantaged. Research in Higher Education, 42(2), 119-150.

    Terenzini, P. T., Cabrera, A. F., Colbeck, C.L., Bjorklund, S. A. & Parente, J. M. (2001). Racial and ethnic diversity in the classroom: Does it promote student learning? Journal of Higher Education. 72(5), 509-531.

    Paper [1.3 MB]; Cabrera, A. F., Colbeck C. L. & Terenzini P. T. (2001). Developing performance indicators for assessing classroom teaching practices and student learning. Research in Higher Education, 42(3), 327-352.

    Cabrera, A. F. & La Nasa, S. M. (2000). Understanding the college choice of disadvantaged students. New Directions for Institutional Research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. See image of College Choice Process

    Paper [1.5 MB]; Bernal, E. M., Cabrera, A. F. & Terenzini, P. T. (December, 2000). The relationship between race and socioeconomic status (SES): Implications for institutional research and admissions policies. Removing Vestiges: Research-based strategies to promote inclusion. A publication of the American Association of Community Colleges. Number 3, pp. 6-19. http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?Section=Bookstore

    Paper [163 k]; St. John, E. P., Cabrera, A.F., Nora, A. & Asker, E.H. (2000). Economic influences on persistence (pp. 29-47). In J. M. Braxton. Reworking the student departure puzzle: New theory and research on college student retention. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

    Paper [1.5 MB]; Cabrera, A. F., Nora, A., Terenzini, P. T., Pascarella, P. T. & Hagedorn, L.S. (1999). Campus racial climate and the adjustment of students to college: A comparison between White students and African American students. Journal of Higher Education, 70(2), 134-160.

    Paper [4.8 MB]; Cabrera, A. F. (1994). Logistic regression analysis in higher education: An applied perspective. Higher Education: Handbook for the Study of Higher Education, Vol. 10. New York, NY: Agathon Press. John C. Smart (Editor).

    Paper [1.1 MB]; Cabrera, A. F. & Nora, A. (1994). College students' perceptions of prejudice and discrimination and their feelings of alienation: A construct validation approach. Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural, 16(3-4), 387-409.

    Most recent monographs and technical reports:

    Hagedorn, L. S., Cabrera, A. F. & Praher, G. (June, 2008). Institutional Innovations to Improve Student Transitions: The Community College Calculator. Paper presented before the National Community College Symposium sponsored by the U.S. Department Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Washington, D.C.

    Cabrera, A. F., La Nasa, S. M. & Burkum, K, R. (June, 2001). Pathways to a Four-Year Degree: The Higher Education Story of One Generation. Center for the Study of Higher Education. Penn State University.
    Research report can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("Pathways to a 4-year degree")

    Terenzini, P. T., Cabrera, A. F. & Bernal, E. M. (2001). Swimming against the tide: The poor in American Higher Education. New York: College Entrance Examination Board.

    Cabrera, A. F. & La Nasa, S. (May, 2000). On the path to college: Three critical tasks facing America's disadvantaged. Center for the Study of Higher Education. Penn State University.
    Research report can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("On the Path to College")


    Most recent conference papers

    A. National Conferences

    Perez-Mejías, P. & Cabrera, A. F. (2014). A Piecewise Latent Growth Model to Study the Effect of a College Admissions Test Overhaul. Annual meeting of AERA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cabrera, A. F. (November 12, 2013). Hispanic student success: What works, for whom and why? Paper presented before the 126th annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU). Washington, DC.

    Bibo, E., Cabrera, A.F. & Hall, W. (2013). The Path to College: Revisiting the Dimensionality of Parental Involvement during Students' Middle School Years. Round table. Annual meeting of AERA. San Francisco, California.

    Hall, W., Cabrera, A. F. & Bibo, E. (2012). The Cost of Concerns: The Unfortunate Outcomes of Parents' Negative Perceptions About College Affordability and Financial Aid. Paper presented before the annual meeting of the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Perez-Mejias, P., Cabrera, A. F. & Croninger, R. G. (2012). College Admissions Tests: Reflective of Student Academic Qualifications or Schooling and Learning Opportunities? Paper presented before the annual meeting of the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Weerts, D. J., Cabrera, A. F. & Perez-Mejias, P. (2012). College students as citizens: Unpacking the dimensions of civic engagement in college. Paper to be presented before the annual meeting of the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Campbell, C. & Cabrera, A.F. (2012). Making the mark: Are grades and deep learning related? Paper to be presented before the annual meeting of the Association of the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Cabrera, A.F. (February, 2012). Does research inform the practice of assessing student learning? The case of NSSE 1.0. Student Learning Outcomes Institute: Connecting Institutional Effectiveness and Student Learning at Minority Serving Institutions. Southern Education Foundation. Atlanta, Georgia.

    Cabrera, A.F. & Bibo, E.W. (December, 2010). Starting early, staying on track: A chronological review of critical steps along the path to college. In R. Roberts (Ed.). Invited presentation before Building Better Students: Preparation for Life After High School. Research conference sponsored by The Educational Testing Service, the College Board, and the American Educational Research Association. Arlington, VA. Featured in Diverse Education (http://diverseeducation.com/article/14514/) and EdWeek Blog (http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2010/12/study_adolescent_interventions.html#comments).

    Campbell, C. & Cabrera, A.F. (2010). How sound is NSSE? Investigating the psychometric properties of NSSE at a public, research extensive institution. Paper to be presented before the Annual Meeting of ASHE, Indiana. Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, November 18, 2010 (http://chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Criticize/125438/).

    Hall, W. D., Cabrera, A. F. & Bibo, E. (2010). The cost of concern: How parents' fears about paying for college influence their child's college enrollment behaviors. Round table paper to be presented before the Annual Meeting of ASHE, Indiana.

    Weerts, D. & Cabrera, A. F. (2010). The impact of college on post-collegiate political behaviors. Paper presented before the Annual Meeting of AERA. Denver, Colorado.

    Weerts, D., & Cabrera, A.F. (2010). The impact of college on post-collegiate volunteer behavior. Round table paper to be presented before the Annual Meeting of ASHE, Indiana.

    Hall, W. D, Cabrera, A. F. & Milem, J. F. (November, 2009). A tale of two groups: Differences between minority students and non-minority students in their predispositions to and engagement with diverse peers at a predominantly white institution. Paper presented for the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Vancouver, Canada.

    Hagedorn, L. S. & Cabrera, A. F. & Laanan, F. S. (April, 2009). Calculating the probability of transfer: The community college transfer calculator. Paper presented before the Annual Meeting of AERA. San Diego, California.

    Hagedorn, L. S., Cabrera, A. F. & Laanan, F. S. (January, 2009). Predicting student transfer and understanding students’ post-transfer at a four-year: Using research to inform practice and policy. Paper presented before the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. Dallas.

    Weerts, D. J. & Cabrera, A. F. (November, 2008). Beyond giving: Political advocacy and volunteer behaviors of college alumni. Paper presented for the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November, 2008, Jacksonville, Florida.

    Cabrera, A. F., Lee, C. & Perna, L. (May, 2008). Taking college admission tests seriously: A gatekeeper on the path to postsecondary education. Paper to be presented before the 2008 Annual meeting of the Association for Institutional Research. Seattle, Washington.

    Cabrera, A. F., Wietse, D. & Anderson, S. (November, 2007). Being job satisfied: What a contribution does a Mexican university make? Association for the Study of Higher Education. Louisville, Kentucky.

    LaNasa, S., Cabrera, A. F., Heather, T. & Allegan, N. (November, 2007). Engagement as a proxy for learning: Testing Pascarella’s model of engagement with NSSE items. Association for the Study of Higher Education. Louisville, Kentucky.

    Jimenez-Soffa, S. & Cabrera, A. F. (November, 2007). Academic confidence in the classroom: Features in the classroom experience that contributes to the academic self-efficacy of undergraduate women in gateway courses. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Louisville, Kentucky.

    LaNasa, S. & Cabrera, A. F. (November, 2006). The construct validity of student engagement: A confirmatory factor analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the study of Higher Education. Anaheim, California.

    Swail, W. & Cabrera, A. F. (November, 2006). Latino students and the educational pipeline. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cabrera, A. F., Volkwein, F., Lee, C. & Strauss, L. (November, 2005). Classroom instructional vitality: Two competing explanations. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Weerts, D., Cabrera. A. F., Vidal, J., Williams, R. (November, 2005). Comparative perspectives on Alumni research: The European and American Experience. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    La Nasa, S., Cabrera, A. F. & Hendrickson, R. (November, 2005). Adjuncts in the academe. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Cabrera, A. F., Swail, W. S. & Lee, C. (May, 2005). Latino youth and the pathway to college. Paper to be presented to the meeting of the Association for Institutional Research. San Diego, California.

    Cabrera, A. F., Deil-Amen, R. J., Terenzini, P. T., Lambert, A. D., & Lee, C. (July, 2005). Restoring the dream: New Evidence on GEAR UP program outcomes. Presentation at the NCCEP Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

    Lee, Ch., Cabrera, A. F. & Volkwein, F. J. (November, 2004). Comparing students’ classroom experiences. Paper to be presented to the meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Kansa City, Missouri.

    Cabrera, A. F. et. al. (November 2004). Member of the panel session titled “Continuity and Change in College Choice: An integrated and historical approach synthesizing national policy, institutional practice, and student decision-making”. Association for the Study of Higher Education. Kansa City, Missouri.

    Cabrera, A. F., Prabhu, R., Deil-Amen, R. J., Terenzini, P. T., & Lee, C. (August, 2004). Comprehensive interventions and cultural capital: Helping at-risk middle schoolers 'GEAR UP' for college. Paper presented to the meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.

    Deil-Amen, R. J., Prabhu, R., Terenzini, P. T., & Cabrera, A. F. (April, 2004). Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness/readiness among at-risk students? Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

    Cabrera, A. F., Burkum, K. R. & La Nasa, S. (November, 2003). Pathways to a Four-Year Degree: Determinants of degree completion among socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Portland, Oregon.

    Cabrera, A. F., Prabhu, R., Deil-Amen, R., Terenzini, P. T., Lee, C. & Franklin, R. W. (November, 2003). Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Portland, Oregon.

    Cabrera, A. F., La Nasa, S. & Burkum, K. R. (November, 2002). Pathways to college: What affects lowest-SES students’ decisions to transfer to a four-year institution? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Sacramento, California.

    Owens, K. A., Cabrera, A. F. & Volkwein, J. F. (June, 2002). The impact of instructional delivery on learning outcomes and intent to persist. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Institutional Research. Toronto, Canada.

    Colbeck, C. L., Cabrera, A. F. & Marine, R. J. (April, 2002). Faculty motivation to use alternative teaching methods. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Power-Point or Paper; Cabrera, A. F. (September, 2001). On the path to college: How America's disadvantaged ready themselves for college. 20th Annual Conference of the Council for Opportunity in Education. Access & opportunity: Our progress, our reality. Chicago, Illinois.

    Power-Point or Paper; Cabrera, A. F., La Nasa, S. & Burkum, K (June, 2001). Pathways to a four-year degree: Lessons from a generation. AIR forum 2001. Long Beach, California.

    Colbeck, C. L., Cabrera, A.F. & Marine, R. J. (June, 2001). Assessing overall competence of faculty. American Society for Engineering Education. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Cabrera, A. F. (May, 2000). Member of the opening panel on Who will go to college? Access issues in postsecondary education. A western regional conference. State Higher Education Executive Officers. Seattle, Washington.

    Cabrera, A. F. & La Nasa, S. M. (November, 2000). On the path to college: Three critical tasks facing America's disadvantaged. Association for the Study of Higher Education. Sacramento, California.
    [Adobe PDF of a PowerPoint Presentation]

    Cabrera, A. F. (September, 2000). Hispanics in Higher Education. 19th Annual Meeting of the Council for Opportunity in Education. Washington, D.C.
    Paper can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("Hispanics in Higher Education")

    B. International Conferences

    March 22, 2013. Plenary speaker: Acciones dirigidas a grupos economicamente vulmerables en el context universitario de USA (College access programs aimed at low-income students in the USA). Second International Meeting Under the Auspices of Europe. Universidad Catolica Bolivariana "San Pablo." La Paz, Bolivia.

    November, 2012. Workshop on theories, perspectives and statistical methods frameworks for studying college persistence. "Modelos, perspectivas y metodos para el estudio de permanencia y abandono de estudios universitarios". Desercion Estudiantil Universitaria: Modelos Conceptuales y Predictivos". Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. School of Education.

    November 2012. Lecciones aprendidas en 25 anos de investigacion sobre persistencia y desercion universitaria."Lessons learned from 25 years of research on college persistence". Segunda Conferencia Latinoamericana sobre el Abandono de la Educacion Superior (Second Latin-American Conference on College Persistence). Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. http://clabes2012-alfaguia.org.pa/index2.php

    November, 2012. Tendencias en la evaluacion del conocimiento y aprendizaje en la universidad estadounidense ."Trends on assessing college learning in the USA". Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil

    June 14, 2012. Camino a la universidad: Comience temprano, permanezca en la pista - Un bosquejo cronológico de los pasos críticos a lo largo del camino a la universidad en los EEUU (Access to Higher Education in the USA). School of Education. Universidad de Leon, Spain.

    June 11 & 13, 2012. Acceso, transicion, experiencias en el aula, modalidades de persistencia, graduacion y contribuciones del egresado (Access to higher education, Transition into College and The Collegiate Experience). School of Education. Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.

    June 5, 2012. Plenary speaker: Tendencias en la evaluacion del conocimiento y aprendizaje en la universidad estadounidense (Trends in the assessment of learning in college in the USA). Programa III Jornada Evaluacion de los estudiantes en la Educacion Superior. Catedra UNESCO de Gestion y Politica Universitaria. Madrid, Spain. Polytechnic University of Madrid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-3x4RkzsaA

    October 13, 2011. Plenary speaker "Criterios y tendencias en la admision de estudiantes a la universidad estadounidense". Primeras jornadas nacionales sobre apoyo institucional a estudiantes universitarios iniciales. Universidad Austral de Chile, Campus Isla Teja. Valdivia, Chile.

    October 5-7, 2011. Workshop on frameworks and methods for studying college persistence. "Desercion Estudiantil Universitaria: Modelos Conceptuales y Predictivos". Universidad Catolica de la Santísima Concepcion. Facultad de Ingeniería. Concepcion, Chile.

    October 7, 2009. Plenary Speaker. American Engineering Accreditation: An approach for developing engineering graduates for modern times (La acreditación en EEUU: Énfasis en la formación de ingenieros para los tiempos actuales). 23rd Chilean Conference in Engineering Education (XXIII Congreso Chileno de Educación en Ingeniería). Concepción, Chile. [Adobe PDF of a PowerPoint Presentation]

    October 7, 2009. Member of the plenary panel “Remediation in basic competencies among engineering students” (Panel No 1: Condiciones de entrada y nivelación de competencias básicas de estudiantes de ingeniería). 23rd Chilean Conference in Engineering Education (XXIII Congreso Chileno de Educación en Ingeniería). Concepción, Chile. [Adobe PDF of a PowerPoint Presentation]

    Cabrera, A. F. (January 2009). Enfoques en la Enseñanza y Aprendizaje en los EEUU: Cambios de paradigmas (Teaching and learning: Changing paradigms). Modelo educativo de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Jornada Monográfica. La nueva relación profesor-estudiante. Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión y Política Universitaria. Madrid, Spain. Polytechnic University of Madrid. http://catedraunesco.es/modeloeducativoupm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=94

    Cabrera, A. F. (January 2009) Higher Education & Social Needs: The American landscape. II mesa virtual: EEUU y Europa: la Universidad a debate (Member of the Second Virtual Round Table: USA and Europe: A debate about the role of the university). Sponsored by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the US Embassy in Spain and UNESCO. Madrid, Spain. http://www.gampi.upm.es/

    Cabrera, A. F. (October, 2008). La evaluación de los sistemas pedagógicos en el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de Ingeniería. Keynote speech presented before El Congreso Internacional De Evaluación Educativa. Tlaxcala, México.

    Cabrera, A. F. (June, 2008). Ensino em sala de aula. Paper presented before the Seminario Internacional, Inovacao e Qualidade na Universidade. Pontificia Unidersidade Catolica do Rio Grande Do Sul. Brazil.

    Cabrera, A. F. (November, 2006). Enfoques en la enseñanza activa fuera y dentro del aula en universidades Norteamericanas. Key note speech. Jornadas de Innovación Docente, Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación Educativa. Universidad de Zaragoza. Zaragoza, Spain.

    Cabrera, A. F. (June, 2006). Curriculum universitario y modelos académicos en los niveles de educación media, media superior y superior. 6o Congreso Internacional: Retos y expectativas en la Universidad: El papel de la Universidad en la transformacion de la sociedad. Puebla, México.

    Cabrera, A. F. (May, 2006). Latino students and the pathways to college and member of the plenary panel session. Retention 2006: An international conference on student retention. Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Cabrera, A. F. (April, 2006). Plenary speaker, El cambio metodológico en las universidades norteamericanas. Renovacion de las metodologias educativas en la universidad: Estrategias y recursos necesarios para el cambio metodológico en la universidad. Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión y Política Universitaria. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid, España. Sponsored by the educational branch of United Nations.

    Cabrera, Alberto F. (November, 2005). ‘Indicadores y rendimiento: análisis de un programa que propone mejorar el transito de la secundaria a la universidad’. Seminario Internacional: Indicadores Universitarios y Políticas Publicas. Sponsored by Argentinean Minister of Education. Buenos Aires.

    Cabrera, Alberto F. (November, 2005). ‘Indicadores y rendimiento: análisis de un programa que propone mejorar el transito de la secundaria a la universidad’. Seminario Internacional: Indicadores Universitarios y Políticas Publicas. Sponsored by Argentinean Minister of Education. Buenos Aires

    Cabrera, A. F. (August, 2004). Plenary speaker: Determinantes del éxito y abandono de los estudios universitarios. Paper presented before: Qué factores inciden en la retención y en el egreso universitario? Conference organized by American Embassy and the Argentinean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

    Cabrera, A. F., Weerts, D. & Zulick, B. (June, 2003). Alumni Survey: Three conceptualizations to alumni research. Paper presented before: Métodos de Análisis de la inserción laboral de los universitarios. Universidad de León, España. Cabrera, A. F. (August, 2004).

    Cabrera, A. F., Burkum, K. R. & La Nasa, S. (November, 2003). Caminos a la Universidad. La orientación en el tránsito de la educación secundaria a la Universidad. Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión y Política Universitaria. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid, España.

    Cabrera, A. F., Weerts, J. D. & Zulick, B. J. (June, 2003). Alumni Survey: Three conceptualizations to alumni research. Paper presented before Métodos de análisis de la inserción laboral de los universitarios Universidad de León. España.
    Paper can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("Three Conceptualizations")

    Cabrera, A. F. & La Nasa, S. (January, 2002). "Enseñanza en el aula: Diez lecciones aprendidas en los EEUU" (Classroom Teaching Practices: Ten Lessons Learned). II Seminario Calidad e Innovación en el Sistema Universitario. Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
    Paper can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("Classroom Teaching Practices")

    Cabrera, A. F. & Burkum, K. R. (November, 2001). "Criterios en la admisión de estudiantes universitarios en los EEUU" (College Admission Criteria in the United States: An Overview). Balance del sistema de acceso a la universidad (selectividad y modelos alternativos). Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión y Política Universitaria. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid, España.
    Paper can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("College Admission Criteria")

    Cabrera, A. F. (May, 2001). "Facilitadores de la finalización de la licenciatura universitaria: lecciones de una generación". Seminario internacional. Deserción universitaria: Nuevas perspectives para su medición. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Cabrera, A. F., Ratcliff, J. & de Vries, W. (September, 2000). Of institutional strategic decisions & performance indicators: A strategy to improve institutional effectiveness. 22nd Annual European Association of Institutional Research. Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.
    Paper can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("Of Institutional Strategic Decisions")

    Cabrera, A, F. & La Nasa, S. M. (June, 2000). La evaluación de los métodos educativos y la mejora de la enseñanza universitaria. III Jornadas de Intercambio de Experiencias en la Mejora de la Universidad. Universidad de Valladolid. Valladolid, Spain.

    Cabrera, A. F., Colbeck, C. L. & Terenzini, P. T. (1999). Desarrollo de indicadores de rendimiento para evaluar las practicas de enseñanza en el aula: El caso de ingeniería. Javier Vidal. (ed.). Indicadores para la universidad: información y decisiones. Madrid: Ministerio de Educación y Cultura.
    Paper can be downloaded from the list of online papers, below. ("Desarollo de Indicadores")


    Selected Papers

    [PowerPoint PDF in Spanish ] Cabrera, A. F., Weerts, J. D. & Zulick, B. J. (June, 2003). Alumni Survey: Three conceptualizations to alumni research. Paper presented before Métodos de análisis de la inserción laboral de los universitarios Universidad de León. España.

    [PowerPoint PDF in English ] Cabrera, A. F., Weerts, J. D. & Zulick, B. J. (June, 2003). Alumni Survey: Three conceptualizations to alumni research. Paper presented before Métodos de análisis de la inserción laboral de los universitarios Universidad de León. España.

    [Paper PDF in English] Cabrera, A. F., Weerts, J. D. & Zulick, B. J. (June, 2003). Alumni Survey: Three conceptualizations to alumni research. Paper presented before Métodos de análisis de la inserción laboral de los universitarios Universidad de León. España.

    [Paper 98 k]; Cabrera, Alberto F. and Stephen M. La Nasa. (2002). "Classroom Teaching Practices: Ten Lessons Learned."

    [Paper 28 k]; Cabrera, Alberto F. and Stephen M. La Nasa. (2002). "Hispanics in Higher Education," in Forest, J. JF and Kinser, K. (eds.), Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia . Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

    Paper or Power-Point; Cabrera, Alberto F. and Stephen M. La Nasa. (2001) "Pathways to a Four-Year Degree: The Higher Education Story of One Generation."

    Paper or Power-Point [4.5 MB]; Cabrera, Alberto F. and Kurt R. Burkam. (2001) "College Admission Criteria in the United States: An Overview."

    [Paper 83 k]; Cabrera, A. F., Colbeck, C. L. & Terenzini, P. T. (1999). "Desarollo de indicadores de rendimiento para evaluar las practicas de enseñanza en el aula: El caso de ingeniería." Javier Vidal. (ed.). Indicadores para la universidad: información y decisiones . Madrid: Ministerio de Educación y Cultura.

    [Paper 67 k]; Cabrera, Alberto F., James Ratcliff, and Wietse de Vries. (2000). "Of Institutional Strategic Decisions & Performance Indicators: A strategy to improve institutional effectiveness."

    Paper or Power-Point; Alberto F. and Stephen M. La Nasa. (2000). "On the Path to College: Three Critical Tasks Facing America's Disadvantaged."

    Paper [1.5 MB]; Bernal, E. M., Cabrera, A. F. & Terenzini, P. T. (December, 2000). The relationship between race and socioeconomic status (SES): Implications for institutional research and admissions policies. Removing Vestiges: Research-based strategies to promote inclusion. A publication of the American Association of Community Colleges. Number 3, pp. 6-19. http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?Section=Bookstore

    Cabrera, Alberto F.; Amaury Nora; Patrick T Terenzini; Ernest Pascarella; Linda Serra Hagedorn; (1999). "Campus racial climate and the adjustment of students to college: A comparison between White students and African-American students," The Journal of Higher Education, (Mar/Apr) 70(2), pp 134-57.

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