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This study proposes to examine how Latinx Illinois State college students who were enrolled in the Spring, 2020 semester experienced the transition to online learning after the onset of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. We are interested in investigating how they were affected by the pandemic and how they coped with it in the aftermath of college closures and movement to online learning. We draw on qualitative data which will be collected through a series of 30 total interviews collected in a snowball sample with various starting points. We anticipate that the pandemic affected the students’ learning and college experiences. Given what we know about racial differences in the impact of COVID-19 more broadly, we anticipated that Latinx students were differentially impacted in both the transition to online learning and their college experiences. We anticipate that our research will contribute to existing research by giving voice to the unique experience of Latinx students. We also want to examine the student’s perception of the university’s response. This study will contribute to the growing body of work that is emerging about the impact of the 2020 pandemic in college campuses across the nation.
Ricci, Molly, "A Study On The Impact Of Covid-19 On Latinx College Students In The Midwest" (2021). Sociology and Anthropology. 6.