What Happens After Reacting? A Follow-Up Study of Past RTTP Participants at a Public Regional University

  • Jeffrey L. Bernstein
  • Mary Grace Strasma
  • Russ Olwell
  • Mark D. Higbee


This chapter’s authors conducted an online survey of two matched groups of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) students and former students. Surveying a cohort of Reacting to the Past (RTTP)-experienced students and EMU students with no RTTP exposure produced findings on student engagement with learning, civic engagement, choice of major, career preparation, and in the case of the RTTP group, information about the class taken, depth of learning, and which elements of RTTP students considered most valuable. The authors report surprising results regarding the comparisons on student performance, retention, and disruption of students’ perceptions of success.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey L. Bernstein
    • 1
  • Mary Grace Strasma
    • 1
  • Russ Olwell
    • 2
  • Mark D. Higbee
    • 1
  1. 1.Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiUSA
  2. 2.Merrimack CollegeNorth AndoverUSA

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