Educational Challenges at Minority Serving Institutions

Author: Marybeth Gasman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351332104
Format: PDF
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Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are responsible for educating 20 percent of the nation’s college students and nearly 40 percent of the nation’s students of color. This growing group of institutions is essential to higher education and moving toward a more equitable society. This important book focuses on the challenges faced by MSIs within the larger higher education context and provides practical solutions to address these challenges. From performance-based funding, to issues of being dually designated MSIs, to articulation agreements with community colleges, to college readiness, the authors tackle the most important topics in higher education by exploring these varied topics through the lens of MSIs.

Effective Leadership at Minority Serving Institutions

Author: Robert T. Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315452278
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Strong, effective, and innovative leadership is critical for institutions of higher education, especially for Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Indeed, research and examples have shown leadership instability among some types of MSIs, while discussions and research on effective leadership for other MSIs is noticeably absent from the extant literature. In this volume, noted experts, researchers, and leaders discuss opportunities and challenges for leadership across the full range of MSIs, while creating a dialogue on leadership models and best practices. Chapters explore issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions(HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). This book helps higher education and student affairs scholars and administrators unpack contemporary leadership issues and strategies, and synthesizes best practices to help MSI leaders increase the effectiveness and sustainability of their institutions.

Teacher Education Across Minority Serving Institutions

Author: Emery Petchauer
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813588685
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first of its kind, Teacher Education across Minority-Serving Institutions brings together innovative work from the family of institutions known as minority-serving institutions: Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions. The book moves beyond a singular focus on teacher racial diversity that has characterized scholarship and policy work in this area. Instead, it pushes for scholars to consider that racial diversity in teacher education is not simply an end in itself but is, a means to accomplish other goals, such as developing justice-oriented and asset-based pedagogies.

Hispanic Serving Institutions

Author: Anne-Marie Núñez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317601688
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Despite the increasing numbers of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and their importance in serving students who have historically been underserved in higher education, limited research has addressed the meaning of the growth of these institutions and its implications for higher education. Hispanic-Serving Institutions fills a critical gap in understanding the organizational behavior of institutions that serve large numbers of low-income, first-generation, and Latina/o students. Leading scholars on HSIs contribute chapters to this volume, exploring a wide array of topics, data sources, conceptual frameworks, and methodologies to examine HSIs’ institutional environments and organizational behavior. This cutting-edge volume explores how institutions can better serve their students and illustrates HSIs’ changing organizational dynamics, potentials, and contributions to American higher education.

New Directions for Higher Education Minority Serving Institutions

Author: Jamie P. Merisotis
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787942465
Format: PDF
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Minority-serving institutions share a common mission to educate the growing number of racial- and ethnic-minority American students, most often within their own communities. The stated missions of these schools address the issues that form a well-recited litany of the failures that characterize many mainstream institutions in their attempts to educate minorities. Recognizing that mainstream institutions were built for nonminority populations, minority-serving institutions have attempted to structure and organize educational experiences for students within their own social and cultural contexts. These institutions--including historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges, and Hispanic-serving institutions--have unique histories, purposes, and operating structures. Despite these differences, minority-serving institutions share many common goals in educating underserved populations. These goals make it important to understand the shared visions and missions as they build for the future. This volume serves as a primer on the growing group of minority-serving institutions, with the goal of educating leaders at mainstream institutions, analysts, and those at minority-serving institutions themselves about their distinct purposes and common goals. An increased understanding of minority-serving institutions and their roles in educating underserved populations is important as the nation's demographic profile becomes increasingly diverse. This is the 102nd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.

Mentoring at Minority Serving Institutions MSIs

Author: Jeton McClinton
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641132795
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The primary thrust of the proposed volume is to provide information for higher education minority serving institutions (MSIs) and other institutions and individuals interested in providing and/or improving mentoring programs and services to a variety of target groups. The editors are interested in how mentorship can produce beneficial outcomes for the mentor that may be similar to or different from outcomes in other educational contexts. Thus, the purpose of this volume is to showcase, through case studies and other forms of empirical research, how successful mentoring programs and relationships at MSIs have been designed and implemented. Additionally, we will examine the various definitions and slight variations of the meaning of the construct of mentoring within the MSI context. It is our intent to share aspects of mentoring programs and relationships as well as their outcomes that have heretofore been underrepresented and underreported in the research literature.

The Misrepresented Minority

Author: Samuel D. Museus
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579229085
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are growing faster than any other racial group in the U.S., they are all but invisible in higher education, and generally ignored in the research literature, and thus greatly misrepresented and misunderstood. This book presents disaggregated data to unmask important academic achievement and other disparities within the population, and offers new insights that promote more authentic understandings of the realities masked by the designation of AAPI. In offering new perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and empirical research by seasoned and emerging scholars, this book both makes a significant contribution to the emerging knowledge base on AAPIs, and identifies new directions for future scholarship on this population. Its overarching purpose is to provide policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in higher education with the information they need to serve an increasingly important segment of their student populations. In dispelling such misconceptions as that Asian Americans are not really racial minorities, the book opens up the complexity of the racial and ethnic minorities within this group, and identifies the unique challenges that require the attention of anyone in higher education concerned with student access and success, as well as the pipeline to the professoriate.

Educating a Diverse Nation

Author: Clifton Conrad
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067473680X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Educating a Diverse Nation turns a spotlight on colleges and universities dedicated to serving minority and low-income students of all ages. It highlights innovative programs that are advancing persistence and learning, and it identifies specific strategies for empowering nontraditional students to succeed despite many obstacles.

The Problem of College Readiness

Author: William G. Tierney
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438457235
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines how states, schools, and postsecondary institutions might best help improve college readiness and completion. Though more students are entering college, many drop out, especially those who are low income and/or of color. To address this problem, educational stakeholders have focused on the concept of “college readiness,” or the preparation a student needs to succeed in college. However, what it means to be college ready and how to help more students become ready are questions without clear answers. By way of historical and contemporary analyses, this book uses California as a case study to demonstrate how the state has endeavored to make postsecondary opportunity accessible for all students. The contributors also explore the challenges that remain and address what states and schools can do to improve college readiness and completion. “This book adds important information to the debates and discussions around this critical topic.” — Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, coeditor of Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions