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Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM

The Role of Minority Serving Institutions

Edited by Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Marybeth Gasman

Routledge – 2013 – 264 pages

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Description

To maintain competitiveness in the global economy, United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Given the growing minority population in the country, it is critical that higher education policies, pedagogies, climates, and initiatives are effective in promoting racial and ethnic minority students’ educational attainment in STEM. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) have shown efficacy in facilitating the success of racial and ethnic minority students in STEM and are collectively responsible for producing nearly one-third of the nation’s minority STEM graduates.

In Fostering Success of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in STEM, well-known contributors share salient institutional characteristics, unique aspects of climate, pedagogy, and programmatic initiatives at MSIs that are instrumental in enhancing the success of racial and ethnic minority students in STEM education. This book provides recommendations on institutional practice, policy, and lessons that any institution can use on their campus to foster better retention and persistence among minority students. Higher Education leaders and administrators interested in encouraging achievement among racial and ethnic minority students in STEM education will find this book a welcomed and timely addition to the discourse on promoting minority student success.

Contents

FOREWORD Freeman A. Hrabowski III

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CHAPTER ONE Charting the Course: The Role of Minority Serving Institutions in Facilitating the Success of Underrepresented Racial Minority Students in STEM, Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Marybeth Gasman, Katherine D. J. Lloyd

CHAPTER TWO Minority-Serving Institutions and STEM: Charting the Landscape, Frances K. Stage, Valerie C. Lundy-Wagner, Ginelle John

CHAPTER THREE Impact of Institutional Climates of MSIs and Their Ability to Foster Success for Racial and Ethnic Minority Students in STEM, Terrell L. Strayhorn

CHAPER FOUR Engineering the Academic Success of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students at Minority Serving Institutions via Student-Faculty Interactions and Mentoring, Darnell Cole, Araceli Espinoza

CHAPTER FIVE Model Programs for STEM Student Success at Minority Serving Two-Year Colleges, Soko S. Starobin, Dimitra Jackson, Frankie Santos Laanan

CHAPTER SIX Teaching to Teach: African American Faculty, HBCUs, and Critical Pedagogy, Roland W. Mitchell, T. Elon Dancy II, Dana Hart, Berlisha Morton

CHAPTER SEVEN Supporting the Dream: The Role of Faculty Members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Promoting STEM Ph.D. Education, Shannon Gray

CHAPTER EIGHT Community Building: Minority Serving Institutions and How They Influence Students Pursuing Undergraduate STEM Degrees, Alonzo M. Flowers, Rosa M. Banda

CHAPTER NINE Academic and Social Integration for Students of Color in STEM: Examining Differences between HBCUs and Non-HBCUs, Idara Essien-Wood, J. Luke Wood

CHAPTER TEN Broadening Participation in STEM: Policy Implications of a Diverse Higher Education System, Lorelle L. Espinosa, Carlos Rodriguez

CHAPTER ELEVEN Action Research: An Essential Practice for 21st Century Assessment at HSIs, Alicia C. Dowd, Misty Sawatzky, Raquel M. Rall, and Estela Mara Bensimon

CHAPTER TWELVE Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institutions (AANAPISIs): Mutable Sites for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Degree Production, Robert T. Teranishi, Dina C. Maramba, Minh Hoa Ta

CHAPTER THIRTEEN Collaborative Partnerships in Engineering between Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly White Institutions, Christopher B. Newman, M. Bryant Jackson

CHAPTER FOURTEEN Cultivating Engineering Student Success at an HBCU: An Empirical Study on Development, Kenneth Taylor, Robert T. Palmer

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Achieving Equity Within and Beyond STEM: Toward a New Generation of Scholarship in STEM Education, Juan C. Garibay

AFTERWORD Shaun R. Harper

Author Bio

Robert T. Palmer is Assistant Professor of Student Affairs Administration at the State University of New York, Binghamton, USA.

Dina C. Maramba is Associate Professor of Student Affairs Administration at the State University of New York, Binghamton, USA.

Marybeth Gasman is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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Description: Edited by Robert T. Palmer, Dina C. Maramba, Marybeth Gasman. To maintain competitiveness in the global economy, United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Given the growing minority...
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