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Affirmative Action

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Studies and Evaluations Regarding Minorities in the Education System

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Graduation Rates of Under-represented Minorities (URMs)

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National Programs

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Factors in URM success
  • April 21, 2008: Improving Black Graduation Rates is Mainly a Matter of Will, Report Says
    From The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • May 3-4, 2007: Understanding Interventions that Encourage Minorities to Pursue Research Careers
    Report on Encouragement of Minority Researchers
    From The National Academies
  • January 11, 2008: Diversifying Through Football
    From Inside Higher Ed
  • High correlation between research experience and desire to be a college/university faculty member. Cole, S. and Barber, E. Increasing Faculty Diversity: The Occupational Choices of High-Achieving Minority Students. Harvard University Press. 2003.
  • March 26, 2007: Estimating Causal Effects Using Experimental and Observational Designs
    From Clifton Poodry, The American Education Research Association
  • Russell, M. L. and M. M. Atwater. Traveling the road to success: A discourse on persistence throughout the science pipeline with African American students at a predominantly white institution. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 42(6):691-715. 2005.
  • Brazziel, M. and F. Brazziel. Factors in decisions of underrepresented minorities to forego science and engineering doctoral study: A pilot study. Journal of Science Education and Technology 10:273-281. 2001.
  • Cole, S. and E. Barber. Increasing faculty diversity: The occupational choices of high-achieving minority students. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. 2003.
  • Kang, K. Impact of research experiences for minority students. Enriching the Academic Experience of College Science Students, University of Michigan. 2007.
  • Swail, W.S., K.E. Redd, and L. Perna. Retaining minority students in higher education: A framework for success. Association for the Study of Higher Education: San Francisco, CA. 2003.
  • Byars-Winston, A., et al., Empirical insights into STEM retention of targeted students: A social cognitive approach. University of Wisconsin: Madison, Wisconsin. p. 12. 2007.
  • Pewewardy, C. and B. Frey. Surviving the landscape: Perceptions of multicultural support services and racial climate at a predominately white university. The Journal of Negro Education, 2002. 71: p. 493-534.
  • February 28, 2008: Enhancing Diversity in Science. A Leadership Retreat on the Role of Professional Associations and Scientific Societies PDF icon
    From Consortium of Social Science Associations

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Experiences and Stories
  • Gandara P. Ethnographic study of exceptions, i.e. Mex-Amers w/ Ph.D.s. Over the Ivy Walls. SUNY Press. 1995.
  • October 12, 2007: Experiences of ethnic minorities in science
    From Science Careers
  • October 12: 2007: Rita Thornton: Turning Obstacles into Steppingstones
    From Science Careers
  • Seymour, E. and N. Hewitt. Talking about leaving: Why undergraduates leave the sciences. Boulder, CO, Westview Press. 1997.
  • Suarez-Balcazar, Y., et al. Experiences of differential treatment among college students of color. Journal of Higher Education, 74(4): 428-444. 2003.
  • Hanson, S.L. African American women in science: Experiences from high school through the post-secondary years and beyond. National Women Studies Association Journal, 16: 96-115. 2004.
  • Nathan, R. My freshman year: What a professor learned by becoming a student. New York, Cornell University Press. 2005.
  • Beyer, C. H., G. M. Gillmore, et al. Inside the undergraduate experience: The University of Washington's Study of Undergraduate Learning. San Francisco, CA, Anker Publishing. 2007.

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Value of Undergraduate Research
  • Lopatto, D. Survey of undergraduate research experiences (SURE): First findings. Cell Biology Education, 3:270-277. 2004. [PubMed Central]
  • Nagda, B. A., S. R. Gregerman, et al. Undergraduate student-faculty research partnerships affect student retention. The Review of Higher Education, 22(1): 55-72. 1998.
  • Seymour, E., A.-B. Hunter, et al. Establishing the benefits of research experiences for undergraduates in the sciences: First findings from a three-year study. Science Education, 88: 493-534. 2004.
  • Hunter, A.-B., S. L. Laursen, et al. Becoming a scientist: The role of undergraduate research in students' cognitive, personal, and professional development. Science Education, 91(36). 2007.
  • Hathaway, R. S., B. A. Nagda, et al. The relationship of undergraduate research participation to graduate and professional education pursuit: An empirical study. Journal of College Student Development, 43(5):614-631. 2002.
  • Russell, S. H., M. P. Hancock, et al. Benefits of undergraduate research experiences. Science, 316(5824):548-549. 2007.

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Last Updated: February 10, 2014