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A Primer on Minority Serving Institutions

1st Edition

Edited by Andrés Castro Samayoa, Marybeth Gasman


94 pages

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Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)—specifically Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)—have carved out a unique niche in the nation, serving the needs of low-income, underrepresented students of color. Covering foundational topics relating to MSIs, chapter authors explore how salient issues across the landscape of higher education play out within the MSI context. Undergirded by national data and key literature, A Primer on Minority Serving Institutions provides graduate students, scholars, and researchers a full picture of the work and contributions of MSIs and urges them to think about MSIs as part of the larger higher education landscape.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Introduction

Andrés Castro Samayoa and Marybeth Gasman

Chapter Two: State and Federal Policy

William Casey Boland

Chapter Three: Faculty Diversity

Paola ‘Lola’ Esmieu

Chapter Four: Curriculum and Outcomes

Andrew Martinez

Chapter Five: Assessment and Accountability

Daniel Blake

Chapter Six: Servant and Transformational Leadership

Amanda Washington Lockett and Robert T. Palmer

Chapter Seven: Politics and Activism

Andrés Castro Samayoa and Daniel Blake

Chapter Eight: MSIs Around the World

Tyler Hallmark

Author Biographies

About the Editors

Andrés Castro Samayoa is Assistant Professor of Education Leadership and Higher Education at Boston College, USA.

Marybeth Gasman is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education and the Director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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