1st Edition

A Primer on Minority Serving Institutions

Edited By Andrés Castro Samayoa, Marybeth Gasman Copyright 2019

    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.


    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


    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.