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
Chapter Five: Assessment and Accountability
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
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.