1st Edition

Educational Challenges at Minority Serving Institutions

ISBN 9781138572614
Published December 6, 2017 by Routledge
232 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are responsible for educating 20 percent of the nation’s college students and nearly 40 percent of the nation’s students of color. This growing group of institutions is essential to higher education and moving toward a more equitable society. This important book focuses on the challenges faced by MSIs within the larger higher education context and provides practical solutions to address these challenges. From performance-based funding, to issues of being dually designated MSIs, to articulation agreements with community colleges, to college readiness, the authors tackle the most important topics in higher education by exploring these varied topics through the lens of MSIs.

Table of Contents



Chapter One – Preserving a Tribal Identity: A Different Kind of Diversity
Jessica Fry

Chapter Two – Presidential Leadership at MSIs: Challenges and Strategies
Katie Somers & Ken Leichter

Chapter Three – Unequal Footing: Examining Performance Based Funding and Historically Black Colleges
Amanda Washington Lockett

Chapter Four – The Problematic Challenges Faced by Dual Designation at California State Universities
Jennifer Yang & Marietess Masulit

Chapter Five – K-12/MSI Partnership Programs as a Means to Improve College Readiness: A Texas Case Study
Kendra Grinnage & Briana O’Neal

Chapter Six – Will My Credits Transfer? A Critical Look at Articulation Agreements and Policy at California Minority Serving Institutions
Lauren Scicluna & Temitope Ligali

Chapter Seven – Up, Up, and Away: Increasing Participation in Study Abroad at HBCUs and HSIs
Tyler Hallmark and Patricia Tita Feraud

Chapter Eight – Opportunities to Enhance Pre-Health Advising at Minority Serving Institutions
Andrew Millin

Chapter Nine – Supporting Undergraduate Black Women at HBCUs: Recommendations for Campus Administrators
Lakeyta Smith, Shariah Salahaladyn, Abigail Shepherd

Chapter Ten – Are You Serving All of Us? Afro-Latinos/as and Hispanic Serving Institutions
Paola Esmieu & Mercedes Terrazas

Chapter Eleven – Logging on to New Models of Education: Online Education at Minority Serving Institutions
Jillian Cener

Chapter Twelve – Creating Pathways for Undocumented Students at Minority Serving Institutions
Andrew Martinez

Chapter Thirteen – Remnants of Past Policies Continue to Create Challenges for TCUs
Ginger Stull-Hunter

Contributor Bios

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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.

Andrés Castro Samayoa is Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Lynch School at Boston College. He also serves as the Assistant Director for Assessment at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

William Casey Boland is Research Associate at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Paola "Lola" Esmieu is a doctoral student and the Associate Director for Programs at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.