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How majority institutions recruit and retain minority students

How Majority Institutions Recruit and Retain Minority Students

CEEHD Leadership Institute

June 13, 2013

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The issue

The Issue

Capacity


Minoritized

Minoritized

Signifies the social construction of underrepresentation and subordination. Persons are not born into minority status nor are they minoritized in every social milieu(e.g., in their families and places of religious worship). Instead, they are rendered minorities in particular situations and institutional environments that maintain an overrepresentation of one racial group and its dominant cultural norms.

Dr. Shaun Harper


Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirror, Mirror on the wall…


Sighs too deep for words

Sighs Too Deep For Words

Reliance on standardized tests

Deficit thinking

Fear based decision making

Paucity of diversity in leadership

Belief that treating everyone the same is treating everyone fairly!


Admissions

Admissions

  • Limited spaces

  • Faculty shortage

  • Clinical site shortage

  • Not a lack of “qualified” applicants

  • Need to admit the best qualified

  • Student retention…who will persist and be successful on NCLEX

  • Students who benefit the profession


Distributive justice

Distributive Justice

To each equally

To each according to need

To each according to merit

To each according to the person’s rights

To each according to individual effort

To each as you would be done by

To each according to the greatest good to the greatest number.


Bottom line

“Bottom Line:

Art and Science


Steep analysis

STEEP ANALYSIS…

  • Social……………………..Demographics

  • Technology……………....Tools

  • Economic…………………Markets

  • Environment……………...Resources

  • Politics…………………….Issues


How majority institutions recruit and retain minority students

“If you touch a spider’s web anywhere, you set the whole thing trembling. As we move through and around this world, and as we act with kindness, or indifference, or even hostility toward the people we meet, we too, are setting the great spider web a-tremble. The life I touch will touch another life, and that, in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place and time my touch will be felt. You can’t find a better way to quantify or qualify someone’s legacy. Just think of the web you have set a-tremble”.Frederick Buechner


Recruitment

Recruitment

  • Student exposure to successful academicians and practitioners from similar backgrounds

  • Providing demographic data of faculty and students

  • Student testimony on websites

  • Challenging the use of GRE

  • Involvement of family in orientation

  • MONEY


Recruitment1

Recruitment

  • Graduation rates

  • Graduation on time information

  • Picture of what their graduates are doing

  • Percentage of transfer credits accepted

  • Ease to double major & popular combinations of majors

  • Financial strength of institution provided


Admissions1

Admissions

  • Composition…relatively homogeneous, narrowly focused app, lack of appropriate pre-advisement for URM

  • What drives admissions ( one group reads essays only, other looks at grades only)

  • Failure to look at humanism in the process (count the # of “I”s in an essay)


Diversity in the classroom

Diversity in the Classroom

  • A bad start

  • Insufficient financial support

  • Language & writing issues

  • Admissions barriers

  • The burden of representation

  • Unwelcoming environments

  • Exclusion from informal networks


Diversity in the classroom1

Diversity in the Classroom

  • Paucity of role models

  • Poor faculty/student connections

  • Hazing mentality of faculty

  • Curriculum and classroom interaction often exclude issues of diversity or treat the subject as knowledge about a sub-culture or deviant non-norm behavior.


How majority institutions recruit and retain minority students

Fitting In vs. Belonging


How majority institutions recruit and retain minority students

TeacherSelfAwareness

Pedagogy

Diversity and Learning

Diversity and Learning

CourseContent

StudentDiversity

Dynamics of Diversity in Teaching

Marchesani, L., & Adams, M. (1992). Dynamics of diversity in the teaching-learning process: A faculty development model for analysis and action. In M. Adams (Ed.), Promoting diversity in the college classroom: Innovative responses for the curriculum, faculty, and institutions (Vol. 52, ). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Retention

Retention

  • Affinity Groups

  • Rubrics

  • Multiple forms of assessment

  • Linguistic Modification


Retention1

Retention

  • Individual development plans

  • Cross racial mentoring

  • Focusing on science’s relevance to problems within specific communities


Manage perception manage processes systems partnership development change get use to it

Conclusion

Manage perceptionManage Processes & systemsPartnership Development Change…Get use to it!


Questions

QUESTIONS?


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