HSIs Are Narrowing Racial Gaps for Latinx Students

Hispanic student enrollment in higher education has doubled in the last decade. Where are these students going, what do they need, and how do Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs) fit into the equation? On Episode 03 of dotEDU, John Aguilar of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and our hosts explore those issues and more.

Minority Serving Institutions and STEM: Acting Intentionally, Increasing Effectiveness

ACE Vice President Lorelle L. Espinosa, who co-chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee on Minority Serving Institutions, writes that the most successful STEM programs are multidimensional and intentional, addressing the academic, financial, and social aspects of the student experience.

Infographic: Presidents of Minority Serving Institutions

Who are the presidents of minority serving institutions (MSIs) and how do they approach diversity and inclusion on campus? A new ACE infographic draws upon data from the American College President Study 2017 to highlight MSI presidents, their work, and their views of the college presidency.

Recommendations From MSIs on Preparing Teachers for Diverse Schools

Minority Serving Institutions have a long record of preparing teacher candidates to better teach students of color in K-12 schools. Bellwether Education Partners drew upon the experiences of these institutions, existing literature, and other sources to provide recommendations to all types of institutions on how to improve their teaching programs.

Research Brief: Program Success at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

A Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions research brief discusses insights from four program directors to support others along the various stages of the Higher Education Opportunity Act’s Title III AANAPISI grant timeline.

NASEM Report Shows How MSIs Can Strengthen STEM Workforce

Results of the widely anticipated National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce, reveal a range of actions to strengthen STEM programs and degree attainment at minority serving institutions.

Report Examines Outcomes of Hispanic-Serving Institution Graduates

The report, produced by Excelencia in Education in partnership with Strada Education Network and Gallup, analyzes interviews with 14,320 college graduates who received their degrees between 2000 and 2017 from 12 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) participating in the Excelencia in Action (E-Action) network.

Morgan State Preservation Project Encourages African Americans in Architecture

This summer, six students from Morgan State University, a historically black university in Maryland, participated in a hands-on historical preservation project called “Touching History: Preservation in Practice” as part of a pilot program to increase African American representation in architecture and related career paths.

MSIs Are a Viable Path up the Economic Ladder

New data show that minority serving institutions are transforming the lives and income mobility of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds—in many cases, at rates exceeding that of non-MSIs.

Moving Away From Data Invisibility at Tribal Colleges and Universities

The invisibility of Native American perspectives—those of Native students, researchers and their communities—continues to plague higher education, despite numerous calls for action from educational advocates across the country. Christine Nelson of the University of Denver considers what can be done to solve this problem.

AANAPISIs: Ensuring Success for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions play a unique role in ensuring success for a complex, heterogeneous, and quickly growing population of students, according to Dina C. Maramba of Claremont Graduate University.

How Predominantly Black Institutions Help Low-Income, First-Generation African American Students Succeed

Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) are not well understood in the higher education lexicon, despite serving a large number of students of color: namely, a large number of black or African Amer­ican students. Robert T. Palmer and Jared Avery of Howard University look at the role of PBIs in facilitating access and success for low-income, first-generation students of color.