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Making Black scientists : a call to action

Marybeth Gasman author. Thai-Huy Nguyen 1983- author.

2019

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (Q 149 .U5 G37 2019 )()

  • Title:
    Making Black scientists : a call to action
  • Author: Marybeth Gasman author.
  • Thai-Huy Nguyen 1983- author.
  • Description: Introduction: Race, racism, and American higher education -- The state of STEM in the United States -- Institutional responsibility -- Peer-to-peer support and intellectual generosity -- Messages and examples of inherent inclusivity -- Students' needs over faculty members' needs -- Same-gender, same-race faculty role models -- Culture of family -- An agenda for the future of STEM.
    Educators, research scientists, and college administrators have all called for a new commitment to diversity in the sciences, but most universities struggle to truly support black students in science. As Marybeth Gasman and Thai-Huy Nguyen show, a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have proven remarkably adept at helping their students achieve in the sciences-and there is a lot to be learned from them. Making Black Scientists reveals the secrets to their striking successes and offers a bold new agenda for all colleges and universities that want to better serve their black students. Gasman and Nguyen investigate ten innovative schools across the country that have succeeded at increasing the number of black students studying science and improving their performance. Teachers on these campuses have a keen sense of their students' backgrounds and circumstances. And this familiarity with the specific challenges that their students face allows them to avoid the high rates of attrition that plague so many science departments. Their commitment to encouraging black achievement has often borne fruit. The most effective science programs at HBCUs emphasize teaching over research in hiring and promotions and encourage collaboration over competition among students. Finally, HBCUs offer more opportunities for black students to find role models among both professors and peers. Making Black Scientists makes the case that key pieces of this model can be successfully adapted at other schools and offers a blueprint that points the way toward a new, more inclusive future for science education.--
  • Local Note: acq2020aas
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press
  • Format: 245 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780674916586;ISBN 0674916581
  • Subjects: Minorities in science -- United States; Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- United States; Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States; College students, Black -- United States; African American universities and colleges; African American universities and colleges; College students, Black; Minorities -- Education (Higher); Minorities in science; Science -- Study and teaching (Higher); United States
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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