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ERIC Number: ED529085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
The Role of Minority-Serving Institutions in Redefining and Improving Developmental Education
Parker, Tara L.
Southern Education Foundation
This report provides an overview of developmental education, describes the current policy environment, examines innovations at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), and considers the implications for students and the national college completion agenda. While some states have moved away from racial/ethnic access and equity goals, MSIs have an important role to play in maintaining access and success for historically underrepresented students. This report draws upon multi-site case studies. Data from faculty and staff interviews at four MSIs in Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina are used to highlight the ways policy influences institutional behavior and support for students considered underprepared for college. Until now, the conversation about the role MSIs play, particularly four-year colleges, in improving developmental education has been largely missing from the national dialogue on reform. The voices of those working within institutions are therefore useful for understanding the challenges and opportunities that face MSIs in maintaining their missions, enhancing quality, and improving degree completion for their diverse student populations. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Kentucky; North Carolina; South Carolina