ERIC Number: EJ1046236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Diversifying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): An Inquiry into Successful Approaches in Chemistry
Wilson, Zakiya S.; McGuire, Saundra Y.; Limbach, Patrick A.; Doyle, Michael P.; Marzilli, Luigi G.; Warner, Isiah M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n11 p1860-1866 Nov 2014
For many years, the U.S. has underutilized its human resources, as evidenced by the pervasive underrepresentation of several racial and ethnic groups within academia in general and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, in particular. To address this underutilization, academic departments within U.S. universities must develop grassroots efforts that both recruit and retain students from all segments of the U.S. population. While many departments have noted this need and are earnestly trying to increase the diversity of their programs, very few have successfully achieved this laudable goal. This inquiry into the salient features of successful diversity agendas within STEM academic departments provides key insights into "how" departments can increase and sustain the doctoral degree attainment of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Chemistry, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Racial Composition, Student Diversity, Student Recruitment, Enrollment Management, Case Studies, Investigations, Academic Support Services, Communities of Practice, Academic Persistence, Outreach Programs, Change Strategies, Attitude Change, Institutional Research, Observation
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