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ERIC Number: EJ936708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Building a Model of Collaboration between Historically Black and Historically White Universities
Williams, Julie E.; Wake, Cameron; Hayden, Linda; Abrams, Eleanor; Hurtt, George; Rock, Barrett; Graham, Karen; Hale, Steve; Porter, William; Blackmon, Ronald; LeCompte, Malcolm; Johnson, Darnell
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v15 n2 p35-55 Spr 2011
Despite increases over the last two decades in the number of degrees awarded to students from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, enhancing diversity in these disciplines remains a challenge. This article describes a strategic approach to this challenge--the development of a collaborative partnership between two universities: the historically Black Elizabeth City State University and the historically White University of New Hampshire. The partnership, a type of learning organization built on three mutually agreed upon principles, strives to enhance opportunities for underrepresented students to pursue careers in the STEM disciplines. This article further describes six promising practices that framed the partnership, which resulted in the submission of nine proposals to federal agencies and the funding of four grants that led to the implementation, research, learning, and evaluation that followed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire; North Carolina