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Fauteux, Nicole – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Minority students have traditionally been underrepresented in dental schools, which is why enrichment and pipeline programs aimed at helping minority students are necessary. That reality is reflected in their woeful underrepresentation among practicing dentists. Hispanics made up only 5.8 percent of practicing dentists in 2011, according to the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Minority Group Students, Health Personnel, Dental Health
Borden, Victor M. H.; Hu, Yang – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Master's and doctoral degrees are required credentials for entry into the professional class. Although they do not guarantee the recipient an intrinsically rewarding career or a position of leadership, it is increasingly difficult to attain those positions without a graduate degree. The representation of persons of color among graduate degree…
Descriptors: Credentials, Minority Groups, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education" publishes a list of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M. H. Borden, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University Bloomington. This year, for the first…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Philosophy, Minority Groups, Minority Group Students
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
From student and faculty exchanges to joint research projects, U.S. universities maintain a broad spectrum of collaborative relationships with African universities. It's unclear how many U.S. colleges and universities have partnerships with African universities. The African Studies Association, an organization of scholars, doesn't keep that kind…
Descriptors: Higher Education, African Studies, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
Watson, Jamal Eric – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Every January, Charles Cobb Jr. makes the 1,100-mile trek from sunny Jacksonville, Florida, to chilly Providence, Rhode Island. For the past eight years, Cobb--a veteran of the civil rights movement who in the 1960s served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi--becomes a visiting professor of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Activism, Advocacy, Minority Groups
Abdul-Alim, Jamaal – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Even though lawmakers in India don't seem likely to pass any laws that would enable foreign universities to set up shop in India anytime soon, opportunities still abound for institutions of higher learning in the United States to collaborate with their Indian counterparts and to engage and recruit students in India as well. That's the consensus…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange
Sturgis, Ingrid – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
In President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union address, technology figured significantly as part of his plan to increase the number of college graduates and reduce the cost of education. With concern that the United States is losing its competitive edge because it is not producing enough graduates and minority students are reportedly…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Universities, Distance Education
Moy, Yvette – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
This paper recounts the author's story as she returned to Haiti in February to join a building project near Port-Au-Prince and to document efforts by U.S. higher education institutions to help the country rebound from the devastating 2010 earthquake. The author describes how consortiums have been formed in order to support the development of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consortia, Educational Development, Natural Disasters
Borden, Victor M. H. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Total associate degrees conferred by U.S. institutions increased by 11 percent between academic years 2009-10 and 2010-11 to a record high of close to 950,000. Among students of color, the percentage increase was even higher: 13 percent. Students of color received nearly 300,000 associate degrees or about one-third of the 2010-11 total. Among…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Minority Groups, Educational Attainment
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
American degrees have become increasingly fashionable among members of China's rapidly growing middle class who are eager for their children to study American business practices, become well-rounded by getting a higher education degree steeped in the liberal arts and master the English language. In a five-year period beginning in 2005-06, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, International Educational Exchange, Global Approach
Abdul-Alim, Jamaal – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
This article features the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of Memphis. The McNair program is named after Ronald E. McNair, the second African-American in space, who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986. Approximately 200 campuses across the nation host the program. Whereas the program…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Financial Support
Smith, Susan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Before Heman Sweatt, an African-American from Houston, won his lawsuit to attend the University of Texas (UT) School of Law, Carlos Cadena, a Mexican-American from San Antonio, was among its brightest students. Cadena graduated summa cum laude from the law school in 1940, a decade before Sweatt's lawsuit forced UT to open its graduate and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, State Legislation, Mexican American Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, "Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M.H. Borden, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the Indiana University Bloomington. This year, Diverse staff…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Minority Group Students, American Indian Students, American Indian Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, "Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's, and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M. H. Borden, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University Bloomington. This article presents a…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Minority Group Students, Journalism, Journalism Education
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Many experts give the nation's schools a poor grade for their approach to teaching mathematics and for their preparation of mathematics teachers. While many policymakers make much of data that suggest children in the United States lag behind many other advanced countries in math, many experts call for a change in mathematics education,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Careers, Mathematics Education
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