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ERIC Number: EJ1006883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
Minority Student Perceptions of the Impact of Mentoring to Enhance Academic Performance in STEM Disciplines
Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Arment, Anthony R.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v14 n2 p38-46 Apr-Jun 2013
The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was designed at an HBCU to increase the academic performance, retention, and graduation of minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). At the end of each academic year, students completed a BBSP Post-Program Satisfaction Survey. Each year Mentoring was consistently rated as having the largest impact on their academic performance. This repeated result led to the hiring of an external STEM program evaluator to assess students' perceptions of the mentoring component of the BBSP. This paper discusses the mentoring model, the positive impact students felt mentoring had on their academic performance, supporting data, faculty mentors' perceptions of mentoring, and the evaluator's survey results of the program's mentoring component. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio