ERIC Number: EJ1154076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Minority-Serving Institutions and Disability, Health, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Participation Challenges: A Review of the Literature and Policy
Manyibe, Edward O.; Moore, Corey L.; Aref, Fariborz; Sagini, Meshack M.; Zeng, Steve; Alston, Reginald J.
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v31 n3 p174-193 2017
Purpose: This article provided a comprehensive overview of select challenges that oftentimes prevent minority-serving institutions (MSIs) in the United States (i.e., historically Black colleges/universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and American Indian tribal colleges/universities) from participating optimally in the federal research enterprise (i.e., National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research and National Institutes of Health). Methods: The authors completed a detailed synthesis of the available peer review and grey literature and policy on the subject matter while using the structural empowerment and critical mass models as theoretical lenses. Results: Select research infrastructure issues (i.e., restrictive administrative culture, heavy teaching and service practices, inefficient offices of sponsored programs, the lack of research seed money units, inefficient institutional review boards, and limited library resources and technology infrastructure) and limited training opportunities (i.e., postdoctoral fellowship training programs, and grant writing training) are important considerations in MSI research capacity and productivity context. Conclusions: New state-of-the-science research capacity building approaches, paradigms, and conceptual models that address individual MSI-based investigators' research skill development needs, institutional research infrastructure systems weaknesses, and federal research agency systems and policy issues need to be explored and scaled up for further efficacy testing through rigorous scientific methods.
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Health, Independent Living, Rehabilitation Programs, Institutional Characteristics, Black Colleges, Tribally Controlled Education, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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