Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's by Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering,

By Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Policy and Global Affairs, Engineering, and Public Policy Committee on Science, Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Wo

To ensure that the USA to take care of the worldwide management and competitiveness in technological know-how and expertise which are serious to attaining nationwide ambitions, we needs to put money into learn, motivate innovation, and develop a robust and proficient technology and expertise group. increasing Underrepresented Minority Participation explores the position of variety within the technological know-how, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) staff and its price in protecting the United States cutting edge and aggressive. in line with the ebook, the U.S. hard work marketplace is projected to develop quicker in technological know-how and engineering than in the other region within the coming years, making minority participation in STEM schooling in any respect degrees a countrywide precedence. increasing Underrepresented Minority Participation analyzes the speed of switch and the demanding situations the kingdom at the moment faces in constructing a powerful and various team. even if minorities are the quickest transforming into phase of the inhabitants, they're underrepresented within the fields of technology and engineering. traditionally, there was a powerful connection among expanding academic attainment within the usa and the expansion in and worldwide management of the economic climate. increasing Underrepresented Minority Participation means that the government, undefined, and post-secondary associations paintings collaboratively with K-12 colleges and faculty platforms to extend minority entry to and insist for post-secondary STEM schooling and technical education. The booklet additionally identifies most sensible practices and gives a complete street map for expanding involvement of underrepresented minorities and enhancing the standard in their schooling. It bargains options that target educational and social aid, institutional roles, instructor guidance, affordability and application improvement.

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Association of American Colleges and Universities: Washington, DC 21 Anderson, James A. (2008) Driving Change Through Diversity and Globalization: Transformative Leadership in the Academy Stylus Publishing: Sterling, VA 20 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads PREPUBLICATION COPY—UNEDITED PROOFS of individual faculty and their departments, aligns with scholarly values, and promotes such student learning goals as tolerance of ambiguity and paradox, critical thinking, and creativity.

The final chapter provides recommendations and a comprehensive list of implementation actions across educational stages and stakeholders. It includes also two priority actions focused on the committee’s near-term goal of increasing the persistence and completion of underrepresented minority undergraduates in STEM. 25 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads PREPUBLICATION COPY—UNEDITED PROOFS 2 Dimensions of the Problem Educational Attainment The connection between the education and economic growth in the United States is strong.

Recently, the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California Los Angeles released data from a sample of more than 200,000 students across 326 four-year institutions that began college in fall 2004, providing trends in aspirations to major and completion of degrees in STEM disaggregated by race/ethnicity. 35 As shown in Figure 2-2, HERI found that while there has been considerable volatility in aspiration to major in STEM since 1971, trends in aspiration by race/ethnicity began to converge 35 Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, Degrees of Success: Bachelor’s Degree Completion Rates Among Initial STEM Majors, HERI Report Brief, January 2010.

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