Achieving the Dream Important Links
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that will help our students Achieve the Dream:
Challenges to minority students' graduation
Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education
"tend not to persist in college at the same rate as their peers
from the majority culture, and they do not graduate at the same rate,"
say the journal's editors.
The issue focuses on challenges to completing a college education
for students who are African-American, Asian or Asian-Pacific American,
indigenous, Latino or Latina, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual; who commute
to college; or who have disabilities.
"We are concerned about how institutions of higher education
can develop and implement strategies that will assist students from
historically underrepresented, and perhaps unwelcomed, groups to persist
and graduate," they say.
The articles are:
"Retention and Students With Disabilities," by Holley
A. Belch, an associate professor of student affairs at Indiana University
- "Retaining African-American Students in Higher Education: An
Integrative Review," by Lamont A. Flowers, an assistant professor
of education at the University of Florida.
- "Leaking Pipeline: Issues Impacting Latino/a College Student
Retention," by John C. Hernandez, an associate vice president
and dean of students at California State Polytechnic University at
Pomona, and Mark A. Lopez, a doctoral candidate in educational policy
and leadership at the University of Maryland at College Park.
The State of the South Report