Males of Color

Males of Color

Success in Higher Education Session

October 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dining Room 2, Samberg Conference Center, E52

Improving Male Students of Color Persistence and Graduation in Higher Education

Recent national reports highlight that underrepresented Male students of color (i.e., African American and Latino males) make a very small percentage of degree recipients in undergraduate Science and Engineering degrees, 6.2% and 8.7% respectively (NSF, 2015). This presentation highlights how higher education administrators, faculty members, and professional staff can develop greater awareness about this issue. Relying on empirical evidence and the concept of collaborative consciousness, Dr. Ponjuan will provide an engaging conversation with the MIT community to raise institutional awareness and move towards institutional action to improve male students of color persistence and degree completion.

[ponjuan] Dr. Luis Ponjuan is an Associate Professor in Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on male students of color academic success and college degree completion, first-generation students’ access into higher education, and the recruitment and retention of faculty members of color.

Date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

TIME: 4:00-6:00PM; Reception (4-4:30pm); Session & Q&A (4:30-5:30pm); Networking (5:30-6:00pm)]

Location: Dining Room 2, Samberg Conference Center, E52

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 This event is co-sponsored by LBGTQ+@MIT, CSDI, ODGE, and the ICEO