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Collier, Peter J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Both hierarchical (e.g. student-faculty member or student-adviser) and peer (e.g. student-student) mentoring are recognized as best-practice strategies for promoting college student success. Formal mentoring programs utilizing both approaches can be found on many campuses. In the current institutional context of scarce or stagnant resources,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, College Students, Success
Lee, Diane M.; Harmon, Keith – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Over the last two decades the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has undergone transformation and ignited systemic change across the institution. Its Meyerhoff Scholars Program has made major achievements in recruiting and graduating African American students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at one of the…
Descriptors: State Universities, African American Students, College Students, Disproportionate Representation
Sanchez, Sheila M.; Huerta, Adrian H.; Venegas, Kristan M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2012
This study highlights the narratives of five Latino males from three different postsecondary institutions--a community college, a four-year public state college, and a large private research university--and the impact of their participation in college preparation programs. The data is drawn from a study in which the impact of college preparation…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Males, Community Colleges
Simon, Diane J.; Abrams, Lisa M.; McDonnough, Jacqueline T.; McLeod, Alan M.; Warren, Beverly J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Project BEST (Basic Educational Skills and Training) is a mentoring program involving Virginia Commonwealth University students and area middle school students. In the two-tiered program, VCU faculty mentor the Project BEST college students who, in turn, serve as mentors to the middle school students. Activities include Saturday mathematics and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, At Risk Students, Minority Group Children