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Mills, Jack I.; Bisbee, Yolanda; Aston, Barbara; Komlos, Barbara Z.; Lokensgard, Kenneth H.; Carris, Lori M.; Arouca, Raquel A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
Rather than implementing diversity initiatives piecemeal, institutions seeking to broaden the participation of Indigenous students in higher education should consider adopting a comprehensive strategy of transformation. This chapter provides elements of a comprehensive strategy to ensure the success of Indigenous students.
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Graduate Students, Student Participation, Inclusion
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McMurtry, Jerry R.; Arouca, Raquel A.; Thomas, Aaron – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter describes a field-based experience based on Native American best mentoring practices that brings together traditional ecological knowledge and Western science to build relationships and understanding between Native students and faculty mentors.
Descriptors: American Indians, Mentors, Best Practices, Ecology
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McMurtry, Jerry R. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter presents the genesis of the Pacific Northwest Circle of Success in Mentoring Opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Alliance and its recommendation on sustaining the Alliance during and beyond its initial conception.
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Descriptions, STEM Education, Higher Education
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Windchief, Sweeney – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter provides a rationale for supporting American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields particularly at the graduate level through Pacific Northwest Circle of Success: Mentoring Opportunities in STEM (PNW-COSMOS) Alliance activities and offers direction for the development of programming…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mentors, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives
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Mills, Jack I.; Thomas, Aaron; Galindo, Ed; Hartline, Beverly Karplus; Dhingra, Amit – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
There is a pressing need for American Indian and Native Alaskan professionals who have the preparation necessary to address the quality of life and natural resource issues in Native communities. We assert that universities should adopt proactive strategies that build pathways for Natives to obtain advanced degrees.
Descriptors: STEM Education, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Professional Personnel
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Brown, Blakely; Komlos, Barbara Z. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter describes the development and implementation of an Indigenous Mentoring Program (IMP) for faculty who mentor American Indian/Alaska Native graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The chapter also reviews steps taken in adapting and translating the IMP to non-Montana institutions that are…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Implementation, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives
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Birx, Donald L. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter discusses the overhaul of Plymouth State University using a framework of integration in all matters of decision-making. This is an example of whole system reorganization where traditional independent structures have been replaced by integrated structures representing new ways of working together and integral experiences for students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Change, Decision Making
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Sleasman, Brent C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter provides insight into the challenges facing higher education and provides a rationale for redesign along with effective strategies and management approaches, based upon the case study experience of Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio.
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Quinn, Laurie; Hawley, Katie; Laackman, Donald J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter illustrates the pivotal influence of culture in reinvention initiatives in higher education, based upon the experience of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Higher Education, Cultural Influences
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Holba, Annette M.; Bahr, Patricia T.; Birx, Donald L.; Fischler, Mark J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
Integration as a methodology for redesigning higher education is the main theme of this chapter. After defining how the authors understand and envision integration as an organizational model and as a learning model, they maintain that setting the expectation of the importance of becoming a learning organization is essential for successful whole…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Workplace Learning, Organizational Change
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Bridger, Amy E.; Ford, Ralph M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, supports its undergraduate education experience with the transformative Open Lab Model. The Open Lab seeks to embrace the university-industry partnership as a means for economic and workforce development.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Study, School Business Relationship
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Evenbeck, Scott E. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter explores the unique design of one of America's newest and most innovative community colleges: Stella and Charles Guttman Community College in New York City. This highly successful College offers its diverse student population a relevant, integrated curriculum and student support that is embedded in the classroom.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Student Diversity, Integrated Curriculum
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Lee, Fiona – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
Racial stereotypes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders limit their access to leadership positions in higher education.
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, College Faculty, Barriers
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Museus, Samuel D.; Wang, Amy C.; White, Hannah Hyun; Na, Vanessa S. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
Several misconceptions shape the discourse on affirmative action and Asian Americans, and institutions of higher education should do more to challenge these myths and educate the public about the realities of this debate.
Descriptors: Criticism, Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Misconceptions
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Grim, Jeffrey K.; Lee, Nue L.; Museus, Samuel D.; Na, Vanessa S.; Ting, Marie P. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
The Midwest regional context complicates Asian American college student activism and social justice efforts; so understanding these dynamics can equip higher education practitioners to better support these students.
Descriptors: Asian Americans, College Students, Activism, Social Justice
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