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Jason JN. Johnson, Clifton F. Conrad & Laura W. Perna

In: The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry

Chapter 15: Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Building on and Extending Lines of Inquiry for the Advancement of the Public Good

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Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Building on and Extending Lines of Inquiry for the Advancement of the Public Good
Minority-serving institutions of higher education: Building on and extending lines of inquiry for the advancement of the public good

Minority-serving institutions (MSIs)— colleges and universities identified for their commitment to serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education—contribute substantially to the public good. Adding to the diversity of institution types and increasing the diversity of the student population, MSIs strengthen two hallmarks of life and learning in the United States: choice and opportunity. Yet relatively little scholarship has focused on these institutions. In this chapter, we argue that contemporary scholars have an extraordinary opportunity to build on, and substantially extend, the extant literature on MSIs. In so doing, ...

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