HSI and HBCU Comparison

HSI and HBCU Comparison - Steven M. Hubbard Frances K....

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Steven M. Hubbard Frances K. Stage A version of this paper was presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Philadelphia, November, 2005. Steven M. Hubbard is Clinical Assistant Professor/M.A. Program Coordinator for New York University’s Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology and Frances K. Stage is a professor at New York University. The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 80, No. 3 (May/June 2009) Copyright © 2009 by The Ohio State University As populations in the U.S. continue to shift, we see concomitant shifts in the enrollments of students who make up our higher education institutions. Recent data show that while the popula- tions at elite institutions tend to be stable, less selective institutions are increasingly more likely to enroll a more diverse population of students, population shifts have resulted in institutions that have become known as minority serving institutions (MSIs). Lane and Brown (2003) maintained, however, that we can not assume that Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) nor Predominantly Black Institu- tions (PBIs) provide either congenial or intimidating campus environments for students. For example, HSIs began serving the Latino population be- cause of geographic location and demographic changes (Benítez, 1998). The institutional missions of many HSIs and some PBIs do not directly ad- dress the specific needs of students of color (Contreras & Bensimon, 2005; Lane & Brown, 2003). By contrast, the institutional missions of Histori- cally Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) do directly address the needs of African American students (Redd, 1998). Hispanic Serving Institu- tions were not created under federal law nor with a historical purpose of serving Latino students. Predominantly Black Institutions typically have geographic circumstances that have resulted in their serving Black students. These types of institutions can be called minority serving institutions. Attitudes, Perceptions, and Preferences of Faculty at Hispanic Serving and Predominantly Black Institutions
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Along with circumstantial shifts, many minority serving institutions also face financial difficulties and report understaffed and underfunded campuses. These challenges may impact the ability of minority serving institutions to successfully benefit their student populations. As funding for higher education grows tighter, we see increased emphases on mea- their focus to document value added and achievement of students, they produce studies that assess student views of their learning and their col- lege experiences. Relatively few of these studies examine the attitudes, perceptions, and preferences of the instructors who work with those students. Faculty attitudes toward students and teaching significantly influence
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