"Technology is central to the daily routine of university life" but "without any formal technology prerequisites, students come to college with differing technological skills, stratified by gender, socioeconomic status, and racial backgrounds."
"This report is based on the National Black Male College Achievement Study, the largest-ever qualitative research study of Black undergraduate men. Offered in the report are key insights on success from achievers at 42 colleges and universities in 20 states across the U.S."
"Because challenges are ubiquitous, resilience is essential for success in school and in life. In this article we review research demonstrating the impact of students’ mindsets on their resilience in the face of academic and social challenges. We show that students who believe (or are taught) that intellectual abilities are qualities that can be developed (as opposed to qualities that are fixed) tend to show higher achievement across challenging school transitions and greater course completion rates in challenging math courses."
'Race is a difficult thing to talk about, but it's also one of the most important. Recent events in Ferguson have sparked a national conversation about civil rights, and many college and high school students are joining in. Work toward embracing the diversity of your students, and when you’re ready to dive deeper, check out the video playlist below to learn how talk about racial stereotypes constructively with your students, break down assumptions, and bring people together. "
Under "Higher Education Topics" see "Racial/Ethnic Minority Students"
ACE... "maintains an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of equal access to a quality education for all members of society.... that requires a deliberate focus when addressing the needs of racial and ethnic minorities. ACE is committed to driving research and illuminating innovative programs focused on cultivating a talented pool of underrepresented minorities..."
"Since 1971 AAC&U has developed initiatives that bring together faculty and institutions of higher learning to provide national leadership that advances diversity and equity in higher education, and the best educational practices for an increasingly diverse population."
"LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups."
"Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access."