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Document Number: 5670

Standing Our Ground: A Guidebook for STEM Educators in the Post-Michigan Era - How can programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ensure diversity after the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court cases setting boundaries on affirmative action? This report offers a primer on affirmative action, and addresses the theoretical and practical issues to consider when designing a racially-diverse STEM program, including (1) institutional mission; (2) program intent, character, target population and context; (3) faculty recruitment and retention; and (4) leadership. Among the observations: the change potentially needed for a diverse STEM program must come from the top down as well as from the bottom up, which in turn requires clear and open communication. Readers may also browse the report by chapter (bottom of page). (Shirley M. Malcom, Daryl E. Chubin and Jolene K. Jesse, American Association for the Advancement of Science and National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, October 2004)...

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