Higher Education

Penn Center for MSIs Launches Unprecedented Program to Increase Hispanic Faculty in the Humanities

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Jeff Frantz, Penn GSE Associate Director of Communications
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The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) is launching an unprecedented program to increase the number of Latino professors working in the humanities at US colleges and universities.

Pathways to the Professoriate, supported by a $5.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will prepare 90 students from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) for Ph.D. programs over a five-year period.

New Penn GSE course examines the challenges of campus sexual violence

Penn GSE’s top-ranked Higher Education Division trains professors, college administrators, and policymakers to understand and solve some of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities. One increasing area of concern is student health­ - ­ranging from mental health to sexual violence on campus.

 

 

New Research Helps Gauge Return on Investment for Students at Minority Serving Institutions

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Contact: Jeff Frantz, Penn GSE Associate Director of Communications
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December 3, 2015 — Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) educate 26 percent of the nation’s college students. Like all colleges and universities, MSIs are trying to quantify the Return on Investment (ROI) they offer students. But the calculations can be different for MSIs, which serve large percentages of first generation, low-income students of color.

 Four new research papers give fresh insights into MSIs’ expanding role in American education:   

Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Co-Hosts First Global Meeting on Colleges and Universities Serving Traditionally Marginalized Students

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Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Co-Hosts First Global Meeting on Colleges and Universities Serving Traditionally Marginalized Students

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New Report Proposes Revised College Scorecard to Address Needs of Low-Income and First-Generation Students of Color

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Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communications
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A new report finds the Obama Administration’s College Scorecard under-values Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other institutions serving underrepresented students 

Laura Perna Named Inaugural James S. Riepe Professor

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Contact: Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communications
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Philadelphia, PA— Laura Perna has been named the James S.

California's Higher Education System: Too Big to Fail, But Failing Anyway?

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Contact: Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communications
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Expansive New Penn GSE report provides litmus test 

for any proposed fix to the ailing system

 

University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Minority-Serving Institutions Receives $1.5 Million Grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust

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Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communications
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New Center Based at Penn GSE Is Headed by Dr. Marybeth Gasman

Philadelphia, PA, February 3, 2014 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $1.5 million to support the work of the Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions (CMSI) a new research center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Directed by Dr.

Penn Graduate School of Education Launches Center for Minority-Serving Institutions at Penn With Town Hall Discussion

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Kat Stein, Exec. Director of Communications
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New Center Headed by Dr. Marybeth Gasman

Philadelphia, PA– Next week the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education will launch a new research center, The Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions (CMSI). Dr. Marybeth Gasman, a historian and professor at the Graduate School of Education, has been named as director of this first-of-its-kind center, which is focused on furthering higher education for underrepresented populations. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, The Kresge Foundation, The Andrew W.

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