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Retention in Black & White: The Effectiveness of Interracial Faculty-Student Mentoring Relationships Concerning the Retention of Minority Populations at Baylor University

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dc.contributor.advisor Tran, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Dike, Destiny
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8396
dc.description.abstract The retention of minority populations plays a significant role in establishing institutional diversity, bringing benefits that are often exclusive to students’ ability to reinforce their cultural competence during the undergraduate experience. Not only is such institutional diversity central to mission of many universities, but also it is now expected from various societal entities. In this thesis, I explored the struggles concerning minority retention in higher education in general and discussed the specific mode of retention known as mentoring. I found that a match of racial identity between faculty member and student had important relationship-enhancing implications. I then explored the minority retention problem at Baylor University, highlighting the important fact of Baylor’s existence as a Predominantly White Institution. After interviewing minority student populations (including soon-to-be graduates and non-retainers) in order to explore the effectiveness of interracial faculty-student mentoring relationships, I found that Caucasian faculty members at Baylor University are an untapped resource and mode of retention as it concerns retaining minority student populations. en_US
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Retention en_US
dc.subject Minority en_US
dc.subject Minorities en_US
dc.subject Mentoring en_US
dc.subject PWI en_US
dc.subject Predominantly White Institution en_US
dc.subject Faculty-Student Mentoring en_US
dc.subject African-Americans en_US
dc.subject Blacks en_US
dc.subject Whites en_US
dc.subject Caucasians en_US
dc.subject Hispanic en_US
dc.subject Latino en_US
dc.title Retention in Black & White: The Effectiveness of Interracial Faculty-Student Mentoring Relationships Concerning the Retention of Minority Populations at Baylor University en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Accounting en_US


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