Understanding Your Student's Challenges and Needs

  1. Underrepresented Racial and/or Ethnic Minority (URM) Graduate Students in STEM Disciplines: A Critical Approach to Understanding Graduate School Experiences and Obstacles to Degree Progression.  Tanya Figueroa, Sylvia Hurtado.  University of California, Los Angeles  Association for the Study of Higher Education  November 2013  St. Louis, Missouri.

    This study examines the obstacles domestic underrepresented racial and/or ethnic minority (URM) students experience as they navigate their graduate educational journey through STEM. 

  2. Minority Student Retention: Resources for Practitioners. Alan Seidman. New Directions for Institutional Research, no. 125, Spring 2005.

    The author gives an overview of the main research findings concerning minority retention and graduation.

  3. Mentoring minority graduate students: issues and strategies for institutions, faculty, and students. Kecia M. Thomas, Leigh A. Willis, and Jimmy Davis. Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 26 No. 3, 2007. pp. 178-192.

    The purpose of this paper is to examine mentoring relationships involving minority graduate students in the USA.

  4. Gender-Related Values, Perceptions of Discrimination, and Mentoring in STEM Graduate Training. Amy Roberson Hayes and Rebecca S. Bigler. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, Vol.5, No.3. 2012.

    In this paper, we tested the roles of three frequently invoked explanations for women’s underrepresentation among STEM research academics: (a) occupational values, (b) perceptions of gender discrimination, and (c) mentoring.