In a time when we are increasingly thinking about equity, [democratization goals] are even more important as we think not only about ways to increase the scale of undergraduate research through curriculum but also how to expand access to underrepresented populations and how to serve them best.

Democratizing Undergraduate Research Mentoring

The last few months have been incredibly trying as we try to navigate life with COVID-19 and more recently the resurgence of #BlackLivesMatter and advocating for antiracism after a series of senseless attacks and loss of lives for many Black…

I am not saying that critical mentoring will have you defying gravity and other laws of nature; I am stating that true critical mentoring is when you can see or at least acknowledge how various contexts and identities both surround and shape not just your student but yourself.

Critical Mentoring is Custom Fitted to the Student

There is no shortage of research on the importance of mentorship within high impact practices for students from underrepresented minority backgrounds. We know that mentorship builds resilience (Inman, 2020; Ramos 2019) and facilitates retention (Davis, 2017; Wilson et al., 2012),…

The Intersectional Context of Black Women Studying Abroad

In considering the intersectional context of Black women studying abroad, Willis (2015) channels Maya Angelou who writes that the Black woman exists in a “tripartite crossfire of masculine privilege, white illogical hate, and Black lack of power.” Nearly 14 years…

Federal- and institutional-work-study programs are uniquely positioned to address access, equity, and inclusion by creating an innovative path for students to engage in a high impact practice.

Tackling Inequitable Opportunity Structures in HIPs

As of 2017, 41- 43% of full-time undergraduates who are between the ages of 16 – 24 – and who are not considered heads of households or supporting dependents – are working. When comparing the rates of employment for these…