underrepresented minority


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underrepresented minority

Social medicine Any ethnic group–African American, Hispanic, Native American–whose representation among professionals in biomedical sciences is disproportionately less than their proportion in the general population. See Affirmative action, Bakke decision, Project 3000 by 2000, Reverse discrimination.
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Figure 1 shows how this was true in 2000 and was still true in 2012 (most recent year for available data), despite increases in underrepresented minority participation in postsecondary education and science and engineering degree awards at all levels.
As a result, a profession-wide strategy must be developed to enhance accounting education and convince top, underrepresented minority students to choose a career in accounting.
GetAhead: A Framework for underrepresented minority student success in engineering and construction management is a joint effort between California State University, Fresno and the State Center Community College District and its four community college campuses.
The school is aimed at students who might not otherwise consider college as an option -- students from families where no one has gone to college, low socioeconomic status, underrepresented minority groups, or those who are capable of doing better but are underperforming in a traditional setting, said Jill Zimmerman, AVC's dean of student services.
will remain an inadequate supply of underrepresented minority faculty (who at present comprise a woeful 7 percent of full-time faculty at public doctoral institutions), perpetuating a Lack of diversity across college campuses.
To qualify, applicants must be from a rural background, be from an underrepresented minority, or be the first generation to attend college.
Women and underrepresented minority scientists in their countries are especially encouraged to apply for these reentry grants.
Being an underrepresented minority boosts one's chance of admission by 28 percentage points and being a legacy by 20 percentage points.
Ronald Dixon, the office's manager of trainee affairs, hope that the hospital's model can be used by other institutions to increase the number of physicians from underrepresented minority groups.
The proportion of underrepresented minority residents who move into faculty positions increased from 22% to 37% in the past 3 years.
The second holds that affirmative action is required to enroll a critical mass of underrepresented minority students ensuring the educational experiences needed to prepare all students for their careers and academic experiences at senior institutions.