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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It is instructive to look at the current intersection between the lists of top baccalaureate institutions for underrepresented minority doctorates and the lists of institutions that have received funding to support underrepresented minority success from these major diversity initiatives:
Implemented appropriately, school-based programs will increase the number of underrepresented minority high school students interested in majoring in accounting, and the number of community college students who transfer to four-year institutions to complete their undergraduate studies.
Based on a pilot project with local area middle and high school students, we have learned that IE has the capacity to expand the number of underrepresented minority students who attend college.
Broadening minority male participation in the national STEM workforce by recruiting, retaining, mentoring and successfully graduating underrepresented minority (URM) male undergraduates is the goal of the partnership between Lawson State Community College (LSCC) and Alabama.
These effects represent roughly half of the total gaps in classroom outcomes between white and underrepresented minority students at the college.
Some 33% of these chairs say their underrepresented minority students, given similar academic preparation as majority students, are less likely to graduate with STEM degrees.
According to WPI, more women and underrepresented minority students are taking advantage of science- and engineering-related fields.
Many college officials claim that the goal of creating a diverse student body makes it acceptable to give special consideration to the applications of underrepresented minorities, and discussion boards on the college admissions process at least implicitly assume that being an underrepresented minority continues to provide a positive "hook" in the quest to be admitted to selective colleges.
Economics professor Bill Harbaugh has challenged the program, known as the Underrepresented Minority Recruitment Program, in e-mails to UO President Dave Frohnmayer.
This is a significant omission, given that State has only two underrepresented minority groups and they are American Indians and Hispanics.
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.