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Advancing Full Participation: 45th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education

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Minorities in science, Minority college students, Medical sciences -- Study and teaching, Belonging (Social psychology), Self-efficacy, Academic achievement, Equity, Educational equalization, Social justice and education, Multicultural education -- Study and teaching, Minority college teachers -- Cross-cultural studies, Multiculturalism -- Study and teaching, Intercultural communication -- Study and teaching, Vocational Guidance, Administration, Leadership


This symposium features four scholar-practitioners of color working across the STEM-Medicine (STEM-M) pipeline who are actively engaging their cultural intuition (Delgado Bernal, 1998) to create access to higher education by challenging dominant pathways, practices, and cultures related to college readiness/preparedness, success, persistence, and the workforce transition.

Session Objectives

  • Challenge systemic barriers in diverse educational settings, such as deficit-frameworks and their associated normative practices
  • Promote asset-based approaches and frameworks to achieve better equity, access, and opportunity for students of color in STEM-M pathways in K-16 settings
  • Facilitate discussion with the audience on how they can replicate a similar approach of change at their respective institution

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