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dc.contributor.advisorTran, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorDike, Destiny
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08T14:35:29Z
dc.date.available2012-05-08T14:35:29Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2012-05-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8396
dc.description.abstractThe retention of minority populations plays a significant role in establishing institutional diversity, bringing benefits that are often exclusive to students’ ability to reinforce their cultural competence during the undergraduate experience. Not only is such institutional diversity central to mission of many universities, but also it is now expected from various societal entities. In this thesis, I explored the struggles concerning minority retention in higher education in general and discussed the specific mode of retention known as mentoring. I found that a match of racial identity between faculty member and student had important relationship-enhancing implications. I then explored the minority retention problem at Baylor University, highlighting the important fact of Baylor’s existence as a Predominantly White Institution. After interviewing minority student populations (including soon-to-be graduates and non-retainers) in order to explore the effectiveness of interracial faculty-student mentoring relationships, I found that Caucasian faculty members at Baylor University are an untapped resource and mode of retention as it concerns retaining minority student populations.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectRetentionen_US
dc.subjectMinorityen_US
dc.subjectMinoritiesen_US
dc.subjectMentoringen_US
dc.subjectPWIen_US
dc.subjectPredominantly White Institutionen_US
dc.subjectFaculty-Student Mentoringen_US
dc.subjectAfrican-Americansen_US
dc.subjectBlacksen_US
dc.subjectWhitesen_US
dc.subjectCaucasiansen_US
dc.subjectHispanicen_US
dc.subjectLatinoen_US
dc.titleRetention in Black & White: The Effectiveness of Interracial Faculty-Student Mentoring Relationships Concerning the Retention of Minority Populations at Baylor Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAccountingen_US


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