Although this report focuses on Latina/Latino students, the concept of faculty as Institutional Agents is applicable to support for all students. And, of course, the concept of faculty as empowerment agents is not new. (See Sumun Pendakur, 2011; and Stanton-Salazar 2010)
From the Center for Urban Education:
The Center for Urban Education (CUE) has released a new report titled "Developing the Capacity of Faculty to Become Institutional Agents for Latinos in STEM" authored by Professors Estela Mara Bensimon and Alicia C. Dowd, who co-direct the Center for Urban Education (CUE). The report, fifth in a series of CUE reports from a research study funded by the National Science Foundation, demonstrates the role faculty and administrators at four-year institutions can play in increasing Latina and Latino participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
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