Patterns for Success
Strategies that universities can employ to help black, Hispanic, and American Indian science and engineering students succeed were studied at universities with higher-than-average retention for minority students (Rodríguez 1993, pp. 131-38).
The strategies found to be most effective were:
- Helping students clarify their goals and improve their study habits, starting in secondary school.
- Engaging minority students as role models for each other and as peer tutors.
- Increasing social interactions between teachers and
- Providing students with sufficient financial support for college.
- Doing more to engage the families of students in activities that support the students.