Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2022 Annette Njei
Black women are significantly underrepresented within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To address this, the Association of American Colleges & Universities crafted ten high-impact practices to increase student engagement and promote retention. This research paper examines how three specific high-impact practices (learning communities, mentoring, and undergraduate research experience) are utilized in STEM education.This research paper explores and compares the best high impact approaches that successfully teach and retain Black women within the various fields of STEM within the differing academic environments of historically Black colleges & universities ( HBCUs) and predominantly white liberal art colleges (PWLACs). This paper concludes with recommendations for continuous research on Black women who pursue STEM in addition to institutional policies and practices that predominantly white liberal art colleges must do in order to contribute efforts in addressing the large disparity.
Njei, Annette, "STEM Education and Retention for Black Women using High-Impact Practices: Historically Black Colleges and Universities vs. Predominantly White Liberal Arts Colleges" (2023). CMC Senior Theses. 3095.