Recommendations for recruiting minority students: Editorial

In an Inside Higher Ed article, Scott Jaschik shares a collection of best practices and tips for recruiting minority students that were shared by educators at a recent event. Jaschik first highlights barriers to minority student recruitment such as lack of funding, lack of information on colleges, lack of program information in non-English languages targeted towards student families, oversimplification of minority student contexts, and implicit bias in recommendation letters. Solutions to these problems included providing financial aid, providing parents with funded “fly-in” programs so they can visit campus, and providing an opportunity for students to talk to other minority students at prospective colleges. Jaschik shares strategies for reducing implicit bias in recommendation letters, such as implementing audits and peer review. Inside Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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