For over three years, Mt. SAC staff, faculty and managers have been working directly with minority male students to learn how we can improve student engagement and success. Little research exists that details precise strategies to improving academic success for minority male students. Mt. SAC's approach has been to listen to our students' voices and to provide our students with a forum and safe space to articulate to us what we need to do.
Session 1: (10:45 AM-12:00 PM) Review of Mt. SAC data and survey results; student feedback. A student panel will present their issues, concerns, needs. Overview and results of the surveys with M2C3 and MMI Student Retreats will be presented.
Lunch Break (please register for lunch)
Session 2: (1:00-2:15 PM) Presentation of the MMI Plan as proposed by joint student-faculty/staff work group: Peer Outreach; Institutional Change/Research/Professional Development; Cultural/Ethnic Identity Development and Strategies; Academic and Support Services. Faculty will meet in discussion groups to provide input to the plan and suggestions for implementation.
Session 3: (2:30-4:30 PM) Faculty engagement exercise - "What can be done to acknowledge and support minority male students in the learning environment?" Participants will brainstorm and share thoughts and strategies they can utilize to engage, support, and encourage minority male students in their classrooms as well as throughout the campus.
Reasonable Accommodations, including Sign Language interpreters, can be provided upon three days advance request notice.