Experiences of African Americans Participating in Male Mentorship Programs at Select Institutions in the Florida College...

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Title:
Experiences of African Americans Participating in Male Mentorship Programs at Select Institutions in the Florida College System
Physical Description:
1 online resource (95 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Dejesus, Lisandra
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ed.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Higher Education Administration, Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
Committee Chair:
SANDEEN,CARL A
Committee Co-Chair:
VILLARREAL,PEDRO
Committee Members:
OLIVER,BERNARD
OLIVER,EILEEN

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
academic -- african-american -- american -- college -- colleges -- community -- enrollment -- experiences -- florida -- graduation -- initiative -- mentorship -- minority -- post-secondary -- program -- students -- success -- system -- two-year
Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Higher Education Administration thesis, Ed.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Historically, the United States has experienced low college graduation rates among African American males. This trend continued and has been well documented in the higher education literature as recently as the year 2010 when the most recent US Census was completed. This study explored the experiences of African American males participating mentorship programs at selected institutions in the Florida College System (FCS). The study followed a qualitative research methodology and sought to learn from the first-hand experiences of students participating in male mentorship programs and to identify impactful program activities that led to students decisions to stay enrolled in college. In addition, the study identified common practices inherent in African American male mentorship programs at the selected institutions. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Minority Male Student Success database served as a resource to identify two-year colleges with active minority male initiatives (MMIs) in the state. The study results demonstrated that male mentorship program participation has a positive impact on African American males decision to stay enrolled in college. In addition, study results indicate that participation in a male mentorship program affects students decisions to become members of other student organizations and participate on and off campus leadership activities. Study results help two year institution leaders understand how male mentorship programs, and their related student development programming, affect students decisions to stay enrolled in college. Study results contribute to the literature focusing on proven strategies that help increase minority male student college retention rate at two-year colleges. The study included current community college enrollment and graduation rates for this group and provided recommendations for institutional policy and future research study. In addition, study findings demonstrated the positive impact that African American males make in their communities and that societal benefits will also be reaped when effective minority male initiatives are adopted, implemented, and evaluated by colleges in their effort to increase the number of African American males who complete a post secondary credential.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Lisandra Dejesus.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: SANDEEN,CARL A.
Local:
Co-adviser: VILLARREAL,PEDRO.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-11-30

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046655:00001