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Establishing a research center: The minority male community college collaborative (M2C3)
New Directions for Institutional Research (2016)
  • J. Luke Wood, San Diego State University
  • Marissa Vasquez Urias
  • Frank Harris III, San Diego State University
Abstract
This chapter describes the establishment of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3), a research and practice center at San Diego State University. M2C3 partners with community colleges across the United States to enhance access, achievement, and success among men of color. This chapter begins with a description of the national trends and concerns that led to the center’s focus on supporting the capacity of community colleges to address challenges facing historically underrepresented and underserved men, particularly men of color. Next, the chapter
describes the concepts of “equity-mindedness” and “institutional responsibility” that informed the conceptualization of the center’s intervention approach. Guided by these concepts, partnerships advanced by institutional assessment tools such as the Community College Survey of Men (CCSM), the Community College Insights Protocol (CCIP), and the Community College Student Success Inventory (CCSSI) are described.
Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
J. Luke Wood, Marissa Vasquez Urias and Frank Harris III. "Establishing a research center: The minority male community college collaborative (M2C3)" New Directions for Institutional Research Iss. no. 168 (2016) p. 65 - 77
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jluke_wood/61/