2 Overview Minority Serving Institutions Definitions Executive Orders Initiatives Reporting & Funding High Achievers States & Territories Contact Information
The Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program coordinates and administers a myriad of Department- wide initiatives to support relationships and partnerships with institutions of higher education. The MSI Program ensures equal access to all U.S. Department of Commerce grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and programs. 3
Definitions Hispanic Serving Institutions: 248 Schools HSIs are accredited colleges and universities in which Hispanics constitute a minimum of twenty-five (25) percent of the total full- time equivalent enrollment. Additionally, HSIs must provide assurance that no less than fifty (50) percent of their Hispanic student population consists of low-income individuals, as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Title V, Section 502). Historically Black Colleges & Universities: 105 Schools HBCUs are defined as any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was and is, the education of black Americans. Additionally, HBCUs must satisfy the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Section 322) and receive accreditation by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. 5
6 Tribal Colleges & Universities: 36 Schools TCUs are institutions cited in the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 (Section 532). TCUs also includes institutions that qualifies for funding under the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Additionally, Dine College is a TCU as authorized by the Navajo Community College Assistance Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-471, Title II). National Hawaiian Serving Institutions: 10 Schools NHSIs are defined as institutions having approximately ten (10) percent of undergraduate enrollment consisting of Hawaiian students. Alaskan Native Serving Institutions: 9 Schools ANSIs are defined as institutions having approximately twenty (20) percent of undergraduate enrollment consisting of Alaskan students. Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions: 27 Schools AANAPISIs have approximately ten (10) percent of AAPI enrollment, low educational/general expenditures, and requisite enrollment of needy students of which fifty (50) percent are Pell Grant eligible. AANAPISIs are authorized to award bachelor/associate degrees and must receive accreditation from a national/state recognized accrediting agency. More Definitions
Executive Orders EO 13532, February 26, 2010: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges & Universities EO 13555, October 19, 2010: White House Initiative on Hispanic Serving Institutions EO 13270, July 2002: White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges & Universities Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315), August 14, 2008: Alaskan Native & Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions EO 13515, October 14, 2009: Asian American/Pacific Islander Serving Institutions 7
8 Initiatives Outreach & Customer Relations: The Department of Commerce educates academic and minority communities about its mission. The Department works with MSI communities to create innovative, effective, and mutually beneficial partnerships. EXAMPLE: Making MSIs aware of Departmental funding and employment opportunities through the websites, bureau publications and Departmental Offices, personal contacts, sponsorships and participation in conferences, seminars, workshops and career fair s.
9 Collaborative Research & Joint Program Implementation: The Department of Commerce believes that collaboration is the touchstone of scientific and technological advancement. Accordingly, participation of professionals and institutions increase exposure through Government- wide MSI programming. More Initiatives EXAMPLE : NOAA funds five Cooperative Science Centers for research projects across the spectrum of atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences, living marine resources science and management and remote sensing technology in support of NOAAs mission.
10 More Initiatives Technical Assistance & Capacity Building: The Department of Commerce provides capacity building assistance to MSIs through outreach to navigate the process of applying for Federal funding, partnership agreements, and recruitment. Technical assistance includes workshops and consultation services to strengthen institutional infrastructures for competiveness in academic programming and accessibility to Federal funding. The Department of Commerce sponsors the Annual Technical Assistance/Capacity Building Conference. EXAMPLE: The Department sponsors a national MSI Technical Assistance and Capacity Building conference each year. The conference includes workshops on contracts and grants writing for competitive funding, grants management and partnerships. Creating a Presence – September 27-29, 2011 Dallas, Texas
Economic & Community Development: The Department of Commerce fosters economic and community development through business consulting services, entrepreneurship support, and commercial/residential development to improve public works infrastructures, protect global competition, and increase accessibility to telecommunications. EXAMPLE: NTIA (ARRA (BTOP)) and EDA (University Centers) funded projects to enhance the economic growth in areas experiencing economic distress surrounding MSIs. More Initiatives Recruitment: The Department of Commerce recruits through variety of resources including career fairs, trade magazines, onsite interviews, internship programs, student employment programs, and information sessions. EXAMPLE: The Census Bureau and Office of the Secretary recruit students through a variety of resources for internships and student employment programs. Often the recruiting efforts are on university campuses, career fairs, conferences and third party recruitment organizations. 11
12 High Achievers Howard University Hampton University University of Texas - Permian Basin University of Texas - El Paso College of Menominee Nation California Sate University San Jose State University
13 Human Capital Needs By 2020, there will be 14 million more skilled jobs (requiring at least some college) in the U.S. than people qualified to fill them 40 percent of those available to take these jobs will be minorities Of the 50 highest paying occupations nationally, 49 require a college degree _________________________________________________________________ Top 5 fastest growing jobs in the next decade all require postsecondary education
Numbers HSIs award more than 36% of all degrees conferred to Hispanics, 28% of all bachelors degrees to Hispanics and 24% of all masters to Hispanics degrees TCUs confer more than 17% of all associate degrees awarded to American Indians 350+ MSIs educate more than one third of all students of color in the US Enrollment is growing in all three groups of institutions (HBCUs, HSIs, and TCUs) at a faster rate than at other institutions 2.3 millions total students, or 13 percent of all college students in the US MSIs award more than 20% of all degrees to student of color HBCUs confer more than 20% of all bachelors degrees earned by African Americans __________________________________________________________________ 14
Reporting & Funding Institutions are funded through competitive grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and internships. Annual performance reports and plans for the White House Initiatives (WHI) Education Program, including the following eleven (11) reporting categories: Research & Development Program Evaluation Training Facilities & Equipment Internships, Traineeships, Recruitment, & IPAs Student Tuition Assistance, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Other Aid Direct Institutional Subsidies Third Party Awards Private Sector Involvement Administrative Infrastructure Other Activities 15
16 STATESHBCUHSITCUANSINHSIAAPITOTAL Alabama15 Alaska1910 Arizona12214 Arkansas44 California741993 Colorado55 Connecticut11 Delaware11 District of Columbia22 Florida41115 Georgia10 Hawaii10212 Illinois9110 Kansas213 Kentucky11 States & Territories
17 STATESHBCUHSITCUANSINHSIAAPITOTAL Louisiana66 Maryland44 Massachusetts11 Michigan1135 Minnesota33 Mississippi77 Missouri22 Montana77 Nebraska22 New Jersey44 New Mexico23326 New York 13215 North Carolina11 North Dakota55 Ohio22 More States & Territories
18 STATESHBCUHSITCUANSINHSIAAPITOTAL Oklahoma123 Oregon11 Pennsylvania22 South Carolina88 South Dakota33 Tennessee66 Texas93948 Virginia66 Washington1124 West Virginia22 Wisconsin22 Wyoming11 U.S. Virgin Islands11 Puerto Rico51 Guam11 More States & Territories