Nominations for the Fall ’15 MSiA Mentor Appreciation Award are now being accepted. Members may nominate a primary or course mentor. Nominations can be made by completing the online nomination form or printing a paper form and returning it to:
- Minority Students in Action
- P.O. Box 662
- Mastic, NY 11950
or scanning and then emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2016. Any nominations received after this date will not be considered.
For more information, contact Layla Abdullah-Poulos at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a reminder that there will be an MSiA general member meeting today
12/14/15 at 8 pm.
This meeting’s agenda includes:
- Welcoming New Members
- Update on MSiA activities (PSCR Letter Campaign)
- Update on the meeting with President Hancock and Provost Ntoko
- Spring ’16 Term Activities
Please Check your email inboxes for information on accessing the online meeting via your computer, smartphone, or tablet. There is also telephone access:
MSiA Meeting Telephone Access Number – (571) 392-7703
Pin – 136-432-560-032
If anyone is having difficulty accessing the MSiA meeting room, email us at email@example.com.
We are looking forward to everyone’s participation!
Every term, SUNY Empire State College students have an opportunity to complete course evaluations and let the college know about their experiences.
Students receive email(s) with a link to survey each course taken during the semester. Questions about engagement in studies and interaction with course mentors are included, and there are sections to write about the students overall impression of the course. You can also provide feedback on:
- Ways to improve the course
- Specifics about interaction with the course instructor
- Additional comments about the course and/or SUNY Empire State College
All responses are confidential, and not participating does not affect a students standing in a course or at the college.
Take advantage of the opportunity to provide your valuable feedback!
Check your email inbox for your course evaluation(s) today!
There will be an MSiA general meeting on Monday 12/14/15 @ 8pm. An email with the online meeting room password will be sent as well as directions. The meeting will also be accessible by phone.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to working with our members to make 2016 a fantastic year!
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS FOR SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE EXPERIENCES OF BLACK UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN
SPECIAL ISSUE: Call for Manuscripts
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education
Centering the Experiences of Black Undergraduate Women in College
Guest Editors: Lori D. Patton Indiana University, Natasha N. Croom, Iowa State University, & Chayla Haynes, University of Northern Colorado
Kaba (2008) asked, “Are Black American women the new model minority?” (p. 309). His question is both relevant and troubling when considering Black undergraduate women. It is relevant given that Black women consistently outpace their male counterparts in terms of degree completion; hence fueling a narrative that these women have a problem-free existence. Kaba’s question is equally troubling given numerous critiques of the model minority myth when applied to Asian and Asian American racial and ethnic groups. The narrative situates Black women as a monolithic group of “super women” who withstand, resist, and persist no matter the costs; emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. The “new model minority” myth ignores the multiple contexts that shape and influence the experiences and lives of Black undergraduate women. This myth endangers the support, advocacy, and visibility that Black undergraduate women deserve as they choose, matriculate and complete college. It also discredits the multiple ways in which they are marginalized within education and society.