Case Study : The Effectiveness of Mentoring for African American Male Community College Students Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this case study is to explore a mentoring program designed for African American male community college students at a Pacific Northwest community college. Community college practitioners can use the knowledge gained from this study as a best practice to increase the persistence and success of African American male students as well as other under- represented populations. Primary questions guiding this study focused on the needs of the target student population, social and academic integration issues, and the value of mentoring programs in promoting persistence and success. The study was conducted using the Interpretive Social Science approach utilizing case study methodology and individual in-depth interviews with administrative staff, faculty mentors, and student participants. A common theme that occurred is a sense of cultural affiliation with mentors and other student participants. Additional mentoring needs identified include navigation assistance along with a feeling of instructor investment in their education. The factors students found to be most useful include cultural affiliation, instructor investment, instilling confidence, and empowerment. Least useful factors include issues of program ownership, credibility, and the perceived lack of resources. Areas for additional research include exploring peer-to-peer mentoring, conducting focus groups with graduates, and cultural competence training for faculty and staff.
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