Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion awarded MN OHE Grant

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce that it was recently awarded a research grant from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to better understand the experiences of underrepresented high school students as it relates to Dual Enrollment programs. Dual Enrollment programs allow high school students to earn college credit while in high school and serve as a pathway to higher education. They are taught at the local high school by credentialed instructors and count towards the student’s graduation requirements.

Project Director Jered Pigeon will lead a collaborative team including staff from Minnesota State Community and Technical College and Moorhead Public Schools. The aim of the research grant is to hold focused listening sessions with diverse students in the Moorhead Public Schools system, including students in the alternative learning center to better understand how colleges and universities can attract and serve low-income and students of color in dual enrollment offerings. The project aligns itself with MinnState’s Equity 2030 goals and MSUM’s Wildly Important Goals of Equity and Enrollment. The project has commenced and will culminate in findings report to the State of Minnesota in the month of October.