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Wednesday, June 1 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Engagement Through Academic Internships: Another Opportunity Gap

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Metropolitan State University is Minnesota's public urban institution of higher education, with a strong commitment to anti-racism, equity, and an "unwavering commitment" to civic and community engagement. Internships, as community engagement experiences, are increasingly recognized as crucial to the development of skills, abilities and insights contributing to students' personal and professional development. With its reported 38% students of color and American Indians, a recent examination of internship participation at Metro State revealed another instance of a significant opportunity gap. Similar data are also found at other institutions and in published research. Presenters will overview this data and provide a framework for participatory discussion of the issues associated with this loss of opportunity for this population.


Victor Cole

Community Engagement Coordinator, Metropolitan State University, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarshi

Doug Kowlton

Associate Provost for Student Success, Metropolitan State University

Wednesday June 1, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Illinois Room 348

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