The Recruitment and Retention of Ethnic Minorities in Collegiate Aviation Programs

dc.contributor.advisor Beckman, Wendy en_US Webb, Kabrina Denise en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Craig, Paul en_US
dc.contributor.department Aerospace en_US 2014-06-02T19:01:52Z 2014-06-02T19:01:52Z 2014-03-19 en_US
dc.description.abstract An underrepresentation of minorities exists in the aviation industry. This underrepresentation can also be seen in collegiate aviation programs. Colleges and universities as well as other organizations have attempted to recruit and retain more minority students into STEM majors. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of minority and non-minority student on the effectiveness of recruitment and retention strategies used within the Middle Tennessee State University Aerospace Department. To collect responses, a survey was utilized. It was found that the majority of students, both minority and non-minority, believe racial bias does not exist in their aviation program. While students felt their aviation program lacked effective recruitment strategies, they were satisfied with strategies used to retain students. en_US M.S. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Aviation en_US
dc.subject College en_US
dc.subject Minorities en_US
dc.subject Recruitment en_US
dc.subject Retention en_US
dc.subject Underrepresentation en_US
dc.subject.umi Education en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title The Recruitment and Retention of Ethnic Minorities in Collegiate Aviation Programs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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