During 2003-07, the Building Engagement and Attainment for Minority Students project fostered data-based campus change initiatives using NSSE results at more than 100 four-year Minority Serving Institutions. The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) hosted a series of regional events to disseminate the BEAMS findings and promote the forthcoming release of the monograph, "Increasing Student Success at Minority-Serving Institutions: Findings from the BEAMS Project."
Building Engagement and Attainment for Minority Students (BEAMS)
The Building Engagement and Attainment of Minority Students project (BEAMS), is a partnership between the Alliance for Equity in Higher Education.* and the National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) funded by Lumina Foundation for Education. BEAMS is a 5-year initiative to improve retention, achievement, and institutional effectiveness at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) that are members of the Alliance.
*Note: The Institute for Higher Education Policy replaced AAHE as a partner in the BEAMS project in 2005.