Minority Serving Institutions

Exploring Solutions Together

Internet2 is currently working with the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium to explore solutions to reduce the gap between minority-serving institutions and the global research and education ecosystem.

Today, there are 700 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) that enroll nearly 30 percent of all undergraduates in the U.S. higher education system. Those include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHIs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTIs).

Internet2 is currently working with the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium on a collaborative effort to explore solutions to reduce the gap between current HBCUs, TCUs and HSIs campus networks and the global research and education ecosystem. Get more information about the MS-CC.

In order to better understand needs, resources, and overall support for MSIs, the MS-CC, with support from Internet2, is conducting a survey to gather data and more information on computing infrastructure that may bring needed resources and funding opportunities and overall priority setting for MSIs. Here is the link to the survey.

HBCU and other minority-serving stakeholders who take this survey will inform strategic decisions guiding MS-CC as they support the development of data management and computing resources at the individual colleges and universities. The survey will be open through early December and the results will be shared with those who complete it.

Additionally, The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is also leading an effort to coalesce support for enabling TCUs and tribal communities to bridge the gap to the national R&E cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.

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