Penn GSE CMSI

Mission & Purpose

Located at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, under the direction of Professor Marybeth Gasman, the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions’ mission is to:

Elevate

Elevate the educational contributions of MSIs, ensuring their participation in national conversations;

Increase

Increase rigorous scholarship on MSIs;

Connect

Connect MSI academic and administrative leadership to leading reform initiatives in the United States;

Inform

Inform administrative, instructional and philanthropic practices at MSIs;

Advance

Advance effective policies that have a positive impact on strengthening MSIs, the development and support of their students and faculty, and the quality of the elementary and secondary schools within their communities;

Bring Together

Bring together MSIs around their common interests, strengths, and challenges to increase efficiency and optimize resources;

Enhance

Enhance the efforts of MSIs to close educational achievement gaps and assessment performance of disadvantaged communities.