What Has Been Achieved:
A geospatial tool that enables users to identify minority-serving, primarily undergraduate, and non-R1 institutions in specific geographical areas, selecting for research activity in areas of interest, to enhance visibility and accessibility.
Importance of Achievement:
This tool is designed to broaden participation and strengthen trans-disciplinary community connections through travel extension and is also designed in a manner that can potentially serve additional use cases.
Unique Features of the MIP That Enabled Project:
Platform mission and scale enabled the implementation and hosting of an IT-intensive community tool.
Data Sources (Updated upon release of new datasets):
NSF Support of Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, Slocum & Scholl, 2013
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (version from 04/19/2018) – Basic Classification (R1, R2, R3, Tribal College), all other fields of institutions
National Center for Educational Statistics: College Navigator (version from 04/19/2018) – HBCUs, address data
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, 2016 Eligible Hispanic-Serving Institutions
U.S. Department of Education, Accredited Postsecondary Minority Institutions, from IPEDS Spring 2007 survey
Geocodio (www.geocod.io), for mapping postal addresses of all institutions to geocoordinates
Higher education R&D (HERD) expenditures and headcount, by state, institutional control, institution, and R&D field: FY 2015