The mission of the Institute for the Study of Minority Issues is to promote faculty, student and institutional research related to minorities, particularly African Americans, in the New South. The research addresses social and economic issues, health, education, psychological, technological and environmental policies. The ISMI staff and members evaluate community development models, provide technical support, and conduct program evaluations for organizations and other institutions.
In pursuit of its goal to conduct research related to the New South, ISMI has set the following objectives:
Developing research proposals which can be funded by outside agencies to obtain release time for NCCU faculty and faculty from other ISMI affiliated institutions;
Serving as a clearinghouse for demographic materials, working papers, articles and curriculum guides;
Disseminating research data and published reports to public and private institutions, agencies, schools and community organizations;
Providing opportunities which involve students in research and training;
Facilitating forums to discuss issues related to minorities in the New South, e.g. diversity, race relations, multicultural, and alternative schools;
Identifying and developing models, techniques, and approaches that are relevant to community development in urban neighborhoods.
Institute for the Study of Minority Issues
2136 New School of Education Building
North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina 27707