ERIC Number: ED042423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-13
Reference Count: 0
Summary Report for Educational Opportunities Program 1968-69, 1969-70.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City.
The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) at the University of Iowa was established in April 1968, and has as its purpose the recruitment and provision of financial support and academic assistance to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program was established by President Howard R. Bowen during a memorial convocation speech honoring Martin Luther King. Excerpts from this speech are followed by excerpts from the report of the University Human Rights Committee upon which much of the implementation of the EOP was based. They include: (1) the necessity for the program; (2) recruitment of students; (3) need for special academic assistance; (4) need for special environmental assistance; and (5) need for financial assistance. A brief note deals with recruitment of Negro graduate students. The rest of the report describes the program: its purposes and objectives; goals; recruitment of students in high school and their high school backgrounds; identification of transfer and graduate students; financial support provided; and supporting services which include continuing orientation, counseling assistants; academic and tutorial assistance. The report concludes with a summary of high school records and retention of EOP students. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.
Identifiers: University of Iowa