ERIC Number: ED051744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-27
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Investigations on the Academic Performance of Minority Group Students at Cornell University.
Tetlow, William L., Jr.
In December 1963, President James A. Perkins established the Committee on Special Educational Projects (COSEP), which was to recommend and initiate programs through which Cornell University could make a larger contribution to the education of qualified students who have been disadvantaged by their economic, cultural, and educational environments. This paper focuses on the COSEP program and discusses: (1) Cornell University in the 1960's, including its physical setting, its socioeconomic makeup, and the academic qualifications of an entering freshmen class; (2) the establishment of COSEP; (3) the COSEP program in action, 1963-1970, in terms of recruitment, admission, financial aid and counseling; (4) the academic performance of COSEP students; and (5) gradual changes in COSEP program philosophy, from a program that commenced initially as a talent search aimed toward the recruitment of academically qualified students who for a variety of reasons could not attend selective institutions, to a search for students who were capable of successfully completing a course of studies. The paper concludes with 3 recommendations to other universities embarked on programs for minority group students. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Cornell University NY
Note: Paper presented at the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, Illinois, December 27, 1970