ERIC Number: ED059320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
A Consortium for Research Development (A Consortium for Educational Research Comprised of Seven Private Liberal Arts Colleges). Final Report.
Johnson, Clifton H.
The initial program of the consortium, which comprised Fisk University, Houston-Tillotson College, LeMoyne College, Dillard University, Tougaloo College, Talladega College, and Clark College, and which extended from July 1967 to July 1970 with a total budget of $85,000, was to be basic institutional research that would help the seven predominately Negro colleges to make changes in policies and curriculums to meet the changing conditions in the nation as these affected the lives of Negro college graduates. This project began at a time when these institutions, as with all predominately Negro colleges, were being pushed into a state of change by demands from students, some faculty members, and some leaders outside the institutions. The two major demands were (1) the introduction of new and extensive black studies programs, and (2) the development of curriculums more relevant to the communities surrounding the colleges and to the Negro community in general. This consortium gave to some faculty members the means to deal with these demands in a rational and academic manner by doing research on the problems and suggesting the direction of change. At least 14 of the research projects conducted under the consertium were related to the demands for change. [Due to the quality of the typescript, several pages of this document will be only marginally legible when reproduced.] (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Fisk Univ., Nashville, TN.