ERIC Number: ED178262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-20
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Organizational Reform Issues Affecting Hispanics in Higher Education.
Arciniega, Tomas A.
Major educational reforms are needed to make institutions of higher education responsive to the needs of Hispanics and other minorities. Three basic changes are essential to reform in higher education for Hispanics: increasing the number of Hispanics in faculty and administrative positions; increasing the representation of Hispanics in the student population; and developing university curricula that reflect the economic, historical, and cultural contributions of Hispanics to this and other societies. Changes of this nature can be brought about only by those with a thorough understanding of the organizational structure of the university and the forces that influence it. Presently, key external influences include federal affirmative action programs, job market demands for ethnic professionals, and white community resistance to affirmative action efforts; key internal influences include scarcity of institutional resources, faculty reward systems, and administrative resistance to politically volatile reforms. Meaningful change will require greater commitment from the federal government in the form of sufficient federal support incentives to begin planning and carrying out major institutional reforms. (JH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Government Role, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Organizational Theories, Policy Formation, Spanish Speaking, Student Needs, Student Role
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Hispanic Education Conference (Alexandria, VA, August 20-23, 1978) ; Best copy available