ERIC Number: ED183066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Black Colleges and Universities: An Essential Component of a Diverse System of Higher Education.
National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The report is the second in a series geared to generating policy and focusing national attention on the participation of blacks in higher education. It explores the concept and practice of institutional diversification in the United States and the implications and benefits of diversity for blacks seeking postsecondary education. It is the committee's concern that predominantly black colleges be maintained rather than be merged into white institutions. The methods identified to maintain institutional diversity encompass many areas, including the needs to expand institutional options for students of differing abilities and socioeconomic levels, to insure institutional viability, and sustain educational environments historically responsive to particular racial and ethnic group needs. Possible state and federal policies are examined. Appended are lists of historically black colleges and newer predominantly black colleges, criteria for Carnegie classification of four-year institutions, and charts outlining federal financial obligations to historically black colleges (organized according to federal agency). A list of references is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Black Colleges, Black Students, College Desegregation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Mergers, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Public Policy
National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities, Department of HEW, Washington, DC 20202
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.