ERIC Number: ED197686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Black and White Campuses in Urban Areas: Merger or Joint Planning?
Godard, James M., Ed.
Three plans implemented during 1979-80 that addressed the presence of historically black and historically white public universities in the same metropolitan areas are described. Plans were developed in Nashville, Tennessee; Norfolk, Virginia; and Savannah, Georgia. In Nashville, Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee at Nashville merged as a result of a federal court decision. In Savannah, as part of the Georgia desegregation plan, all teacher education instruction moved to Armstrong State College and all business administration courses to Savannah State College. In Norfolk, as part of the updated Virginia State Plan for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, a number of specialized areas of instruction have been assigned exclusively to one or the other institutions, and a number of other instructional fields will be jointly administered, including interinstitutional arrangements between Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College as well as with Old Dominion University. The rationale for each plan, the procedure by which the plan was developed, and the technique used in the first year of implementation are discussed along with the effects of each plan on the educational process and problems encountered. Observations about planning and implementation that emerged as a result of site visits to the colleges and review of pertinent documents are considered. It is suggested that planning should involve those who are directly engaged in the educational process at the institutions. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, College Desegregation, College Segregation, Cooperative Planning, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Equal Education, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Mergers, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regional Planning, State Colleges, Urban Universities, White Students, Whites
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Armstrong State College GA; Georgia; Norfolk State University VA; Old Dominion University VA; Savannah State College GA; Tennessee; Tennessee State University; Tidewater Community College VA; United States (South); University of Tennessee; Virginia