ERIC Number: ED220141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report and Recommendations of Panel to Study Postsecondary Education in the Caddo-Bossier Parish Area: One- and Two-Year Program Offerings at Predominantly Black and Predominantly White Public Institutions.
Ellison, Nolen; And Others
In October 1981, a five-person panel of experts was appointed to study the postsecondary programs in the Caddo-Bossier area of Louisiana and to develop recommendations relative to allegations made by the United States and denied by the state, that Louisiana was continuing to operate a racially dual system of higher education and had failed to develop and implement plans to eliminate all vestiges of such a dual system in the state. As indicated in a Consent Decree, the panel was instructed to study "two-year program offerings at predominantly black and predominantly white public institutions in the Caddo-Bossier Parish area." During its investigation, the panel reviewed all existing documents, scheduled interviews to gather objective and subjective information, and conducted site visits. This report introduces the scope and purpose of the study; describes the panel's work; presents background information on the socioeconomic composition of the Caddo-Bossier Parish area and its public institutions of postsecondary education; and offers general observations and recommendations. The recommendations focus on the enhancement of programs, activities, and facilities at Southern University, Shreveport-Bossier City Campus, and Bossier Parish Community College; increased institutional cooperation and planning; provisions for increasing "other race" enrollments in 1- and 2-year programs; and the creation of a detailed plan of action to implement the recommendations. Information sources are listed in appendices. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana
Identifiers: Louisiana (Caddo Bossier Parish)
Note: Report submitted to parties named in the Consent Decree, Section Seven entitled "Enhancement of Predominantly Black Institutions", under Part A, Caddo-Bossier Parish Area: State of Louisiana, Southern University System, Bossier Parish Community College, Louisiana State University System, United States.