ERIC Number: ED230110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Sources of Conflict in the Desegregation of State Systems of Higher Education: Focus on the Competition for Students. [Symposium Summary].
Uhl, Norman P.
Symposium papers pertaining to the competition for students accompanying college desegregation are summarized. Attention is also briefly directed to the impact of court-ordered guidelines for the development of desegregation plans, and the North Carolina Central University's Institute on Desegregation, which promotes research into desegregation. The 1977 federal guidelines suggest that numerical goals be set for increasing enrollment of black students in white four-year institutions. These guidelines inadvertently created competition for students among black and white state colleges and universities. The symposium papers, which represent cooperative research among institutions, indicate the types of research that will be useful to administrators as they plan to meet the problem of increasing minority student enrollment. Symposium papers and authors are as follows: "Why Minority and Majority Students Select a College" (Linda K. Pratt, Donald J. Reichard, Norman P. Uhl, Jeff E. Smith); "A Racial Breakdown of Attrition Trends Within the University of North Carolina, Fall 1975 and Fall 1976" (Robert L. Hester, Jr., Patricia Gaynor, Brenda A. Freeman, William Lawrence); and "Environments of a Predominantly Black and a Predominantly White Campus as Seen by Black and White Students" (Norman Uhl, Donald Reichard, Linda Pratt). (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A symposium presented by the Institute on Desegregation of North Carolina Central University at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Institutional Research (Houston, TX, May 21-25, 1978). This paper was identified by a joint project of the Institute on Desegregation at North Carolina Central University and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education at The George Washington University.