ERIC Number: ED332762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Diversity Challenge: A Collection of Model Programs.
Mellander, Gustavo A., Ed.; Prochaska, Fred, Ed.
Model programs designed to promote diversity within the West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD) in California are discussed and described in this report. First, an introductory chapter, "The Importance of Cultural Issues to Higher Education," by Gustavo A. Mellander and Fred Prochaska, reviews the diversity recommendations of the National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance, as well as the WVMCCD's commitment to a comprehensive student assessment and placement program, and to an affirmative action plan for hiring. The subsequent chapters, which describe the district's model programs, are entitled: (1) "A Brief Summary of the Cultural Pluralism Program at Mission College," by Jane Patton; (2) "The ADELANTE Project at Mission College," by Barbara Richmond and Nancy K. Wright; (3) "The Cross-Cultural Contact Assignment at Mission College," by Marsha Chan; (4) "The Role of Cultural Diversity in Vocational Courses at Mission College," by JoAnn Hacker; (5) "The Puente Project at West Valley College," by Mary Casper; (6) "SUCCESS--Students Utilizing Cross-Cultural Educational Support and Services: A Mentoring Program for African American Students at West Valley College," by Veronese Anderson and Carolyn Nash; (7) "The Summer Institute, 1990, at West Valley College," by Angelina Rodarte; (8) "Teaching Foreign Languages with a Focus on Cultural Awareness at West Valley College," by Ken Colson and Edith Zanotti; and (9) "Women Making Their Own Way--Conference Report, June 1990: Educational Transition at West Valley College," by Elisa R. Goti and Arlene Herman. Finally, Leo Chavez's essay "Reflections on Diversity" concludes the collection. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Valley-Mission Community Coll. District, Saratoga, CA.