ERIC Number: ED333906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Model Programs for Retaining and Promoting Minorities and Women and Increasing Minority Student Retention and Success.
Kappner, Augusta Souza; And Others
Efforts undertaken to meet the challenge of diversity at the City University of New York's Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) are described in this five-part conference presentation. In the first part, BMCC's president, Augusta Souza Kappner, provides an overview of the ethnic and demographic composition of the college's student body and faculty, and of its model programs designed to address minority and women's issues. The second paper, by Stephen Curtis, the Dean of Academic Affairs, describes seminars developed at BMCC to help tenured faculty, especially women and minorities, complete their dissertations and qualify for promotion. This paper also describes the college's seminar entitled "Balancing the Curriculum for Gender, Race and Ethnicity," which explores current literature on and teaching methods for serving diverse student bodies. In the third part, Sadie Bragg, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Curriculum and Instruction, reviews the formation of two sub-committees created to study student retention issues at BMCC as well as other institutions, which led to attempts to enhance faculty sensitization to student needs, basic skills tutoring for students, and the hiring of more minority counselors. The fourth part, by Richard Jones, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Freshman Studies, discusses BMCC's Pre-Freshman Summer Immersion Program which has improved first-year students' retention and performance. Finally, in a wrap-up section, Augusta Souza Kappner offers concluding remarks which outline outcomes of and future plans for promoting diversity at BMCC. (GFW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty Development, Females, Minority Group Influences, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, Teacher Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: City University of New York Manhattan Comm Coll
Note: Papers presented at the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College on Leadership Development (2nd, San Francisco, CA, July 8-11, 1990).