ERIC Number: ED345812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
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Computer-Based Data Used To Support a College's Minority Education Initiative.
Roberts, Charlie D.; And Others
The Minority Education Initiative (MEI) was developed and implemented at Mott Community College to support minority academic success. The initiative included student and faculty recruitment, multicultural enrichment, support services, and articulation with other educational institutions and businesses. Objectives of the MEI were to increase the quantity of minority students by 9.5% and minority faculty by 8% over a period of 3 years. A task force was created to assist the college in its minority student outreach plans. Accomplishments and special projects developed by the task force are listed, including the following: a mentor program; diversity fellowship luncheons; the endowment of a scholarship; a Hispanic student outreach program; a Hispanic Heritage Month dinner; a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.; a citywide minority awards ceremony; a presentation by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Teen Steering Committee and a UNCF drive; an urban league salute to Black scholars; a Minority Leaders Fellowship; and the selection of a student for the Academy of Women Achievers Mentor Program. The original goal to increase the quantity of minority students was achieved for all ethnic categories within 2 years. The second goal, to increase the minority faculty, was achieved in each minority category except Asian-American. Other efforts which support the MEI include technological advancement in academic services, a computer-assisted instruction tutorial system, a distance learning program, captioned video programming, a library cooperative online network, and a college preparation program targeting minority high school students. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Affirmative Action, College Faculty, College Programs, Community Colleges, Cultural Activities, Diversity (Student), Faculty Recruitment, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, School Holding Power, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Mott Community College MI
Note: Paper presented at the Community College Consortium's 1992 Winter Institute on Effectiveness and Student Success in the Community College (Jacksonville, FL, January 25-28, 1992).