ERIC Number: ED351944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Responses to Students of African Descent Attending the State University of New York at Albany, the College at Oneonta and Hudson Valley Community College.
Sutherland, Marcia E.; Williams-Myers, A. J., Ed.
This paper reports on an evaluation of the institutional processes and mechanisms which are in place at the State University of New York at Albany, Oneonta and Hudson Valley Community College to deal with the concerns of undergraduate students of African descent. The report provides (where applicable) an overview of each school's circumstances concerning the following areas: black faculty ratio to total faculty; black enrollment; black academic achievement; student affairs' response to black students; multicultural awareness; mentoring and outreach programs; and black student/college relations. Overall, the studies show that each campus has sought, since the late 1980s, to create a more positive institutional fit for students of African descent. Faculty and staff of color are also being designated to accomplish the institution's objectives involving black students. It is suggested that greater numbers of professionals of African descent need to be hired and retained, and greater levels of campuswide involvement are needed in order to achieve observable improvements in the intellectual life of black students. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Attitudes, Black Students, Black Teachers, College Faculty, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. New York African American Inst.
Identifiers: African Americans; Hudson Valley Community College NY; State University of New York Albany; State University of New York Coll at Oneonta