ERIC Number: ED373676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May-17
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Participation and Retention in Higher Education. Hearing on Examining Certain Issues Relating to Minority Participation in Higher Education, Focusing on Student Aid Programs before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
This hearing transcript presents testimony concerning minority participation and retention in higher education with emphasis on implications for student aid programs. Oral testimony or prepared statements were presented by Senators Paul Simon, Claiborne Pell, and Carol Mosely-Braun. Testimony was also offered by: (1) the president and three officials of the American Council on Education; (2) the associate director and two officials from the Education and Employment Issues section of the U.S. General Accounting Office; (3) the executive director of the National Council of Education Opportunity Associations; and (4) the presidents of Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, Nebraska Indian Community College, Hostos Community College, Chicago State University, and Spelman College. The testimony in general pointed to the low, and in some cases declining, rates of participation by Blacks, Latinos, and other minorities in higher education in the United States. Many witnesses decried the lack of minority graduate students and faculty to serve as role models. Much testimony was also critical of federal student aid initiatives, such as the Pell Grant program, for not providing enough money to needy students. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Presidents, College Role, Educational Attitudes, Faculty Recruitment, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Grants, Hearings, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Public Policy, School Holding Power, Student Financial Aid, Student Participation
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.
Identifiers: Congress 103rd; Pell Grant Program