ERIC Number: ED374165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
An Inventory of Diversity Programs & Services in Continuing Higher Education.
Taylor, Jeannette, Ed.; Adelson, Yolande Chambers, Ed.
This report examines how the continuing-education units of some National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA) member institutions are dealing with ethnic diversity. The report, based on research conducted during the 1991-1992 academic year, contains 177 entries involving 84 NUCEA institutions. Institutional offerings are classified as either instructional or administrative. Instructional entries are those in which teaching and learning are primary. Most often they use nontraditional delivery systems with planned outcomes. Administrative entries include publications covering ethnic diversity, scholarships for underserved ethnic groups, and administrative topics (appointments, committees, offices, etc.) that address issues of diversity. Findings show that half of the instructional programs concern ethnic groups and their cultures; 30 percent are for underserved ethnic audiences. The majority of programs for underserved students are noncredit models that require multiple contacts through mentoring programs, camps, multiday conferences, workshops, and other venues. Seven percent of the responding institutions had scholarships to assist minorities, and eight percent had developed special administrative structures or hired consultants to focus specifically on ethnic-diversity issues. (GLR)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Administration, Continuing Education Units, Cultural Pluralism, Directories, Education Courses, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Noncredit Courses, Research, Scholarships, School Publications
National University Continuing Education Association, Publications Department, One Dupont Circle, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20036-1168 ($10 non-members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Diversity (Student); National University Continuing Education Assn