ERIC Number: ED382129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Bigotry and Violence on Nebraska's College Campuses. A Summary Report.
Nebraska State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
This report presents the views and experiences of 11 individuals from Nebraska's higher education community and a Federal official on the topic of bigotry and violence on the state's college campuses. Views were expressed at a forum held in Lincoln, Nebraska in May 1989. One of the faculty argued that society needs to learn how to communicate about bigotry and racism. Several participants suggested that universities need a safe office where students can report bias-motivated incidents. Students from different ethnic groups mentioned the difficulties of getting through college studies without a strong support system, particularly on a campus where numbers of minority students are low. College administrators described the different programs, resources, and scholarship monies available for the recruitment and retention of minority students and efforts to recruit minority faculty. According to the presentations, there is important work that needs to be done at all levels of higher education, both two-year and four-year institutions, to improve intergroup relations in order to minimize bigotry, racism, and violence in Nebraska's college campuses. (JB)
Descriptors: Campuses, Civil Rights, College Environment, College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Opinions, Public Colleges, Racial Relations, School Holding Power, Social Discrimination, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Violence
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers: Diversity (Faculty); Diversity (Student); Nebraska