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ERIC Number: ED026020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-5
Pages: 13
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The Harvard-Yale-Columbia Intensive Summer Studies Program. The Disadvantaged Student in Graduate School.
Stahmer, Harold M.
The Harvard-Yale-Columbia Intensive Summer Studies Program (ISSP) was established in 1965 to prepare students from predominantly black and selected southern white colleges for graduate study in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, and related fields. In 1966, 59% and in 1967, 71% of the ISSP class went on to graduate school. The original plan involved 8 weeks of intensive post-baccalaureate training but in 1968 it was modified to include students who had completed their sophomore and junior years, and to add an 8-week faculty audit program for Negro college professors wishing to strengthen their educational and teaching abilities. Repeated involvement in ISSP appears to be the most effective and least expensive means of developing teachers and administrators qualified for appointment at white institutions who may also return to strengthen predominantly black colleges. ISSP, essentially a stop-gap effort, is funded by the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation, but massive federal support is required for similar programs since many foundations lack enough money for and interest in establishing them. The black academic community wants to join in the control, teaching and sponsorship of programs such as ISSP. Integration of graduate school staffs, 91% of which are currently white, would help to establish fruitful relationships between black and white professors and institutions as well as create environments that would benefit disadvantaged students both academically and psychologically. (WM)
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Note: Panel paper presented at 8th Annual Meeting of Council of Graduate Schools in the US, San Francisco, California, December 5, 1968.