ERIC Number: ED081304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Graduate School Programs for Minority/Disadvantaged Students.
Hamilton, I. Bruce
This survey was conducted to obtain specific information about procedures and programs developed for minority and/or disadvantaged students by graduate schools. The purpose of the survey is fourfold: (1) to provide a current detailed description of the status of special programs or activities for minority and/or disadvantaged students by total group and by several subcategories of institution; (2) to gain insight into the administration of such programs, the cost involved, the level at which effective action can best take place, and the extent to which such programs have been effective; (3) to identify plans for further activity in this area; and (4) to identify particularly distinctive programs for possible further exploration as models for other institutions to emulate. The survey instrument was a questionnaire sent to a sample group of 302 institutions offering graduate degrees. From the data provided, 153 responses could be calculated. Results include: (1) between 80 and 110 of the institutions have specifically designed policies or procedures aimed at meeting the needs of minority/disadvantaged students at the graduate level; (2) most activities for minority/disadvantaged students have taken place at the undergraduate level; and (3) there is little coordination between departments and graduate admissions to attract minority/disadvantaged students. Appropriate appendices are included. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Programs, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Surveys
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. (free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Report on an Initial Survey