ERIC Number: ED101599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Morning After--A Retrospective View of a Select Number of Colleges and Universities with Increased Black Student Enrollment in the Past Five Years.
Cobb, Jewel Plummer, Ed.; McDew, Carolyn, Ed.
In the spring of 1973, some six years after the 1967 riots and demonstrations, it was thought important to assess what the university/college has done in the past five years since black student numbers have markedly increased. It was decided to have a retrospective look at the nature of higher education's response. Therefore, a conference was organized of a selected number of New England colleges and universities that had a marked increase in their enrollment of black students since 1967. This monograph is the report of that conference, being selective rather than exhaustive in terms of institutions reporting. Several recurring facts emerged during the conference: (1) The criteria now used for predicting the capacities of black college applicants are inconclusive; (2) There is a wide variation in percent of black college enrollment from school to school; (3) The percentage of attrition is low for black students when compared to the national figures; (4) Supportive pre-freshmen and ongoing academic programs geared especially to help minority students have been very successful; (5) Aggressive and frank counseling can best be done by black adults with less risk of lack of trust by the black students, and (6) On every campus there is a dearth of black adult role models. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report of a Conference at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, April 30, 1973