ERIC Number: ED103039
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A Model for Minority Representation in Journalism.
Jones, Roger E.
The Higher Education Achievement Program (HEAP) at Jefferson Community College (JCC) in Kentucky is designed to recruit 100 "nontraditional" students into the college and to help them to succeed with college-level work. For the 1974-75 academic year, this group included representation from such minorities as women, blacks, older students, the poor, and most other groups which have traditionally had little voice in the academic community. Recognizing that the usual status of developmental programs is low and that other members of the college community tend to ignore those in such programs, the HEAP coordinator at JCC organized "The Higher Times," a HEAP newspaper. This two-page newspaper inserted in the regular JCC newspaper provides an opportunity for HEAP students to express their views, interests, and needs, and prompts recognition of their existence. It has proven to be an effective organ for communicating the purposes of HEAP to JCC's faculty and students, and for keeping HEAP students informed of programs, plans, and activities. Also, it has resulted in increased consideration of the program. A poem written by a former HEAP student is quoted and 15 myths about educational change and innovation are questioned. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Jefferson Community Coll., Louisville, KY.