ERIC Number: ED176656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Minority Students and Professional Associations.
Green, Kenneth C.
The role of professional associations in facilitating minority access to graduate and professional education is addressed. Information on minority applications, financial aid, recruitment, and support activities was requested from 29 associations; 16 responded. The general posture of the associations appears to be limited to expressions of support for resolutions of affirmative action in hiring and admissions. Data on minority enrollment was limited and sometimes conflicting. The best and most timely information came from law and medical associations. The problem of certification and credentialing are explored: often it is currently assumed that if a minority individual is certified it is because the standards were lowered, or because of special treatment. It is suggested that associations could play a vital role in disseminating information on successful programs, and that their participation would increase minority participation in academic training. It is stressed that the passive role which associations have played in minority participation is not adequate, that they have a responsibility to actively lead in the promotion of minority involvement in academic and professional training. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An earlier version of the paper was presented at the post-Bakke planning meeting (New York, NY, June 1-2, 1978)