ERIC Number: ED194050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Access to Computing Resources at Minority Colleges and Universities.
Alderman, Donald L.
One component of a project assessing the needs of minority colleges and universities in educational computing, this study focused on computer access and applications at minority institutions as well as their degree programs related to computer science. Four aspects of educational computing at minority institutions were examined: (1) degree programs related to computers and the productivity of these programs; (2) access to computers; (3) use of computers, especially applications in courses; and (4) staff for degree programs related to computer science and costs for computer installations. The fourth inventory from Hamblen's series of inventories of computers in higher education provided the database for these analyses. Findings suggest that the under-representation of certain minorities in the computer professions seems less a problem of access to computing resources than of access to relevant degree programs and faculty members. It is recommended that degree programs in computer science and related fields be initiated and expanded in minority colleges and universities. (MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A