ERIC Number: ED214422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancement of Maryland's Predominantly Black Collegiate Institutions. Consultant's Report to the Desegregation Task Force of the State Board for Higher Education.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
The Enhancement Study of Maryland's predominantly black collegiate institutions was conducted to determine what financial resources need to be allocated to the historically black institutions to permit them to offer academic programs of equal quality to historically white institutions. For the purpose of the study, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Towson State University were considered as criterion institutions against which the historically black institutions were compared. Morgan State University and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, were compared with UMBC; Coppin State College and Bowie State College were compared with Towson State. After a review in chapter 1 of the origin and conduct of the enhancement study, the next three chapters present the findings and recommendations of the generalist consultants in the areas of Library, Facilities, and Student Services. Chapters 5 through 11 present the findings and recommendations of the subject area consultant in Business, Education, Humanities, Industrial Arts, Nursing, Science and Social Science. A summary of the recommendations by institutions are provided in chapter 12. Among the conclusions cited are the following: funding cut-backs have had a pronounced effect on the black institutions surveyed; the most critical need of each historically black institution is the upgrading of the science facilities and equipment; lack of proper maintenance of equipment is also consistently cited as a problem area; and there is a need for more faculty in various disciplines. Appendices include: evaluation of building and equipment condition; guidelines for consultants; and consultant curriculum vitae. (Author/LC)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Business Education, College Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Consultants, Educational Facilities, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Higher Education, Humanities, Industrial Arts, Institutional Evaluation, Library Facilities, Mathematics Education, Nursing Education, Program Evaluation, Science Education, Social Sciences, State Colleges, Student College Relationship, Teacher Education
State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.