ERIC Number: ED231455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
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Affirmative Action at College of Marin: A Demographic Analysis of Faculty and Students.
Kassebaum, Peter A.
A study was conducted to compare the College of Marin's (CM's) ethnic profile for fall 1979 credit students and for full-time tenured or tenure track faculty employed in spring 1980 with local, regional, and state census data for 1980. The number and percentage of Blacks, Hispanics, Asian-Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans were tabulated for the college as a whole and for six academic departments (i.e., physical education, vocational education, social science, natural science, humanities, and instructional/student services). In addition, the student population at CM was contrasted with state and Bay Area patterns of student enrollment. Study findings included the following: (1) Black faculty accounted for 3.14% of the instructors at CM, compared to a 2.46% Black representation in Marin County, a 9.01% distribution in the Bay area, and a 6.35% representation in the state; (2) Hispanic faculty accounted for 1.89% and Asian-Pacific Islanders 3.14% of the college total; (3) there were no Native American faculty members at CM, although the county representation was 0.35%, Bay Area 0.63%, and state 0.7%; (4) of the students at CM, 2.8% were Black, 3.2% were Hispanic, 3.2% were Asian-Pacific Islander, and 0.9% were Native American; (5) within Marin County, 2.46% of the population was Black, 4.14% Hispanic, 2.44% Asian-Pacific Islander, and 0.35% Native American. The study report includes a literature review and a discussion of the implications of the findings for affirmative action at CM. (HB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Blacks, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Ethnic Distribution, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Population Distribution, Regional Characteristics, School Demography, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California