ERIC Number: ED234110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-3
Critical Issues Affecting Black Colleges and Universities in the 1980's and 1990's.
Gillespie, Bonnie J.
The major thesis of this paper is that black colleges and universities are fundamental parts of the overall American society, which is fraught with change, oppression, chaos, and post-industrial problems; therefore, it contends, the survival of these minority institutions depends upon their keeping pace with today's technological trends. Based on a systems analysis paradigm, the paper reviews literature in three main areas: (1) the American environment (historically); (2) black colleges and universities; and (3) the contemporary social climate. It is emphasized that to survive, black institutions must be able to innovate, create, and be imaginative in developing programs in financing; goals, objectives, and purpose; and governance/administration. In conclusion, several positive normative modes of institutional action and behavior are suggested. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the American Association of Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 3, 1982).