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ERIC Number: ED234669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Retention of Minority Students: A Model Program Utilizing Creative Untapped Resources.
Pollard, Merriette
The design and features of a model minority retention program are discussed. Components of successful retention programs include: commitment to attract and retain minority students, ongoing sessions to sensitize the campus community to minority students, academic involvement, tenured minority faculty and staff, support services, and minority student organizations and cultural events. Steps in the design of a minority retention program are as follows: assessing students' needs and the university system; analyzing the data and using the system analysis information to establish a minority advisory committee; communicating survey results to all levels of the college community; developing recommendations for retention in coordination with the minority advisory committee; developing action plans; monitoring the implementation of the action plans; and program evaluation. It is suggested that action plans include the following: the name of implementors, a goal statement, time line, and measurable objectives. Six creative and inexpensive programs to promote retention are described that involve nontraditional counseling of minority students, a roommate program, a community support program, minority church support, Spanish-speaking support group, and staff/student activities. Appendices include a minority retention questionnaire. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A