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ERIC Number: ED238321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Anatomy of Institutional Development for Higher Education Institutions Serving Students from Low-Income Backgrounds. Executive Summary.
Davis, Junius A.; And Others
A study of the dynamics of institutional development for colleges and universities serving low-income students is summarized. Specific study objectives were as follows: to determine the general factors associated with the direction of development (growth, stability, stagnation or decline) for institutions receiving substantial support from Title III of the Higher Education Act; to identify developmental activities that seem to be serving their function well, in terms both of federal intent and institutional needs and purpose; to ascertain the types of impacts and consequences that these activities might have on institutional condition; and to identify the factors associated with positive impact and consequences. Twenty publicly-controlled and 32 privately-controlled institutions were selected randomly from those with prime Title III grants effective in the 1981-1982 academic year. This sample included 27 traditionally black and 24 nonblack institutions, and 10 two-year and 41 four-year institutions. Each institution was asked to nominate up to 12 development activities that had made a positive difference with activities to be drawn from each of three areas: fiscal, administrative, and educational and support program improvement. Findings at the institutional level and at the activity level are summarized. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Studies.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title III