ERIC Number: ED244710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-21
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Action in Two-Year Colleges, 1983-1984.
Hankin, Joseph N.
Data and observations on the proportions of women and minority group members in faculty and administrative positions in community colleges in the United States are presented. First, nationwide data from two 1979 studies are provided, indicating that 10% of the administrators and 9% of the faculty in all higher education institutions were minority group members; and that of the administrators of two-year public colleges, 5.1% were minority men and 1.7% were minority women. Next, findings are presented from surveys of 33 two-year institutions and 50 state directors of public two-year colleges, which together provided data on 45.82% of the full-time faculty and approximately 60.17% of the full-time administrators in public community colleges in the United States. Highlighted findings included the following: (1) 30% of the administrators and 40% of the faculty members in the study were female; (2) 13.43% of the administrators and 9.86% of the faculty members were minority group members; and (3) at least 6.51% of the administrators and 3.73% of the faculty were black. After identifying areas where study data may have been inadequate, comments by research respondents are presented. Recommendations concerning the selection of black administrators for positions in predominantly white colleges are followed by citations to relevant publications; selected statistics on minority employment and enrollment trends; and a summary of affirmative action gains made in two-year colleges in the past 10 years. Finally, needs concerning affirmative action are underscored. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference on Issues Facing Black Administrators at Predominantly White Colleges and Universities (2nd, Cambridge, MA, June 21, 1984).