ERIC Number: ED252142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
White Faculty, Black Students: Exploring Assumptions and Practices. A Report of the Workshops (Washington, D.C., October 27-29, 1983 and April 13, 1984).
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Workshops by the Association of American Colleges that provided faculty and administrators the opportunity to discuss racism in the classroom and to become sensitized to problems encountered by black students are described. Seven institutional case studies that describe campus projects are also provided. In addition to promoting discussion of faculty and students' needs and perceptions, the workshops were designed to result in campus projects addressing racism. Both statistical and personal information was provided to the faculty and administrator representatives of 10 campuses. Five general themes brought the campus representatives to the workshop: using better classroom environments to reduce attrition; developing ways in which to interest white faculty in the subject of racism; developing a support system for black students in which faculty and students could work together; devising less random efforts for addressing racism on campus; and learning how to improve the classroom environment. A followup workshop provided additional support for participants, as well as feedback to the workshop leaders. Appendices include a list of nine recommended reading resources and a list of participants and workshop leaders. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Black Students, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, College Faculty, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.