ERIC Number: ED258667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Hispanic Achievement: A Commitment of Community Colleges and Business Enterprise. Proceedings of the Hispanic Roundtable Meeting (Phoenix, Arizona, May 23-24, 1984).
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Four major topics are addressed in these papers presented at the Hispanic Roundtable meeting: current staffing patterns at community colleges, transferability trends among Hispanic students, employment barriers, and legislative issues. Introductory comments by Maria Barrera are followed by Mary Jane Garza's paper, "Current Staffing Patterns," which looks at the underrepresentation of minorities in faculty and administrative positions at community colleges and the need for institutionalized processes to dismantle the barriers to access, representation, and participation. "Hispanic Student and Transfer Patterns in the Community College," by Arthur M. Cohen reviews literature and data on Hispanic students' participation rates in postsecondary education, academic achievement, criticisms of two-year college education, recent efforts to improve minority access and transfer rates, and needed changes in policy and practice. Ida Katherine Warren's paper, "Barriers to Employment of Hispanics," focuses on problems such as lack of English proficiency, low level of education, and discrimination. "Federal Programs and the Mission of the Predominantly Hispanic Community Colleges," by William G. Shannon focuses on demographic trends, the role of the federal government in education, pertinent federal legislation, and ways to generate federal policy and assistance. Finally, recommendations are presented related to staffing patterns, transferability trends, employment barriers, and legislative trends. Lists of sponsors, invitees, and session developers are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Congreso Nacional de Asuntos Colegiales, Washington, DC.; Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.