ERIC Number: ED259042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Retention and Graduation of Minorities in Engineering. Handbook.
Landis, Raymond B., Ed.
Procedures for operating undergraduate minority engineering programs (MEPs) are provided in this handbook. The findings and suggestions presented are based on the experiences of MEP directors who have managed support programs, which focus on improving the retention of minority students within engineering. The titles and authors of the handbook's 16 chapters are as follows: (1) "The Case for Retention Programs" (Deborah Minor); (2) "A Model Retention Program" (Raymond B. Landis); (3) "Recruiting and Admissions" (Margaret E. Boulding); (4) "Matriculation and Summer Bridge Programs" (Ronald L. Glenn and Raymond B. Landis); (5) " A Model Orientation Program" (Raymond B. Landis and Kathy Hada); (6) "Strategies for Monitoring Student Progress and Maintaining Retention Data" (Benson E. Penick); (7) "Minority Engineering Student Organizations" (Joel Nossof); (8) "A Model Academic Support System" (Uri Treisman); (9) "Tutoring and Student Study Centers" (Richard Ortega and Christine Reyes); (10) "Academic Advising" (G.F. Paskusz); (11) "Personal and Career Counseling" (Ron Simmons and Cassandra Maxwell-Simmons); (12) "Financial Aid" (Esteban Soriano); (13) "Pre-Professional Employment" (Chenits Pettigrew and Kathryne J. Kelsick); (14) "Developing Faculty Involvement" (Enrique Ainsworth); (15) "Developing Institutional Support" (Nathaniel Thomas and William E. Hogan II); and (16) "Developing External Support" (David Blackman). Two appendices include an MEP Evaluation Form and a list of authors and their affiliations. (KH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators.