ERIC Number: ED263796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Statement on Educational Diversity, Equality, and Quality. Self-Regulation Initiatives: Guidelines for Colleges and Universities, No. 9.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Guidelines to help colleges and universities encourage equality and diversity within a framework of quality are presented. Recommendations are offered concerning: institutional leadership in promoting equal opportunity; effective recruitment, advancement, and support of personnel, especially of women, minorities, and disabled persons; the development and evaluation of teaching, scholarly activities, and curricular development; and diversity in student programs and campus. Ways in which leaders can promote equal opportunity include: designating the person responsible for institution-wide programs promoting equity and providing this individual access to top-level administrators. Successful efforts for recruiting previously underrepresented groups include: recruiting on the basis of departmental needs for excellence and diversity and developing job descriptions that include only job-related qualifications. The importance of constructive grievance procedures, support systems for promotion and tenure, and a fair and equitable compensation process is also addressed. Also covered are ways to promote campus life for students and effective approaches to include new scholarship on ethnic and women's studies in the college curricula. Resource offices and publications are also listed. (SW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Students, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Employment Practices, Ethnic Studies, Extracurricular Activities, Females, Guidelines, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Position Papers, Scholarship, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Recruitment, Womens Studies
Office on Self-Regulation Initiatives, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 (free with self-addressed, stamped envelope).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.