ERIC Number: ED281418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation of Minority Graduate Students.
Isaac, Paul D.
Beginning a program to recruit minorities (American Indians, Blacks, and Hispanics) to graduate school is discussed, along with retention strategies. Reasons to recruit minorities to graduate school, and specifically to the field of psychology, are identified, including: not all qualified minority students will apply to graduate school; nonwhites can make unique contributions to the core of psychological research, theory, and practice; and minority participation in research and practice will help psychology address issues brought about by changing demographics (i.e., over 30% of the U.S. population is expected to be minority by the year 2000). Activities and materials that are needed at each stage of the recruitment process are discussed: inquiry by the prospective student, application, and admission, and enrollment. The following retention strategies for minority graduate students are recommended: tailoring activities for minority students (e.g., receptions and guest minority lecturers; supporting minority student organizations; including minority issues in the curriculum and training for all students; and hiring minority faculty. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, August 22, 1986).