ERIC Number: ED291426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Minorities in Urban Community Colleges: Tomorrow's Students Today.
Edwards, Flora Mancuso; Mann, William
An analysis is provided of trends and issues related to minority enrollment in urban community colleges. Following introductory comments, trends are examined in the areas of urban demography, elementary and secondary school enrollment, postsecondary enrollment, retention, major fields of study, degree attainment, and staffing patterns. The next section looks at ways in which urban community college trends parallel or diverge from those present throughout postsecondary education. Next, issues confronting urban community colleges as they endeavor to assure continued access and excellence to all of their constituencies are discussed, including the recruitment and retention of minority students; financial aid; academic preparation; sociocultural adjustment; minority student transfer to four-year baccalaureate institutions; the recruitment, retention, and promotion of minority faculty and staff; program and curricular development; community linkages; and research efforts to further expand both theoretical knowledge about the status and welfare of minority students and the practical applications of this knowledge. (UCM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Demography, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, Teacher Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Urban Community Colleges Commission.