ERIC Number: ED300064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
MATC Student Opinions Regarding Discrimination and MATC Institutional Attitudes toward Women and Minorities.
Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.
In April 1988, as part of an annual survey conducted at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), students were asked to assess the institutional attitudes of MATC toward women and minorities and to indicate whether they had experienced discrimination because of race, religion, sex, ethnic background, or handicap. In addition, students were asked about the manner in which they were treated by instructors and other MATC employees. A sample of 7,362 students responded to the survey, including 1,009 Black students, 207 Hispanics, 204 Asians, and 76 American Indians. Study findings included the following: (1) 9% of the students indicated that they had experienced discrimination, an increase of 1% from the previous year; (2) day students had experienced more discrimination than evening students; (3) 20% of the Black respondents reported that they had experienced discrimination, compared to 6% of the White females and 7% of the White males; (4) 21.4% of the handicapped respondents had experienced discrimination; (5) more than 95% of the respondents to this survey and previous surveys conducted in 1986 and 1987 felt that the institutional attitude of MATC toward women was "Ok", "Good," or "Excellent"; and (6) 65% of the White students indicated that MATC's institutional attitude toward minorities was "of no concern to me" or "I cannot evaluate this," while more than 86% of the minority respondents to the question indicated that MATC's attitude was "Ok", "Good," or "Excellent." (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.