ERIC Number: ED306843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Center for Minority and Women's Studies.
This paper discusses the Center for Minority and Women's Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland. Changing demographics combined with a resurgent racism and continuing inequality for women pose significant challenges to higher education. The SUNY College at Cortland is meeting these challenges through the inauguration of a comprehensive set of new initiatives to transform the curriculum, support faculty development, add richness and diversity to the cultural life of the college community, improve recruitment and retention of minority and women faculty and minority students, and confront aspects of campus life which tend to produce an inhospitable climate for minorities and women. The Center coordinates large numbers of activities, such as developing new minors in Womens Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Jewish Studies, requiring that all students take a course dealing with issues of prejudice and discrimination, and showcasing the talents and accomplishments of many minority and women artists, scholars, and community and political leaders. The SUNY College at Cortland has mobilized its resources to present a unified and innovative approach to curriculum development, faculty development, the creation of a multi-cultural environment, and meeting the needs of women and minority students and faculty. (SM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Planning, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty Development, Females, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Models, Program Descriptions, Recruitment, Required Courses, School Holding Power, State Colleges, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Coll. at Cortland.