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ERIC Number: ED310198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
From Problems to Solutions: Responses to the Needs of Non-White Students. A Survey of and Recommendations on the Needs of Non-White Students at the State University of New York.
Zwana, Japhet M.
This report outlines current concerns and interests affecting non-white students in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and proposes initiatives to redress the historical inequilibrium of non-white student achievement. Data were gathered from scholarly publications, reports, and position papers, and at conferences. The following issues are discussed: (1) the obligations of SUNY, as expressed in its Mission Statement, to ensure equal access to programs and resources and to combat racism; (2) the occurrence of racism on college campuses; (3) weaknesses in strategies for recruitment and retention; (4) successful local ongoing recruitment and retention programs; (5) developments in recruitment since May 1987; (6) minority studies in the SUNY curriculum; and (7) study abroad programs. The following institutional programs are recommended: (1) further increase of non-white undergraduate and graduate students; (2) provision of non-Western academic disciplines and courses; (3) involvement of minority group students, faculty, administrators, and staff in institutional policy decisions; (4) effective and decisive handling of racism; (5) provision of meaningful facilities for students; (6) recognition of the validity of pluralistic issues; (7) employment of a diverse work force; and (8) strong support of off-campus community activities. The following material is appended: (1) a commentary by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Special Programs of SUNY; (2) a 60-item bibliography; and (3) a list of non-white scholarship and fellowship sources. (FMW)
New York African American Institute, State University of New York, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. New York African American Inst.