ERIC Number: ED310198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, College Students, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Racial Bias, Recruitment, School Holding Power, State Universities, Student Needs
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
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. New York African American Inst.