ERIC Number: ED310704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
A Crucial Agenda: Making Colleges and Universities Work Better for Minority Students.
Odell, Morgan, Ed.; Mock, Jere J., Ed.
Issues involved in the higher education community's role in increasing opportunities for minority youth are discussed in the following chapters: (1) "Education's Call to Action: An Introduction to the Issues" (demographic trends and the significance of the underrepresentation of certain minority groups in education); (2) "Myths and Realities in Minority Education: Touchstones for Decisionmaking," by Kathleen Ross (advice for non-minority administrators on achieving educational equity); (3) "Minority Students on Campus," by Genevieve M. Ramirez and Paul B. Thayer (successful minority student retention); (4) "The Community and Minority Students," by Edison O. Jackson (how the education community can contribute to educational equity); (5) "Sending the Right Signals: Using State Influence to Increase Minority Degree Achievement," by Patrick M. Callan and Diane Kyker Yavorsky (using policy tools); (6) "Ten Principles for Good Institutional Practice in Removing Race/Ethnicity as a Factor in College Completion," by Richard C. Richardson, Jr., and Alfredo de los Santos, Jr. (institutional leadership and commitment the educational success of minority students); and (7) "Exemplary Programs for College-Bound Minority Students," by John Halcon (descriptions of 18 exemplary programs in an updated reprint of an earlier publication of the same title). References are provided at the conclusion of individual chapters. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Black Students, College Programs, College Role, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Influences, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Student Participation, Student Recruitment
WICHE Publications, P. O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80301-9752 (order publication number 2A180, $10.00 plus $2.00 postage).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Note: Funding also provided by the California Casualty Group.