ERIC Number: ED316608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Black Student Retention in Historically/Traditionally Black Colleges and Universities. Proceedings of the National Conference (1st, Orlando, Florida, November 5-8, 1985).
Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
This document comprises the proceedings of a conference that brought together administrators, researchers, and faculty from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to address the growing problem of retaining black students. Activities were structured into 5 general sessions, 16 concurrent sessions, and 2 special sessions. Principal speakers addressed ways to recruit and retain black students, along with other issues of broader scope and fundamental importance to black colleges. A discussion panel examined retention issues from diverse perspectives, including that of representatives of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrining Headquarters. The papers presented in the concurrent sessions described effective recruitment and retention programs, and examined psychological factors affecting black college students. Workshops focused on methodology, innovative applications, creative techniques, and utilization of materials and equipment in retention programs. Special activities included an autograph hour with Dr. Jacqueline Fleming, author of "Blacks in College," and a sunrise event for all participants from historically black colleges at which representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture explained the 47 programs available to HBCUs. Abstracts of the main speeches and the research reports are included. Summaries of conference attendance and evaluation data and rosters of the conference staff, program participants, and registrants are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.