ERIC Number: ED316609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Black Student Retention in Higher Education. Proceedings of the National Conference (2nd, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2-5, 1986). Conference Agenda and Abstracts of Papers.
Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
This document for participants comprises the agenda and abstracts of papers to be presented at the second national conference on the retention of black college students. The conference, as planned, offers 6 general sessions, 3 special sessions, 8 special activities, and 25 concurrent sessions. A total of 130 presenters from over 30 states and more than 90 institutions and agencies will present abstracts of 107 select papers. The following key topics will be explored in roundtables: (1) basic skills; (2) the freshman year; (3) articulation--the transfer student; (4) communications and reading; (5) science and mathematics; (6) general education requirements; (7) curriculum reform; (8) teacher effectiveness; (9) faculty/staff development; (10) graduate/professional studies; (11) the learning environment; (12) public policy impact; (13) coping mechanisms; (14) assessment/performance; (15) collecting retention data; (16) academic advisement/counseling; (17) student development; (18) pre-collegiate/outreach programs; (19) tutorials/special programs; and (20) non-traditional career options. The conference has been approved to award 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Florida A and M University. The advertisements in the program book comprise a "Showcase of Graduate and Professional Programs" with a special interest in enrolling minority students. Biographies of the six main speakers, conference schedules, and brief abstracts of the 107 papers are included. (FMW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: For related documents, see UD 027 294-300.