ERIC Number: ED316610
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).
Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
This document comprises the proceesings of the second national conference on the retention of black college students. The conference was comprised of 5 general sessions, 8 special activity sessions, and 25 concurrent sessions. A total of 114 presenters from 29 states and 81 institutions and agencies delivered 112 scholarly papers. The following key topics were 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. Special activities included student rap sessions featuring student leaders from several colleges and universities. Abstracts of the five main speeches and the conference papers 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.
Note: For related documents, see UD 027 294-300.