ERIC Number: ED316613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Black Student Retention in Higher Education. Proceedings of the National Conference (4th, New York, New York, November 15-18, 1988). Conference Agenda and Abstracts of Papers.
Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
This document for participants comprises the proceedings of a fourth national conference on the retention of black college students. The conference consisted of 6 general sessions, 6 special sessions, 40 concurrent sessions, and several special activities. A total of 103 selected papers were presented. The following key topics were explored in roundtables: (1) academic advisement/counseling; (2) academic skills; (3) black male retention; (4) coping mechanisms; (5) faculty involvement and attitudes; (6) graduate student survival; (7) institutional retention data; (8) international student retention; (9) mentoring/role models; (10) motivation; (11) orientation; (12) outreach activities/partnerships; (13) performance standards; (14) precollegiate activities; (15) public policy/state initiatives; (16) recruitment for retention; (17) student leadership/commitment; (18) success in the sciences; (19) support systems; and (20) testing/assessment. A special video session that focused on racism on the college campus featured videos prepared by Iowa State University, Michigan State University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara, and was followed by panel discussions on ethnoviolence and campus unrest. An authority on the "self-esteem conspiracy concept" conducted special workshops on the effect of racism on retention in higher education. Students played important roles as active participants in all events. Biographies of the main speakers, conference schedules, and brief abstracts of the 103 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.