ERIC Number: ED316614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Black Student Retention in Higher Education. Proceedings of the National Conference (5th, Miami Beach, Florida, November 7-10, 1989). Conference Agenda and Abstracts of Papers.
Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
This document for participants comprises the proceedings of a fifth national conference on the retention of black college students. The conference consisted of 2 preconference workshops, 7 general sessions, and 21 concurrent sessions. A total of 68 selected papers were presented. Preconference workshops focused on the freshman year experience and preparation for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test. General sessions explored the pros and cons of standardized testing and assessment, the deficiencies of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a description of a national program for designing and implementing support services for minority students, and statistics projecting the status of minorities in higher education in the 21st century. Conference papers covered a wide range of retention-related topics including the preparation for and use of standardized tests, and descriptions of effective retention programs. Students played important roles as active participants in all events. Biographies of the main speakers, conference schedules, and brief abstracts of the 68 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.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations; SAT (College Admission Test)