ERIC Number: ED318523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment, Retention, and Innovative Instructional Strategies for Culturally Diverse Minority College Students: A Review of the Literature.
Arellano-Romero, Ofelia; Eggler, John
Prepared to help Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) improve its recruitment/retention efforts and graduation and transfer rates, this paper presents a review of the literature relating to recruitment, retention, and teaching strategies for the culturally diverse minority community college student. Chapter 1 discusses the growing concern over the underrepresentation of Hispanics, Blacks, and Native Americans in California's postsecondary institutions. Each of the subsequent chapters offers a literature review, followed by specific recommendations for implementation at SBCC. Chapter 2 reviews the literature on recruitment strategies, and includes recommendations related to parent involvement, mentor programs, links to minority organizations and business/industry, articulation, faculty and administrative efforts, and alternatives to on-site registration. Chapter 3 focuses on the retention of culturally diverse minority college students and recommends changes in financial aid, orientations, faculty-student interaction, promotion of a culturally diverse campus climate, academic support services, and student support services. Chapter 4 discusses curriculum and instructional strategies, focusing on the implications for faculty, variables contributing to minority students' academic success, and innovative teaching strategies and curriculum case studies. Recommended teaching strategies for use at SBCC include grouping techniques, culturally relevant curriculum, mastery learning, anxiety reducing activities, and monitoring of student progress. Chapter 5 provides directions for further research in areas such as testing, learning assessment, and supplementary audio visual units. Finally, chapter 6 presents conclusions regarding curriculum, faculty, research, programs, and activities. Appendixes include population projections for California, and data on degrees earned by Hispanics, Blacks, Native Americans, and Asians. (WJT)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, American Indian Education, Black Students, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Hispanic Americans, Institutional Research, Instructional Development, Literature Reviews, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Recruitment, Teaching Methods, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA. Office of Instruction.