ERIC Number: ED322950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Minority Leadership Development in Technical and Vocational Education for Community Colleges and Technical Institutes: An Imperative for the State of Texas. A Report of the Study.
Young, La Verne H.; And Others
In 1988, the Minority Leadership Project was undertaken at Texas A and M to: (1) identify potential minority leaders within technical and vocational education and recruit them for leadership training; (2) identify methods to train participants; and (3) design a leadership training program to move identified individuals into positions of greater responsibility. Project activities included the formation of an advisory committee of minority leaders and the establishment of training institutes, seminars, academic internships, enrichment activities, a mentorship program, and a computer data bank listing the leadership skills of minority men and women interested in career opportunities in two-year colleges. In addition, two surveys of post-secondary administrators were conducted, focusing on minority leadership skills and the barriers to minority advancement in leadership positions. The administrators were also asked to nominate program participants and potential mentors. Respondents indicated that limited institutional commitment, lack of support networks, and the existence of discrimination were the primary obstacles to minority advancement. Based on results of the survey, a program design emerged and 36 individuals were nominated to participate in the program, whose key elements were a 2-day orientation, a 14-hour graduate credit program, and 4 weekend seminars. Thirty-three of the participants completed all components of the program. Formal and informal evaluation strategies were employed to assess program outcomes. In addition to a literature review and a comprehensive program description giving detailed survey responses, this report contains an extensive reference list and 12 appendixes which include a program evaluation report, summer institute agendas, seminar schedules, a managerial and roles profile instrument, a candidate application form and a set of program participants resumes. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.