ERIC Number: ED323082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Staff Development To Improve Recruitment & Retention of Women & Minorities in Associate Degree Science & Engineering Technology Programs. Final Report.
Brodsky, Stanley M.
The problems of underrepresentation of women and minorities in science and engineering occupations are complex and variant. Many institutions have to learn how to attract more women and minority students to the hard sciences and technologies which are still relatively non-traditional areas for both groups. The project described in this document provided the participants with direct access to experts and information in these areas so that some of the successful retention techniques used at other institutions could be adapted within their own institution. Two separate full-day workshops, one on recruitment and the other on retention, were conducted for professional registrants from 15 regional colleges. Each event included morning sessions which featured a keynote address of national scope followed by a panel of experts. Summaries of the presentations are included in this report. The remaining time was devoted mainly to small group sessions with the presenters; this allowed for fruitful exchange with the speakers as well as the participants. Take-home kits of resources materials were separately assembled for each workshop and distributed to the registrants. A list of projects and programs at home colleges as reported by participants is included. Evaluation summaries of each workshop are provided. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Science, Community Colleges, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Females, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Recruitment, School Holding Power, Science Education, Staff Development, Student Recruitment, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.