ERIC Number: ED325197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Seminars/Workshops To Improve Recruitment and Retention of Women and Minorities in Associate Degree Science and Engineering Technology Programs. Final Report.
Brodsky, Stanley M.
In light of the projected growth in the percentages of women and minorities in the work force, as well as the need for increased skills among workers, a project was developed to improve recruitment and retention of women and minorities in associate degree science and engineering technology programs. The project involved on-campus seminars/workshops at three community colleges in the New York City area offering associate degree science and/or engineering technology programs (i.e., Bronx Community College, New York City Technical College, and Queensborough Community College). More than 140 college personnel attended, primarily teaching faculty, counselors and academic administrators. Each on-campus event was jointly planned with key campus personnel and was configured to meet local area needs. Expert presenters communicated both formally and informally with the participants and specially assembled kits of materials were distributed. More than 60% of all participants completing program evaluation forms from the three colleges rated the program as excellent. Programs and activities related to this project on each of the three campuses were enhanced, reinforced, and or newly created as a result of the seminar/workshops. Appendixes include seminar/workshop evaluation summaries, the names and positions of program registrants, bibliographies of the materials distributed, six summaries of specific workshop presentations, brochures and programs, and descriptions of follow-up programs, projects and activities undertaken at the three colleges. (GFW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Females, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Recruitment, Teacher Workshops, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.