ERIC Number: ED329178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Achieving Campus Diversity: Policies for Change.
National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance, Tempe, AZ.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Commission on Minority Achievement in Higher Education.
This report focuses on how colleges, universities, and state governments can work together to improve minority student participation and success in higher education. Examples are cited throughout the report of colleges and universities which have worked to achieve minority success in higher education. The examples help to illustrate the three stages of change through which campuses must pass in order to improve diversity and achievement, and the role of state policy in supporting change. The first stage involves removing the barriers to participation; the second stage encompasses helping students to achieve; the third stage focuses on improving undergraduate teaching and learning. In addition, the report recommends actions which must be taken by college and university leaders in order to improve participation and graduation rates while maintaining high academic standards. Also outlined are things that governors, legislators, state coordinating and governing boards, and the Federal Government must do to create policies that empower campus leaders to make necessary changes. Appendices contain a list of the members of the National Task Force for Minority Achievement in Higher Education, and "contacts for examples." (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Colleges, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Federal Government, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Instructional Improvement, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, State Government, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Education Commission of the States, Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (No. MP-90-3, $7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Postsecondary Governance and Finance, Tempe, AZ.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Commission on Minority Achievement in Higher Education.
Note: Photographs will copy poorly. Funding also provided by Arco Foundation. For a related report, see HE 024 292.