ERIC Number: ED331908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Building Coalitions for Minority Success: A Report of the SHEEO Project on Minority Achievement in Higher Education.
Mingle, James R., Ed.; Rodriguez, Esther M., Ed.
This report describes initiatives of higher education boards to provide equal educational opportunities for minority students in the following states: (1) Arizona; (2) Colorado; (3) Illinois; (4) Massachusetts; (5) Montana; (6) New York; (7) Ohio; and (8) Tennessee. Evidence of school completion, academic preparation, college participation rates, undergraduate enrollment, and college graduation rates supports the compelling observation that minorities, many of whom are in lower socioeconomic levels, are caught in a cycle of defeat and have not been well served by higher education or the education system in general. Experience indicates that the disparity among achievement levels of White, Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students will not be adequately addressed until there is systematic change at state and institutional levels. In 1988-89, the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) sponsored a challenge grant program that sought responses to the following issues: (1) improved data collection and student tracking mechanisms; (2) improved student transfer functions of two-year institutions; and (3) improved funding and admissions policies. This publication presents higher education board reports from the eight states selected to develop models of success. The reports reveal that minority success requires a concerted and coordinated effort from all the partners: public schools, colleges and universities, community agencies, businesses, and state and institutional leaders. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Black Students, Case Studies, College Students, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, State Boards of Education
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($14.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.