ERIC Number: ED331939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Minority Student Today: Recruitment, Retention, and Success. Proceedings of a Conference on the Minority Student Today (October 9-11, 1989, San Antonio, Texas).
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Continuing Education.; Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX. Div. of Continuing Education.
This document contains 68 presentations made at a conference on the recruitment, retention, and academic success of minority group college students. Many minority group students enter college unprepared for a rigorous academic curriculum and face many barriers to persistence in an atmosphere dominated by White middle class culture. Approaches range from specific skill-development programs to comprehensive strategies for developing a multicultural campus atmosphere in which all ethnic groups can thrive. The following topics are discussed: (1) minority scholarships; (2) remedial writing; (3) student advisement; (4) mentoring; (5) transfer programs; (6) personalized support services; (7) curriculum development; (8) improvement of instruction; (9) summer programs; and (10) peer groups. Programs targeting Asian American, Black, and Hispanic American students are emphasized. The programs could be used as models by other institutions. Some of the papers include lists of references. (FMW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Continuing Education.; Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX. Div. of Continuing Education.