ERIC Number: ED333856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Pursuing Diversity: Recruiting College Minority Students. ERIC Digest.
Astone, Barbara; Nunez-Wormack, Elsa
This digest summarizes in a question and answer format a full length report of the same title. It addresses the importance of recruiting minority students for diversity at institutions of higher education. Noted are increasing numbers for these groups along with the current low education levels found among minorities and the potential shortage of qualified workers. The institution's role in recruiting for diversity is identified as two fold: first, to serve as a center for debate about the issues involved and second, to determine ways in which it can incorporate diversity within itself. Universities are encouraged to recognize and appreciate differences among minority groups and stress, as well as recruitment, factors encouraging persistence to graduation including admissions, financial aid, retention strategies, and involvement of many areas and individuals. Ideally an institution wide effort at minority recruitment is seen as a process with the active support of top administrators. (Included are 8 references.) (Author/JB)
Descriptors: College Applicants, Cultural Differences, Demography, Diversity (Student), Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Labor Force Development, Labor Supply, Minority Groups, Organizational Objectives, Social Change, Student Recruitment
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($1.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development.