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ERIC Number: ED333906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-10
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Model Programs for Retaining and Promoting Minorities and Women and Increasing Minority Student Retention and Success.
Kappner, Augusta Souza; And Others
Efforts undertaken to meet the challenge of diversity at the City University of New York's Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) are described in this five-part conference presentation. In the first part, BMCC's president, Augusta Souza Kappner, provides an overview of the ethnic and demographic composition of the college's student body and faculty, and of its model programs designed to address minority and women's issues. The second paper, by Stephen Curtis, the Dean of Academic Affairs, describes seminars developed at BMCC to help tenured faculty, especially women and minorities, complete their dissertations and qualify for promotion. This paper also describes the college's seminar entitled "Balancing the Curriculum for Gender, Race and Ethnicity," which explores current literature on and teaching methods for serving diverse student bodies. In the third part, Sadie Bragg, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Curriculum and Instruction, reviews the formation of two sub-committees created to study student retention issues at BMCC as well as other institutions, which led to attempts to enhance faculty sensitization to student needs, basic skills tutoring for students, and the hiring of more minority counselors. The fourth part, by Richard Jones, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Freshman Studies, discusses BMCC's Pre-Freshman Summer Immersion Program which has improved first-year students' retention and performance. Finally, in a wrap-up section, Augusta Souza Kappner offers concluding remarks which outline outcomes of and future plans for promoting diversity at BMCC. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A