ERIC Number: ED338158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Seminars/Workshops on Strategies for Retention of Women & Minorities in Associate Degree Science & Engineering-Related Programs.
Brodsky, Stanley M.
This report describes a program which provided on-campus seminars and workshops at the College of Staten Island, Kingsborough Community College, and Hostos Community College in New York. The program was designed to improve recruitment and especially retention of women and minorities in associate degree science and engineering-related programs. National and local indications of need were reviewed and project objectives stated. Each of the events was jointly planned with key campus personnel and configured to local needs. In each case expert presenters provided direct formal and informal communication with the participants, and specially assembled kits of materials were distributed. In addition, student/alumni panels were included in two of the seminars. Follow-up efforts in encouragement, advice, and technical assistance were provided as needed. Evaluations of the events were done using forms completed by participants. The participants (N=14, N=18, and N=24, respectively) gave the program an overall positive rating. In addition a draft document entitled "Behavioral Instructional and Departmental Strategies for Retention of College Students in Science, Engineering or Technology Programs" was distributed at each event and responses solicited. A seven-item bibliography, evaluation summaries, lists of registrants, lists of materials distributed, and summaries of the presentations and programs are included in appendixes. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.