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ERIC Number: ED338174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Role Perception of Minority Admission Professionals: History of Minority Admission Administrators on Predominantly White Campuses.
Jones, Rudolph F.; Thompson, Sherwood
In order to evaluate the role of race in the experience of African-American and other non-white admissions professionals at institutions of higher education, a survey was conducted. The study subjects were 130 minority admissions professionals who participated in a staff development program for non-white admissions professionals. The study sought to explore the following broad questions: (1) how do minority admissions workers view their role and status; (2) what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a black admissions professional on a predominantly white campus; (3) what role does affirmative action play in hiring of admissions professionals; (4) how do these admissions workers view their role as mentors for minority students; (5) and what is the minority admissions worker's role in institutional decision making. Results suggest that minority admissions professionals want to participate more actively and significantly in the policy-decision making of admissions offices and that these admissions workers are satisfied working with minority students and do not feel their employment is tokenism. However, they do perceive a different set of criteria used to hire minority admissions counselors than that used to hire white ones. In addition, most feel that their programs are not sufficiently funded. The report includes 12 references and a copy of the survey instrument. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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