ERIC Number: ED338190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Equity Plan of the California Maritime Academy. A Report to the Legislature in Response to Language in the Supplemental Report of the 1990-91 Budget Act.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report responds to the California Maritime Academy's plan to develop a student affirmative action plan to address the needs of underrepresented, women, and low-income students. The report concludes that the final version of the plan (attached as an appendix) provides a good beginning for the changes that must occur at the Academy if educational equity is to be achieved and supports it. However, the Commission encourages the Academy's Board of Governors to improve upon this initial effort by reexamining the Academy's existing admissions policy to more clearly articulate the Academy's entrance requirements. It is felt that the articulation of a clearly defined admissions policy will greatly assist the Academy in its efforts to encourage applications from all interested students, and particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. The plan itself addresses the goals of making the income and ethnic characteristics of Academy applicants, students, and graduates more closely reflect the general population through increased outreach efforts to secondary schools and community college as well as programs aiming at student retention, financial assistance, and graduate placement. Appendixes include various letters concerning the plan, a tabular analysis of Academy admissions, and a request for proposal concerning the plan. Contains two references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Selective Admission, Student Recruitment
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 98514-3985 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.