ERIC Number: ED342861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Independent Minority Colleges & Universities: National Models of Educational Pluralism. Minority on Campus [Series].
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.
This booklet focuses on independent colleges and universities known as "minority institutions" that have served historically underrepresented groups and have provided a major route to successful jobs, careers, and professions for a significant proportion of minority youth. Following an introduction, the first of two sections asks "What is a Minority Institution?" It offers a definition of a minority institution as one that has a special sense of mission, sometimes historical, toward minority students and acts accordingly. This section goes on to explore the demography and character of these institutions including the following: (1) history and mission; (2) location; (3) value-added approach; (4) efficiency and productivity; and (5) a leadership development approach. A model for cultural pluralism is included. The second main section argues for a government policymakers' agenda aimed at supporting and recognizing the role of minority institutions including the following: (1) fiscal support; (2) institutional partnerships; (3) articulation agreements with junior and community colleges; and (4) corporate support. An appendix lists 117 minority institutions with information on percentage of minority enrollment, institutional network affiliation, state, and full-time enrollment. (JB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Black Colleges, College Environment, College Students, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Finance, Faculty Integration, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, Public Policy, School Demography
National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, 122 C Street N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001-2190 ($10.00 each; $25.00 for the Minorities on Campus series set of five).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see UD 028 568-572.