ERIC Number: ED346175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Attrition and Retention in Higher Education: Strategies for Change. Report of a Conference (San Francisco, California, May 2-3, 1986).
The conference reported in this document provided a forum for California's public postsecondary education officials to address issues related to the underrepresentation of ethnic minority students. An introduction provides statements on the nature of the problem, reasons for the problem, possible solutions, conference objectives, and conference format. The body of the report is divided into five sections giving the conference findings on each of the main topics of discussion. Section 1 covers organizational environment including the need for culturally diverse campus climates, improved program integration and coordination, and the need for data collection. Section 2 discusses academic support services calling for increased service evaluation, establishment of goals, ethnically diverse staff, and service coordination. Section 3 addresses student support services and focuses on the need for cooperative approaches, more role models, and increased financial aid. Section 4 covers early outreach and student preparation; and calls for improved academic preparation, plan coordination, and greater effectiveness. Section 5 discusses faculty and curriculum and the need for minority faculty recruitment and culturally diverse subject matter. Each section lists forces identified as driving or restraining the issue under discussion. Also included in each section are explanatory discussions and policy recommendations. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Ancillary School Services, Asian Americans, Black Students, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Organizational Climate, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Public Colleges, School Holding Power, Student Attrition
Joint Publications Office, State Capitol, Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0001 ($3.50 plus California sales tax).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Assembly Office of Research.
Identifiers - Location: California