ERIC Number: ED346933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Minority Student Success in College: What Works. Minority Student Success Project.
The Washington State Board for Community College Education and the Washington Center for Undergraduate Education undertook a national review of minority student success programs in 1990. Information was solicited from program directors, deans of instruction and student services, national organizations, state higher education boards, students, counselors, and researchers. The key elements of effective programs were identified as: (1) institution-wide commitment; (2) strong community linkages; (3) increased access through focused recruitment, admissions, and financial aid practices; (4) comprehensive, systematic, and integrated student support services; (5) assessment, course placement, and student progress reporting systems; (6) good student data and on-going program evaluation; (7) a campus climate infused with a sense of the value of diversity; (8) the hiring and development of minority faculty, administrators, and staff; (9) training for all in the understanding of their own and other cultures; (10) a multicultural curriculum; and (11) pedagogical strategies which encourage student involvement and honor diverse perspectives. The bulk of this report consists of descriptions of the model programs, listing a contact person for each. The descriptions are divided into two sections, the first consisting of four programs in the state of Washington and the second consisting of 37 programs from around the nation grouped under the following headings: early intervention and recruiting; college student and academic support; transfer and articulation; instructional programs with integrated student support services; and curriculum and pedagogy. Descriptions of 17 related organizations and networks, and a list of 1990 conferences of special interest conclude the report. (JSP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Mobility, Equal Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment, Success, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.; Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a related document, see JC 920 368.