ERIC Number: ED356694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Enhancing the Minority Presence in Graduate Education II: Assessing Progress. The CGS Idea Exchange. Winter Meetings 1990-91.
Chandler, Trevor L.; LaPidus, Jules
This publication, the outcome of a series of graduate dean discussion meetings, explores the role and activities of college and university graduate deans, faculty, and administrators in enhancing minority participation in higher education. Also discussed are results of the winter 1990-91 meetings of the Council of Graduate Schools on the subject of minority participation, the factors affecting the role of the graduate dean in promoting minority participation, and the trends in graduate enrollment for minorities between the years 1986 and 1989. The bulk of the document highlights some of the selected initiatives undertaken by 30 specific universities in enhancing minority presence. These initiatives provide an indication of the variety and scope of current activities. Noteworthy among these approaches are the summer research opportunity programs for undergraduates which were considered particularly successful by both students and faculty. It is concluded that the graduate school is uniquely situated to play an important role in enhancing minority presence in higher education by virtue of its interactions with many departments and, in some cases, colleges; and its ability to develop campus-wide programs and provide connections between and among units so that individuals from a variety of disciplines and departments can exchange views, help resolve problems, and share successes. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Role, Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Diversity (Student), Enrollment Trends, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Student Promotion, Student Research, Student School Relationship, Summer Programs, Teacher Role, Universities
Council of Graduate Schools, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036-1173 ($7.50 members, $10 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.
Note: For other documents in this series, see ED 327 083 and HE 026 350-35l.