ERIC Number: ED356809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Conducting Institutional Research about Multicultural Issues on Campus: It's More Than Black and White.
Kerlin, Scott P.
Providing an overview of research in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism among students and faculty in postsecondary institutions, this report examines: (1) changes in ethnicity among college students nationwide, including enrollment, participation, and completion rates by ethnic group; (2) participation, retention, and graduation rates by ethnic group among students in Washington state's colleges and universities; (3) changes in Seattle's ethnic student population; and (4) research on students of color at North Seattle Community College (NSCC), including enrollment, retention, and graduation activity, variations in ethnicity based on gender, age, part-time versus full-time status, and student intent. In addition, the report examines other areas of multicultural research at NSCC, including a 1992 NSCC multicultural campus climate survey of students and faculty, and student tracking efforts at NSCC, involving collaboration with Seattle primary and secondary institutions. The paper indicates that while minority student enrollment in higher education nationwide grew by 7.2% between 1986 and 1988, participation rates (i.e., percent of a given group attending college) did not show the same growth. In Washington, students of color accounted for 65% of the total enrollment growth between 1987 and 1992 in the state's community colleges. Between 1976 and 1992, the proportion of Asian/Pacific Islanders in Seattle's public schools increased from 9.3% to 24.1%. Among full-time faculty at NSCC, 81% agreed that most faculty are sensitive to the issues of minorities, compared with 77% of community college faculty nationally. An 83-item bibliography is included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Student), Educational Research, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington