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ERIC Number: ED358215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 16
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Diversity and the Urban Campus: The Ohio Dominican Response.
Carroll, William J.; Matesich, Mary Andrew
Ohio Dominican College in Columbus is proud of its success in the graduation of African American students. While major resources have been expended at many institutions to enroll these students, graduation rates leave much to be desired. In the fall of 1990, the Lilly Foundation began to sponsor efforts to improve the graduation rates of African Americans at some independent midwestern colleges. Since 1980, Ohio Dominican had been concentrating on improving minority participation by improving the multicultural education and atmosphere at the college. After the Lilly challenge, the college focused on the following activities to improve the retention of African American students: (1) creating centers of influence where faculty take a leadership role in incorporating the contributions of minorities into their curricula; (2) promoting collegial interaction by providing eminent minority scholar mentors for Dominican faculty members; (3) preparing students in the freshman year to interact with students from culturally diverse backgrounds; (4) enriching the curriculum by celebrating a significant minority scholarly achievement annually; and (5) promoting collegial interaction by building a departmental network between the college and Wilberforce University, a historically black college in Ohio. These activities are undertaken to help move Ohio Dominican from a multicultural campus to a multicultural college. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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