ERIC Number: ED363196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May-26
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Texas Plan 1983-1992. Faculty Report 1989-1992.
James, Betty N.
This paper presents information on trends in racial diversity at Texas institutions of higher education and reports on progress of a 5-year plan to increase minority involvement through 14 tables and associated explanatory narrative. The Texas Plan targets goals of percentage representation of Blacks, and Hispanic throughout public higher education commensurate to the representation of whites and especially addresses recruitment, retention, enrollment and graduation of Black and Hispanic students and employment of Black and Hispanic executives, administrators, faculty, and staff. Data on faculty diversity finds that total full-time faculty in Texas public higher education included 18,215 White, 1,127 Black, 1,371 Hispanic, 674 Asian, 94 American Indian, and 436 International professionals. Texas Southern University had the largest number of black faculty and University of Texas-El Paso had the largest number of Hispanic faculty. From 1983 to 1992 white student enrollment in public colleges and universities changed from nearly 72 percent to 65 percent as Black enrollment increased from 9 to 9.4 percent and Hispanic enrollment increased from 13.3 to 19 percent. Trends in degrees awarded show that as Black and Hispanic student progress from the Associate to Doctoral degree, they tend to represent smaller and smaller proportions of degrees awarded. Includes points for discussion and suggested actions. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian Americans, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, College Faculty, Diversity (Institutional), Doctoral Degrees, Dropout Rate, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Long Range Planning, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Public Colleges, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas