ERIC Number: ED363366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Lessons for the Future: Minorities in Math, Science, and Engineering at Community Colleges. [Report of a Roundtable (Washington, D.C., August 13-14, 1992).]
Jones, Enid B., Ed.
Background papers and recommendations from the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC's) 1992 roundtable on issues facing minority students in mathematics, science, and engineering (MSE) education are presented. The first paper, "Community College Networks," by Wm. Carroll Marsalis and Glenna A. Mosby, describes the Tennessee Valley Authority Community College Network initiative, a cooperative effort involving 40 public two-year institutions in improving workforce skills through advanced technical skills development, instructor training and retraining, tech prep, university joint venture partnerships, continuing education, and mentoring. "Enhancing Success of Minority Students in Hawaii," by David Kawate, describes a program at Kaua'i Community College to assist Filipino, Hawaiian, and part-Hawaiian students in their studies, sensitize faculty to their needs, and recruit minority faculty. "A Native American Model," by Daniel Wildcat and Edward Necefer, discusses Haskell Indian Junior College's (Kansas) development of a mathematics program which incorporates Native American instructional materials, promotes sensitivity to the students' worldview, and demands high academic standards. "Motivating Minorities To Pursue Math, Science, and Engineering Careers," by Karla Alvarez, explores reasons that the number of minorities pursuing MSE careers are decreasing and recommends ways of altering the educational approaches in these fields to reverse the trend. "The Tuskegee University Model," by B. D. Mayberry, discusses how Tuskegee University, with aid from national forestry programs, developed a successful pre-forestry program. "Coalition Building," by Lourdes Tinajero, offers recommendations on developing coalitions between academia, business, and foundations that target minorities for MSE careers. Finally, recommendations are presented in the areas of curriculum development, coalition building, faculty development, the learning environment, and funding. An executive summary is included. (ECC)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Ancillary School Services, Black Students, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Engineers, Hawaiians, Instructional Improvement, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Mathematicians, Mentors, Minority Groups, Networks, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Science Careers, Student Recruitment, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
AACC Publications, P.O. Box 1737, Salisbury, MD 21802 ($13; $10 for members).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Funding for this publication also received from the Tennessee Valley Authority Foundation.