ERIC Number: ED370482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Culture-Based Programming in the Six Four-Year Public Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Washington: An Illuminative Evaluation.
Gordon, June A.
This study utilized illuminative, ethnographic evaluation to examine the range and complexity of minority student programming at the six public institutions of higher education in Washington, namely Evergreen State College, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, Western Washington University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington. It focused on minority student programming in seven areas: (1) institutional mission; (2) academic programs; (3) recruitment and admissions; (4) retention and student services; (5) local community role; (6) administration; and (7) physical facilities. Data were gathered through interviews of administrators, faculty, and staff; examinations of public documents and institutional literature; and observations. The study found that a heated debate over curricular change occurred on every campus, with some calling for the establishment of ethnic studies programs, while others advocated the strengthening of current programs to make them more inclusive. It discovered disagreements over the role of minority recruiters and the role of mentors and mentoring programs. The study also explored the apparent lack of communication and cooperation between recruitment and retention programs, and the controversial topic of whether Asian-Americans should participate in minority academic and financial aid programs. (Contains 66 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Administration, College Admission, College Programs, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnography, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Public Colleges, Recruitment, Universities
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Washington