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ERIC Number: ED371105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-1
Pages: 93
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Interim Recommendations To Promote Minority Permanence at the University of Pennsylvania. Working Draft for Discussion.
Swain-Cade McCoullum, Valarie
A review of the programs and policies to support the retention and nurturing of minority faculty members and students at the University of Pennsylvania leads to a number of recommendations to expand minority group representation in student and faculty ranks. These include (1) establishing departmental incentives for minority faculty recruitment, including making minority appointments beyond the regular allocations; (2) retaining the Faculty Investment Fund that helps finance new faculty salaries; (3) funding new faculty positions for Afro-American studies, Black Literature and Culture, and courses on other minority culture groups; (4) establishing a minority graduate center and an office for minority graduate and professional student recruitment; (5) establishing a network of support for minority undergraduates; (6) establishing a financial aid fund for gifted underrepresented minority undergraduates; (7) establishing a continuous review process for issues regarding minority permanence; (8) meeting fund-raising objectives for the Minority Permanence Development campaign; and (9) implementing programs for staff development in racial awareness. Action plan activities are discussed in detail. Twelve graphs and nine tables present some data about minority representation at the university. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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