ERIC Number: ED396652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Enrollment in Graduate and Professional Schools: Recruitment, Admissions, Financial Assistance. A Technical Assistance Handbook.
Boone, Young and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This handbook is intended to be a resource for graduate and professional schools in their efforts to increase minority student representation in their programs. The information is based on analysis of published materials; consultation with knowledgeable individuals, schools, educational organizations, and professional groups concerned with minority enrollment; and outcomes of nine regional workshops which examined issues of recruitment, admissions, financial assistance, and retention in minority enrollment. Of these issues, admissions procedures seemed to have been given the most attention by institutions, especially in regards to use of standardized test scores. The importance of providing supportive services for retention of minority students is stressed. Difficulties and different approaches in the areas of recruitment and financial assistance are addressed. After an introductory chapter, Chapter 2 describes the legal basis for the Office for Civil Rights' attention to minority enrollment in graduate and professional schools; the current status of minority group enrollment; and the major issues. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 are specific treatments of recruitment, admissions, and financial assistance, respectively. Strategies in these areas for enhancing minority enrollment are discussed and assessed. Chapter 6 presents suggested recommendations. Appended are listings of organizations and institutional representatives consulted during this project. (Contains 48 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boone, Young and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.