ERIC Number: ED397768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A View from the Inside: Minority Access & Success in Higher Education. Report of the Select Seminar on Excellence in Education.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. School of Education.; Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.; Hudson Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities.
The report summarizes a series of four seminars in 1995 in which educators in the Albany, New York area gathered to discuss intervention to support the access and success of minority students in higher education. Participants included college, university, high school, community, and association leaders and representatives: a list is provided. Sections of the report explain the seminar process and objectives, the reason the topic was chosen for the seminars, root causes of the access and success problem, the urgency in addressing it, societal causes of the problem both within the community and beyond its control, the role of the college as a community member, the place of elementary and secondary schools in the education continuum, and the importance of parent participation in access and success. Both general and specific recommendations for action are offered in these areas: development of a conference series involving all stakeholders; increasing and enhancing community service efforts; teacher preparation; higher education marketing; a telephone hotline; a computer network of schools, colleges, and community agencies; school-university partnerships; after-school personal development programs for students; parenting skills programs; and specialty camps to provide enrichment. Some comments of seminar participants are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, College Students, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Seminars, Student Development, Student Recruitment, Success
Capital Area School Development Association, Husted Hall 211, University at Albany, State University of New York, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. School of Education.; Capital Area School Development Association, Albany, NY.; Hudson Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities.