ERIC Number: ED405523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-11
HBCUs and Psychology Education: Toward the 21st Century.
Grimes, Tresmaine R.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were created because of racist beliefs that Blacks should not attend school with whites. Between 1854 and 1952, 123 HBCUs, both public and private, were established to educate Black people. Currently HBCUs are still very much alive, but the legacy of separate and unequal education has left an impact that continues to affect HBCUs. Many struggle with funding issues, infrastructure problems, and faculty shortages. Some suggestions about how psychology education at HBCUs can be enhanced in the 21st century are: (1) improve psychology programs and facilities at each of the 56 HBCU institutions that offer baccalaureate psychology degrees; (2) encourage faculty development; (3) encourage traditionally-white institutions to recognize the needs of psychology departments at HBCUs; (4) increase collaborative efforts between HBCUs and traditionally white institutions; (5) encourage alumni who have pursued graduate degrees in psychology to provide guidance about how to improve their departments in the future; (6) encourage grant-giving organizations to provide opportunities to HBCUs; (7) endowments and fundraising; and (8) publicize successes. Contains nine references. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (104th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 1996).