ERIC Number: ED426650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education. Graduate Plan for Enhancing Diversity: Oklahoma State University.
This report describes Oklahoma State University's (OSU's) Graduate Plan for Enhancing Diversity (GPED), a program designed to increase the number of minority group graduate students at OSU. GPED goals are: the population of OSU graduate students pursuing degrees will reflect the demographics of the state population by the year 2004; and the population of OSU graduate students receiving degrees will reflect the demographics of the state population by the year 2006. The report describes innovative recruitment and retention activities including development of an alliance with other institutions to determine successful recruitment strategies; development of OSU's positive image as an institution responsive to the contributions of minority graduate students, faculty, and staff; implementation of recruitment strategies that will increase minority enrollment in OSU graduate programs; and facilitation of the matriculation process to provide support to minority students early in the recruitment process. Measures of GPED program success include an increase of 73 percent (from 48 to 83) in the number of minority students receiving graduate degrees from 1994 to 1996-97 and an overall increase of 16 percent (from 732 to 849) in minority graduate enrollment over that same period. Also provided are budget information, a summary of internal evaluation efforts, and a summary of data on minority populations served. Graphs showing enrollment trends are appended. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.