ERIC Number: ED426670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Texas Commission on a Representative Student Body.
Gutierrez, Oscar, Ed.
This report results from the 1996 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Hopwood v. Texas, which declared that race may not be taken into account for the purpose of creating a diverse student body. The report offers recommendations to Texas policymakers and educators concerning creative approaches to encourage more representative student bodies in light of this decision. Short-term and long-term recommendations are made for programs and strategies in three areas: recruitment and admissions, retention, and financial aid. Discussion of the issues and effective strategies in each of these areas is followed by presentation of ten major recommendations, including the following: (1) creation of a fund for supplementary financing of recruitment programs; (2) creation of incentives for two-year students to earn an associate degree or transfer to a four-year college; (3) increases in state financial aid funding; (4) expansion of current work-study programs; (5) expansion of partnerships between the state and private sectors; and (6) increased support to improve retention of full-time higher education professional faculty. Also included are profiles of commission members and two appendices, one an executive summary of another financial aid report and, the second, a matrix of Texas recognition and equal access programs. (Contains 24 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coalition.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hopwood v Texas