ERIC Number: ED430419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
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Regional Accreditation for Access and Success of Minorities in American Colleges and Universities.
Ezeamii, Hyacinth C.
This study examined whether or not there were any significant difference among educational leaders in their views on whether regional accreditation should be used to enhance achievement interests of minorities in American colleges and universities, and what variables might account for any reported differences. The results of the study, which used a mailed survey and achieved a 46 percent response rate (n=160), included the following: (1) race was found to have a major effect on the views of educators in five of the 13 areas of the questionnaire; (2) people of color are more likely to support using regional accreditation to achieve cultural diversity in the curriculum, accommodate minority interests in research and publications, hire and maintain fair representation of minority persons in the faculty and in key administration positions, and accommodate higher education interests of minorities generally; (3) except on issues of fair representation of minorities in the faculty and administration, over 50 percent of whites support using regional accreditation to enhance minority access and success in higher education; and (4) 64.9 percent and 89.7 percent of whites and non-whites, respectively, support using regional accreditation to achieve curricular diversity, 50.8 percent of whites and 86.2 percent of non-whites support using accreditation to accommodate interests of minority persons in research and publications. (Contains 123 references.) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research Performance Indicators Annual Forum (Orlando, FL, May 18-21, 1997).