ERIC Number: ED441380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity and Participation of People of Color in Higher Education. 1999 Report.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This progress report on diversity in higher education in Washington State was undertaken less than a year after voters approved Initiative 200, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. Analysis of data gathered from several sources focused on five areas: student enrollment, transfers, retention, completion, and employment. For each of these areas, the report notes goals to be achieved by 2001, analyzes relevant data, and lists strategies for enhancing diversity. The report found limited progress toward statewide diversity goals from 1995-96 (when current statewide goals were adopted) to 1998-99; most measures of participation had fluctuated from year to year and only some minority groups had met participation benchmarks. It also notes the changing political environment (in particular, passage of Initiative 200) and changes in racial/ethnic reporting categories mandated by Congress. The report recommends that the state Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) review statewide goals, that a report on this review be submitted no later than September 2000, and that the HECB continue to monitor participation of people of color in higher education and report on effective practices for increasing participation. Appended are data tables and a copy of the HECB resolution. (CH)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Students, Diversity (Student), Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, State Legislation, State Standards
State of Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington