ERIC Number: ED444964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
University of New Orleans Millennial Multicultural Recruitment Plan: Case Studies/Model Programs.
Jones, Danneal La Darreaux
This paper discusses the Multicultural Recruitment Plan that was instituted at the University of New Orleans during the fall of 1999. The historical prospectus, which necessitated this plan, and some of the initial obstacles to success are reviewed extensively. A theoretical framework, primarily the SPAR (Services, Programs, Advocacy, and Research) model, created by Barbara Jacoby and Kristen Girrell (1981), is analyzed in terms of its usefulness in addressing some of these issues. Implications of the plan's overall impact on the university and the community at large are also discussed. Various strategies, programmatic interventions, and possible changes in departmental policy are analyzed in terms of their collective ability to help the University of New Orleans continue to strive toward its goal of becoming a holistically-nurturing and intellectually-stimulating environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or cultural grouping. This paper is intended for people involved in the recruitment and/or retention of minority students at predominantly non-minority institutions at all levels, including policymakers, practitioners, and faculty. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Orleans Univ., LA.