ERIC Number: ED446543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Case for Affirmative Action in Higher Education: What You Can Do To Safeguard Affirmative Action on Campus and in Your Community.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This report discusses how to safeguard affirmative action on college campuses. Section 1, "Threats to Affirmative Action," discusses Congressional action; state actions; and anti-affirmative action studies and reports. Section 2, "Affirmative Action Works," includes research findings; leaders' beliefs about affirmative action and diversity; a national perspective; and the business sector. Section 3, "Answering the Critics," presents The Case for Affirmative Action: a leadership conference on civil rights; and "Affirmative Action: Myth v. Reality" (the American Association of University Women). Section 4 "Legal Issues," presents "Affirmative Action in Education: A Current Legal Overview" (Jonathan R. Alger); major affirmative action cases: digest of the record; major civil rights and equal employment opportunity legislation since 1963; U.S. Department of Education 1966 memo on impact of Hopwood decision; and U.S. Department of Education 1995 memo on race-targeted student financial aid. Section 5, "What You Can Do," discusses college change of opinion; sample letters to Congress and to the editor; and joining the affirmative action in higher education network. Section 6, "ACE and Affirmative Action," describes the American Council on Education (ACE); ACE contacts; the history of the ACE and affirmative action; an ACE survey reinforcing the need to act; and ACE board statements on affirmative action and diversity. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Affirmative Action, College Admission, Diversity (Student), Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, State Legislation, Student Financial Aid
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 883, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Texas; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hopwood v Texas