ERIC Number: ED450666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Governor and General Assembly on Underrepresented Groups in Illinois Higher Education.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This annual report presents information on minority, female, and disabled students and staff in Illinois higher education. It seeks to explain and track recent changes in representation among these groups and highlights statewide and institutional efforts to improve representation. The report contains these sections: (1) enrollment and degree trends; (2) the decade of the 1990s, a look at student participation in select programs and faculty and staff representation; (3) student transfer centers; (4) focus topics; (5) initiative to improve representation; and (6) policy considerations. In Illinois higher education, total black undergraduate and graduate/professional enrollment increased by 0.7% during the past year. Black and Hispanic representation in full-time faculty positions remains low, but female representation has increased in faculty, executive, administrative, and other professional staff categories. The focus topics for this report were workforce experiences and opportunities and campus climate. The report notes that the type of opportunities provided for students varies with institutional mission, programs, and the size and characteristics of the underrepresented groups in an institution's population. The report also describes a variety of methods used to meet the cultural, social, recreational, and curricular needs of students. Campus initiatives to improve representation are described for minority students, female students, students with disabilities, and underrepresented faculty and staff. The report also supports the conclusions of the Access and Diversity Committee that polices should be strengthened to improve participation rates of Black and Hispanic students in high demand workforce areas. (Contains 26 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois