ERIC Number: ED452920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Removing Vestiges: Research-Based Strategies To Promote Inclusion, December 2000.
Kee, Arnold M., Ed.
Removing Vestiges, n3 Dec 2000
This document contains four articles that provide research-based strategies to promote diversity in the higher education community. Diversity programming at many community colleges tends to be event-centered, whether those events are annual, such as Native American Awareness Month, or incidental, like responses to high-profile hate crimes. However, greater benefits can result from practicing diversity daily. Weaving diversity into everyday life on campus can strengthen bonds between the institution and its under-represented members. The first article, "The Relationship between Race and Socioeconomic Status (SES): Implications for Institutional Research and Admissions Policies" (Bernal, Cabrera, Terenzini), examines how policies that replace the use of race with nonracial socioeconomic factors affect student diversity. States like Texas and California are already forced to make policy decisions using only socioeconomic factors. The second article, "Promoting Diversity in Faculty Hiring: Navigating Dangerous Waters" (Qualiana, Finkelstein), looks at many of the legal questions surrounding the recruitment of a diverse faculty. The authors found the Community College District of Nevada's "minority bonus plans" to be appropriate for some institutions, but they also look at other approaches. The third article, "Filling in the Cracks: Improving Educational Programs and Practices for American Indian and Hispanic Students" (Aragon) takes another look at culturally based learning and provides a theoretical base for Hispanic and American Indian learning styles. The final article, "College Strategic Plan Guides Emerging Diversity Program: A Case Study" (Stanley, Hendrix), takes a case study approach to examine the integration of diversity into an institution's strategic plan. Authors describe Frederick Community College's (Maryland) transformation from an institution that tolerated inclusion to one that implements it. Contains 23 references. (JA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Produced by the American Association of Community Colleges, Minority Resources Center. Published irregularly.