ERIC Number: ED477777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Retention Issues Subcommittee. The University System of Georgia's Task Force on Enhancing Access for African-American Males.
Georgia Univ. System, Atlanta. Board of Regents.
The Retention Issues Subcommittee of the Task Force on Enhancing Access for African American Males of the University System of Georgia (USG) was charged with the identification of barriers to the successful retention of African American males within the USG and finding successful programs aimed at addressing these problems. A number of barriers were identified, some of which were related to socioeconomic status. Others were related to student expectations, and many were related to college preparation for African American males. Some barriers to retention were related to faculty involvement and lack of institutional commitment. To address these barriers, the Subcommittee made 11 recommendations. These begin with better data collection and analysis and include specific advice for the USG, including the establishment of a System-level office for student retention. An appendix describes programs targeting African American males at some USG institutions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Blacks, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Higher Education, Males, School Holding Power
For full text: http://www.usg.edu/aami/Retention_Issues_Subcommittee.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ. System, Atlanta. Board of Regents.