ERIC Number: ED477778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-21
Reference Count: N/A
Summary and Final Recommendations of the University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative.
Georgia Univ. System, Atlanta. Board of Regents.
In 2000, the University System of Georgia (USG) verified that USG institutions enrolled a low percentage of African American males in comparison with the percentage of African American males in the state's population. In 2001, the USG developed a special funding initiative to conduct a study of barriers to the participation of African American males in the USG. This report is the end product of the effort, which had four key elements: (1) forming a task force divided into six study teams that examined issues related to the low participation of African American males in the USG; (2) hiring an external consulting team to identify barriers to participation in the USG by African American males through an extensive interview study; (3) funding six strategic pilot initiatives on USG campuses to create or expand programs for African American males; and (4) developing a marketing plan and collaterals to raise the college aspirations and expand the enrollment of African American males in the USG. The report contains a synopsis of all these activities and presents final recommendations from the USG African American Male Initiative. These 15 recommendations center on increasing access and improving retention for African American male students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Blacks, College Preparation, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, Higher Education, Males, Student Participation
For full text: http://www.usg.edu/aami/Summary_and_Final_Recommendations.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ. System, Atlanta. Board of Regents.