ERIC Number: ED485436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Reference Count: 63
Serving the Nation: Opportunities and Challenges in the Use of Information Technology at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities
Institute for Higher Education Policy
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities are in an unrivaled position to remedy the technological disenfranchisement of the nation's emerging majority populations--the nation's future workforce--but remain limited due to lack of financial resources. While some minority-serving institutions (MSI's) have achieved impressive results in the application of technology, far too many have urgent needs that cannot be addressed without significant new investments. This report details the findings of the first-ever comprehensive national survey of MSI's commissioned by the Alliance for Equity in Higher Education to assess the overall status of information technology use at MSI's. This report also profiles six MSI's that have earned high praise for their creative information technology applications. Recommendations focus on how to invest in policies and programs that will help take MSI's to the next level in technology use. The Alliance Survey is appended.
Descriptors: Users (Information), Higher Education, Information Technology, Black Colleges, Minority Groups, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Equal Education, College Students, Surveys
The Institute for Higher Education Policy, 1320 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-861-8223; Fax: 202-861-9307; Web site: http://www.msi-alliance.org.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.