ERIC Number: ED493646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
African American Men in College
Cuyjet, Michael J., Ed.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
This book is a much-needed resource that includes examples of real-world programs and activities to enhance academic success in the college environment for African American men. The examples are collected from a variety of institutions across the country. With contributions from leading practitioners and scholars in the field, this book explores the factors that promote a climate of academic success. The book shows how participation in extracurricular activities can create a positive social climate and examines the advantages of developing communication and leadership skills. It shows how fostering relationships with administrators and community leaders can promote academic success. The book also describes a proven mentoring program and examines the role spirituality and religion can play in bolstering successful college experiences. After the Preface, Acknowledgments, and "The Authors" section, this book is divided into two parts. Part One: Issues and Ideas, which contains the following chapters: (1) African American College Men: Twenty-First-Century Issues and Concerns (Michael J. Cuyjet); (2) Enhancing the Academic Climate for African American Men (Fred A. Bonner II and Kevin W. Bailey); (3) The Impact of Campus Activities on African American College Men (Charles Brown); (4) Enhancing African American Male Student Outcomes Through Leadership and Active Involvement (Shaun R. Harper); (5) Developmental Mentoring of African American College Men (E. Michael Sutton); (6) The Role of Spirituality and Religion in the Experiences of African American Male College Students (Lemuel W. Watson); (7) The Role of Black Fraternities in the African American Male Undergraduate Experience (Shaun R. Harper and Frank Harris III); (8) African American Male College Athletes (Kenya LeNoir Messer); (9) African American Gay Men: Another Challenge for the Academy (Jamie Washington and Vernon A. Wall); (10) African American Men at Historically Black Colleges and Universities Different Environments, Similar Challenges (Walter M. Kimbrough and Shaun R. Harper); (11) Meeting the Challenges to African American Men at Community Colleges (Myron L. Pope); and (12) Helping African American Men Matriculate: Ideas and Suggestions (Michael J. Cuyjet). Part Two: Profiles of Some Successful Programs, contains the final set of chapters: (13) Student African American Brotherhood (Tyrone Bledsoe and Kevin D. Rome, Sr.); (14) Meyerhoff Scholarship Program: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Earnestine Baker); (15) The Black Man on Campus (BMOC) Project Bowling Green State University, Ohio (Kevin W. Bailey); (16) Black Men's Collective Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Christopher C. Catching); (17) Black Male Rap Session: University of Louisville (Edward Laster); (18) African American Men of Arizona State University (AAMASU) (Alonzo Jones and Lasana O. Hotep); (19) Sons of Alkebulan and the Black Man Think Tank: University of North Texas (Pamela Safisha Nzingha Hill); (20) It's Easier Than You Think: Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio (Tobias Q. Brown and Amanda A. Farabee); (21) The Collegiate 100: An Affiliate Organization of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (Christian A. Mattingly and Carl Humphrey). The book concludes with a Name and Subject Index.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Religious Factors, Leadership, College Environment, Scholarships, Religion, Mentors, Fraternities, Extracurricular Activities, Males, African Americans, African American Students, Higher Education, College Students, Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Social Environment, Spiritual Development, Developmental Stages, Athletes, Homosexuality, Black Colleges, Community Colleges, African American Culture, Graduation
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
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