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ERIC Number: ED518622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Strategic Plan To Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education. Annual Report 2004
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
Creation of a Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education was among the original statutory mandates assigned to the Board of Governors of Higher Education by its 1982 enabling legislation. The purpose of the plan is to "ensure that students, faculty, administrators and staff at each public institution are representative of the racial and ethnic diversity of the total population of the state." Adopted in 1983, the Board's Strategic Plan requires each public college and university to develop its own annual approach for expanding diversity among students based on the following goals: (1) To enroll African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American and Native American students in proportions that reflect each group's representation in the college's service area; (2) To retain African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American and Native American students in proportions equal to the rate achieved by the college's student body as a whole; and (3) To graduate African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American and Native American students in proportions that reflect each group's representation in the college's student population. In 1996, the Board of Governors reaffirmed these goals when it revised its original Strategic Plan following an extensive assessment of its effectiveness. As a result, each public college and university is now required to have: (1) measurable objectives consistent with diversity goals and strategies to achieve them; (2) an action plan for systemic implementation of strategies to attain goals; and (3) an evaluation plan to document progress toward meeting objectives and to inform decision making about needed alterations and new directions. Presented in the appendix to this report are tables summarizing: (1) institutions' current levels of goal attainment; and (2) projections as to goal attainment at the end of the 5-year plans.
Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 61 Woodland Street 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. Tel: 860-947-1800; Fax: 860-947-1310; e-mail: info@ctdhe.org; Web site: http://www.ctdhe.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut