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ERIC Number: ED528080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education, 2009. Annual Report
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
Increasing the participation of minority groups at public colleges and universities is a longstanding goal of the Board of Governors for Higher Education, as first outlined in its 1983 "Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education". The minority groups defined by the plan are: Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian American and Native American--listed in order of their current proportional presence in the state's population. Subsequently, the Board's "Strategic Plan" was enacted by the state legislature, which since 1986 has provided the Board with a small, symbolic annual allocation to promote achievement of the plan's diversity goals. Although the plan mandates no numeric goals, it holds campuses to the ideal that the racial and ethnic make-up of their students, graduates and professional staff should reflect the diversity of the state's residents. Since enactment of the "Strategic Plan", students attending and graduating from Connecticut's public colleges and universities have become more racially and ethnically diverse and 2008 continues a historic trend of year-to-year incremental progress. The number of minority group members among both enrolled students and degree recipients at the undergraduate level reached record levels. There has also been a steady increase in the number of minority group members employed as professionals at public institutions. This report summarizes the activities and progress achieved in 2008 to ensure that Connecticut's public colleges and universities are representative of the state's racial and ethnic diversity. (Contains 13 tables.)
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut