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ERIC Number: ED528613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 38
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, 2006. 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 an 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. The overall trends are: (1) In fall 2005, minorities numbered 23,537 or 24.9 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled in the state's public institutions of higher education, exceeding their proportional presence in the state's population for the eighth consecutive year; (2) During the 2004-05 academic year, minority students received 2,202 or 17.9 percent of all undergraduate degrees (associate and bachelor's degrees) conferred by the state's public colleges and universities; and (3) Among full-time professionals employed by the state's public institutions of higher education, 1,564 or 17.8 percent were minority group members at the end of 2005. This report summarizes the activities and progress achieved in 2005 to ensure that Connecticut's public colleges and universities are representative of the state's racial and ethnic diversity. Appended are: (1) Undergraduate Enrollment; (2) Undergraduate Degree Recipients; and (3) Projections. (Contains 22 tables and 6 graphs.)
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; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut