ERIC Number: EJ888148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
A Fresh Approach: Ethnic Diversity on Campuses in America
Ray, Pamela E.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v7 n1 p17-26 Jan 2010
The Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) has defined its legacy. The HBCU developed campuses to prepare African-Americans for a variety of careers. They are considered to be specialized educational system within higher education. This system provided a way for many African-Americans to showcase their intellectual abilities. The HBCU's historical context and missions primarily focus on African-Americans (Roebuck & Komanduri, 1993). As education for African-Americans changed, access to college became more inclusive. More HBCUs face adversity and diversity, with challenges brought on by a more diverse student population. This article describes how the HBCUs must look at ethnic diversity on campuses. Then begin the challenge of modifying traditional missions based on serving one type of ethnic student population.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, Ethnic Diversity, Institutional Mission, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, College Environment, Educational Change, Organizational Change, Institutional Characteristics, African American Institutions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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