ERIC Number: EJ912126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Philanthropy and the Curriculum: The Role of Philanthropy in the Development of Curriculum at Spelman College
Peeples, Yarbrah T.
International Journal of Educational Advancement, v10 n3 p245-260 Dec 2010
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have received inadequate funding since their inception. This has challenged the development of programs and infrastructure, the adoption of technology, and the recruitment of faculty and students. Yet among HBCUs there are standouts that, despite unequal funding patterns in comparison to predominately White institutions (PWI), have developed curriculums that propelled their institutions to greatness. Spelman College, a historically Black women's college (HBWC), is one of the nation's premier historically Black liberal arts institutions, and its prestigious and enduring legacy has been greatly influenced by both its curriculum and its financial resources. Using the Spelman College presidential administrations as an organizational framework, this article seeks to highlight the role of philanthropy in the evolution of the Spelman College curriculum and provide recommendations to other HBCUs based upon the actions of Spelman College presidents.
Descriptors: African Americans, College Curriculum, Black Colleges, Liberal Arts, Private Financial Support, College Presidents, Curriculum Development, Institutional Advancement, Educational Finance, Fund Raising, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Effectiveness, Educational Development, Womens Education, Single Sex Colleges, Private Colleges, Educational History
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia