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Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
It's been 21 years since the nation's first Ph.D. program in African American studies was established at Temple University. One of only 10 university departments in the U.S. that trains doctoral students in Black studies, the Temple program is the top producer of Ph.D. recipients in the field with 160 doctoral graduates. This fall semester, Dr.…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Leadership
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
In this article, the author describes the Science Diversity Center (SDC), a Web-based portal that has consolidated information on all the federal research funding targeted to faculty members at minority-serving institutions, or MSIs. Developed with backing from the National Science Foundation, the SDC has been unofficially up and running since…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005
The individual stories of scholars of South Asian descent are as divergent as the communities, countries of origin and cultural traditions from which they and their families originate. Though their numbers are believed to trail those of their counterparts in business, science and engineering fields, U.S. scholars of South Asian descent are adding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2003
Historically black colleges and universities are finding the community college to be a valuable resource as they try to recruit students of color. Focuses on the PASSport program of Norfolk State University and the Tidewater Community College system, which allows students to take remedial work at the community college level before enrolling. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, College Students, Community Colleges
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2003
Academic officials have begun taking stock of their admissions policies in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the University of Michigan admissions case. The survival of the use of race in college admissions has supporters breathing a little easier for the time being. (SLD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Students, College Admission, College Students
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2002
Describes how, with a push from federal legislation in the form of the Section 508 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, colleges and universities are providing assistive technology to make electronic and information technology (such as the World Wide Web) accessible to students with disabilities. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology, College Students, Disabilities
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2002
Discusses ways academic officials are making the task of retaining online students a top priority. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Students, Distance Education
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2001
Discusses a growing gap between the participation of Black men and Black women in higher education, leading to a pronounced imbalance that is altering the social dynamics of the Black community. Includes a table providing a 10-year comparison of participation in several college majors by race and gender. (EV)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Attendance, College Students, Enrollment Influences
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2000
Describes how one historically black college required undergraduates to participate in a laptop computer purchase program and donated individual laptops to faculty in order to encourage them to establish online learning opportunities for students. Discusses the impact of technology on teaching and explains the policies and procedures institutions…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Faculty, College Students, Computer Uses in Education
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1997
Winners of the "Black Issues in Higher Education" Arthur Ashe Jr. 1997 athletes of the year, one male and one female, are profiled and Sport Scholars are listed for baseball, softball, basketball, fencing, archery, football, handball, soccer, field hockey, crew, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, squash, golf, volleyball, lacrosse, wrestling, water…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Archery, Athletes, Baseball