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Suggs, Welch – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
A new book suggests that academically elite institutions may be sacrificing too much for the sake of their athletic programs. Research indicates that athletes as a group have lower test scores than other students. One of the principal problems is the way colleges commodify the recruiting process. A sidebar presents key findings about sports at…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletes, Athletics, College Students
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
Women are enrolling in college in greater numbers than men, but the imbalance is particularly acute at private liberal arts colleges. Administrators are concerned about implications for campus social life, athletic opportunities, and academic programs. Some colleges are trying new strategies to attract men. Critics are concerned about lowered…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Administration, College Environment
Shea, Christopher – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
The fact that student protests over racial issues have arisen early in the academic year and at a time when most college administrators affirm protesters' goals (improved minority recruitment and services) may be partly attributable to students' rising expectations. Some protests are a result of overt racial incidents, often in fraternities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Activism, Black Students, College Environment, College Faculty
Lederman, Douglas – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
A survey of 203 colleges and universities investigated disparities in spending on men's and women's sports. Survey data on the distribution of men and women students and athletes and differential spending (amounts and percentages) on athletics scholarships, programs, and recruitment are displayed in tables and analyzed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, College Students, Females
Lederman, Douglas – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
Although African Americans comprise almost one-quarter of all scholarship athletes at Division I colleges and universities, they constitute only 6 percent of full-time undergraduates there. Figures trouble academics, experts on race, and other higher education observers. The trend may reinforce stereotypes and demoralize students. More aggressive…
Descriptors: Athletes, Black Students, College Athletics, College Students
Reisberg, Leo – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
Middle Tennessee State University actively recruits students with disabilities, and students in this category have increased from 115 to 708 since 1985, despite a relatively small budget. The student-disabilities office focuses on recruitment, program provision, accessibility, and trouble-shooting. Some accessibility problems persist, despite the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Budgets, College Students
Selingo, Jeffrey – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999
Capitalizing on the ban on affirmative action in college admissions in Texas, a number of out-of-state colleges are aggressively recruiting in that state and offering generous financial aid packages. Oklahoma was one of the first states to do so. For many students, financial aid makes the difference in college attendance. (MSE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools' policy allowing reviewers to consider a college's efforts to recruit and retain minority students and faculty members is being studied, with the controversial recommendation made that the Education Department delay recognition of the accrediting agency. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, College Faculty, College Students, Faculty Recruitment
Blum, Debra E. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1995
George Washington University (District of Columbia), already under fire for recruiting a basketball player who pleaded guilty to sexual assault, has also drawn criticism for offering an academic scholarship to his victim. The athlete has met academic requirements to earn a grant and to play in his freshman year. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrative Policy, Athletes, Basketball
Hirschorn, Michael W. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
The Citadel, a state institution, has attempted to push for a broad-based education in languages, history, and literature while maintaining its 145-year-old tradition of military discipline and training. An incident with a black cadet has brought on a barrage of public criticism. (MLW)
Descriptors: Black Students, Civil War (United States), College Students, Discipline
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
A partial text of the report of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Committee on Infractions in the case of Southern Methodist University is presented. Findings of violations, factors considered in judgment of case, and penalties are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, College Students, Committees
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
In an effort to revitalize Bennington College (Vermont), its president recently fired 26 of 79 faculty members, reduced and reorganized academic departments and divisions, replaced tenure with multi-year contracts, and recruited new faculty. Some claim violation of academic freedom. Enrollment has increased, particularly among first-time students,…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Policy, Change Strategies