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ERIC Number: ED513350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 103
Abstractor: ERIC
2007-08 Diversity Report
Nevada System of Higher Education
The changing composition of Nevada's population in the next twenty years will have many ramifications for NSHE (Nevada System of Higher Education) institutions, particularly in terms of the recruitment and retention of minority students and faculty. According to the Nevada State Demographer, minority groups in Nevada will continue to grow at a staggering rate. By 2026, it is projected that minorities will make up nearly half of Nevada's population (49.3 percent). Institutional efforts to recruit and retain minority students will become more and more critical as this shift in the state's population occurs. This report includes information on NSHE student enrollments, graduation rates, and employment in defined federal categories by ethnicity. This "demographic snapshot" is provided in an effort to better inform educational leaders, policymakers, and all interested parties as to NSHE's progress in these defined areas. The data presented in this report indicate that while the NSHE is doing relatively well in terms of its enrollment of minority students, more must be done to graduate minorities. As the state becomes more and more diverse, NSHE institutions will continue to face unique challenges in recruiting and retaining minority students. A similar story can be told with respect to minority employees. While strides have been made in recent years, more work remains in recruiting minority employees, particularly full-time faculty members. Appendices include: (1) Institutional Summaries of Diversity Efforts: UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, GBC, TMCC, WNC, DRI; (2) NSHE Student Headcount by Ethnic/Racial Minority Status by Institution: Fall 2007--All Students; (3) Fall 2007 to Fall 1997 Enrollment Comparison: Ethnic/Racial Enrollment by Institution; (4) NSHE Fall Staff Report Summaries: UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, GBC, TMCC, WNC, DRI, System Administration; and (5) Full- and Part-time Employees by Institution, Ethnicity, and Gender: UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, GBC, TMCC, WNC, DRI, System Administration.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada System of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Nevada