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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Akiwumi, Fenda A.; Montalvo, Edris J. – Journal of Geography, 2008
The discipline of geography in the United States has not done a good job of attracting people, other than Asians, from underrepresented ethnic groups. This article examines undergraduate geography programs in the United States to understand better the status of their ethnic diversity, particularly regarding Hispanics and African Americans, and to…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Geography, Student Diversity, Undergraduate Study
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Following an integrative model that shows the complex connections of recruitment, retention, and placement, this first paper in a three-part series explores the challenging endeavor of attracting students to undertake geography as their undergraduate major. Survey data of incoming students are indispensable in constructing successful recruitment…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Geography, Computer Mediated Communication, College Freshmen
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Following an integrative model that shows the complex connections of recruitment, retention, and placement, this second paper in a three-part series explores the exigent endeavor of retaining students who undertake geography as their undergraduate major. Survey data of graduating students are requisite in constructing successful retention plans.…
Descriptors: Geography, School Holding Power, Majors (Students), Academic Persistence
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Following an integrative model that shows the complex connections of recruitment, retention, and placement, this final paper in a three-part series explores the demanding endeavor of placing geography graduates into rewarding professional careers. Employment markets will continue to be robust for geography graduates, particularly for those with…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Geography, Higher Education, Job Placement
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Estaville, Lawrence E.; Brown, Brock J.; Caldwell, Sally – Journal of Geography, 2006
Vision and mission statements are the foundation for the types of undergraduate degrees departments confer as well as other types of academic programs such as pre-major, certificate, and distance education curricula. Critical to each department should be careful administration of course selections and offerings and management of academic majors,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development, Models, Departments