Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 26, February 2

Accumulated Wisdom on Recruitment & Retention
Accumulated Wisdom On Recruitment & Retention.Student Retention Success Models in Higher Educationedited by Dr. Clinita Arnsby FordCNJ Associates, Inc., 1996361 pagesHardback: $49.50A new book edited by Dr. Clinita Ford provides unusual insight into...
An Equation for Equity: Maryland's Prince George's County Puts Equity 2000 to the Test
An Equation For Equity: Maryland's Prince George's County Puts Equity. 2000 to the TestMaryland teenager Tiffanee Snow has been studying algebra since she began attending Forestville High School last fall. At first, she couldn't stand algebra. Now, she's...
Attracting Minorities into Teacher Education: A Model Program That Works
Attracting Minorities Into Teacher Education: A Model Program That Works.In 1993, it became apparent to the African American professors at a small midwestern university that several minority students needed special attention and encouragement to succeed...
Holding on to What They've Got: A Look at Programs Designed to Keep College Students in College
Holding On To What They've Got.A Look at Programs Designed to Keep College Students in CollegeA generation ago, when there were more college-age students than there were desks in America's public and private colleges and universities, making sure that...
Lifestyle-Friendly Education: Non-Traditional Colleges and the Off-Campus Approach
Lifestyle-Friendly Education: Non-Traditional Colleges and the Off-Campus. ApproachDespite a successful career, Greg Atkins always felt something was holding him back. Two years ago, at the age of thirty-eight, he climbed to a position of prestige in...
Reaching out, but in Which Direction? the Future Focus of Academic Outreach Programs
Reaching Out, But In Which Direction? The future Focus of Academic. Outreach ProgramsWhen early academic outreach programs were first created and took aim at reaching out to students of color, the initial idea was to inspire and motivate students to...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Education, History and the State of the Union
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Education, History and the State of the Union.Here we go again. George Bush described himself as the "education president" a few years back, and now President Bill Clinton seeks to top him at his game.During the 1997 State of the...
THE LAST WORD: Making Retention Work
THE LAST WORD: Making Retention Work.Since 1988's all-time high in the college enrollment of African Americans, declining high school completion figures have contributed to a slower increase in minority college participation. After more than a decade...
The Wisdom of Our Elders: Continuing the Legacy
The Wisdom Of Our Elders: Continuing The Legacy.WASHINGTON -- Caring for the young; breaking the barriers that divide African Americans along class, age and gender lines; and taking responsibility for the future were the themes of February's Black Issues...
Washington UPDATE: Clinton Makes Education a Priority for Second Term
Washington UPDATE: Clinton Makes Education a Priority for Second Term.Saying that the first two years of college should be as much of a birthright as twelve years of primary and secondary school, President Bill Clinton has asked the Congress to increase...
Washington UPDATE: Student Aid Plans Face Tough Road Ahead
Washington UPDATE: Student Aid Plans Face Tough Road Ahead.President Bill Clinton's new two-part approach to higher education investment -- a Pell Grant increase coupled with more extensive tax credits -- is drawing a mixed response among both education...
When Faculties Vote "No Confidence": You Know There Is a Thorn(ton) in Their Side
When Faculties Vote "No Confidence": You Know There Is a Thorn(ton) in. Their Side...Not long before Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton was selected to be the president of Ohio's largest two-year institution, a national group named her the top community college...
Working with What Works
Working With What Works.Can you articulate your personal commitment to this effort and why you are so passionate about it?Let me first of all say that it's important that what we're doing is shattering the myth that just some kids can learn at high levels....