Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 26, February 19

ACE Adopts Diversity Statement
America's colleges and universities differ in many ways. Some are public, others are independent; some are large urban universities, some are two-year community colleges, others small rural campuses. Some offer graduate and professional programs,...
Cultivate Academic Persistence - Now!
Helping students to remain n school and to reach their educational goals is one of the many challenges facing community colleges. While it is important to help all students, the needs of the neglected minority population require special attention....
Freshman-Year Experience
Dr. John N. Gardner remembers a time when colleges and universities paid little attention to the plight of freshmen adjusting to the rigors of college life. At the University of South Carolina (USC) in 1970, the neglect of students -- especially that...
HBCUs, HSIs at Odds over Title III Criteria
The Clinton adminstration is touting a new Hispanic Initiative that targets both students and colleges, and may leave some tough decisions for congressional leaders and educators of color. The February 2 plan rekindles a debate about the appropriate...
Mississippi Appeal Refused
The refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeal by plaintiffs in the long-running Ayers v. Fordice case has given Mississippi state officials breathing room to prove that a controversial college admissions plan is not reducing access for...
The New Faces of Vassar
With only a few thousand African American and Latino high school students scoring 1310 and above on SAT tests, selective colleges often find themselves -- scholarship money in hand -- colliding into one another as they attempt to lure these highly-sought-after...
The Road Oft Taken
Evidence arrives in tantalizing dribs and drabs: * Almost 64 percent of juniors and seniors at Arizona State University have transfer hours from community colleges. * Half of all the students receiving engineering degrees from the University...
"This Isn't Working!" New York's Mayor Intends to Take City's Community Colleges out of the Remediation Business
New York -- In a starting pronouncement, New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani called on the city's six community colleges late last month to halt all remedial education. Giuliani contends that under-prepared students do not belong in a college...
Transfer and Dropout Statistics Don't Tell the Whole Story
Anyone who looks at transfer rates from community colleges would be well advised to be prepared for dismal reading. Dr. Arthur M. Cohen, the head of the ERIC Community College Clearing House, hads kept a careful watch on transfers for several...
University of California Aims to Raise Transfer Rates by 38 Percent
San Francisco -- This state, which boasts the nation's largest two-year college system and one of the best community college student transfer rates, thinks it can do even better. California has been a leader in encouraging students to start their...