Diversifying Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A New Higher Education Paradigm

Diversifying Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A New Higher Education Paradigm

Diversifying Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A New Higher Education Paradigm

Diversifying Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A New Higher Education Paradigm

Synopsis

If Black colleges and universities wish to survive in the competitive and economically stressed education environment of the 21st century, they would do well to respond to some of the pressures for reform that the general school structures are undergoing, in particular population diversification. Sims provides a model for diversification that presents four major steps in orderly progression: the removal of barriers for admission of nonblack students; the development of special programs of interest to the general student population; and the diversification of faculty and administration. Ways of restructuring historically Black colleges and universities to be more supportive of diverse student populations are also developed in this work.
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