Strategic Plan To Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education. 2001 Annual Report.Report as inadecuate

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This report describes progress made on Connecticut's strategic plan to ensure racial and ethnic diversity in higher education. The public colleges and universities of Connecticut continue to make incremental, year-to-year progress toward achieving the diversity goals established by the state's Board of Governors for Higher Education in its strategic plan. The goals of this plan call for the representation within the student body and in the faculty to be reflective of the state's diverse population. From fall 1984 to fall 2000, the proportion of underrepresented minority students enrolled in public higher education institutions in Connecticut grew from 8.9% to 21.7%, a change of 143.8%. These same groups, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and Native American, collectively made up 21.2% of the state's population in the year 2000. The proportion of under-represented minority students receiving undergraduate degrees also increased, although the retention and graduation of Hispanic/Latino and African American students continues to be under their representation in the state's population. The proportion of under-represented minority group members among faculty in Connecticut has grown to 15%, a change of 120.6% from 1983. The level of professional employment is equal to 70.8% of the minority groups' aggregated representation within the state's population, but the degree of representation differs greatly for minority groups. The professional employment of African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos is an area in need of improvement. (Contains 13 tables.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Public Colleges, Racial Integration, Strategic Planning, Student Recruitment

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Author: Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.


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