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Unearthing promise and potential : our nation's historically Black colleges and universities / Marybeth Gasman ... [et al.].


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San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
  • Book
  • xiii, 134 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Executive Summary. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction and Overview. Historical Origins of HBCUs. Desegregation. The Language of Higher Education Desegregation. Pre- Brown Cases. Brown I and II. Brown and HBCUs. Post- Brown HBCU Rebuttal. Sanders v. Ellington. Knight v. Alabama. Fordice Cases. Post- Fordice to the Present. Students. College Choice. Gender. African American Males. African American Females. Campus Environments. Graduation and Outcomes. Presidential Leadership. Faculty and Governance Issues. Faculty Diversity. Critique of Governance. General Overview of Faculty Issues. Fundraising. A History of Fundraising. Alumni Giving. Educating Alumni Early. Issues of Infrastructure. Endowment Size. Federal and State Policy. Legislation. State Policies Toward HBCUs. Curriculum. Professional Fields. Graduate Work. Black Medical Schools and Medical Education. Engineering at HBCUs. Accreditation. Conclusion and Thoughts About the Future. Appendix: Historically Black Colleges and Universities. References. Additional Readings. Name Index. Subject Index. About the Authors.
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Publisher's Summary:
Born out of extreme racism and shepherded through the centuries by enduring hope, the nation's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have educated countless African Americans. These institutions, which boast great diversity, are treasures that illuminate the talent and potential of African Americans. This volume provides an overview of the salient issues facing HBCUs as well as the many contributions that these historic institutions make to our country as a whole. Topics includeOL {list-style:disc}P:{margin-left 60px}* Historic Origins of HBCUs* Desegregation* Students* Presidental Leadership* Faculty and Governance Issues* Fundraising* Federal and State Policy* Curriculum* Thoughts about the future With suggestions for additional reading, other references and an appendix of historically black colleges and universities by, this is a comprehensive and much-needed addition to the literature in the field on HBCUs. This is the fifth issue the 35th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Gasman, Marybeth.
ASHE higher education report ; v. 35, no. 5.

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