Re: equity issues in two-year college technology programs

Jane E Sheeran (
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 20:46:07 -0500

Contact Melinda K. Lackey, Director of Hunter College Center for the Study
of Family Policy, 695 Park Avenue, Room E1030, New York, NY 10021 at
211-772-4076. Their Welfare Rights Initiative Program provided key
elements of support that students in any curriculum may need to success.

They ..."seek to share information with other public universities about
how WRI was launched ...". This from their application for NYS AAUW's
Progress in Equity Award.

Jane Sheeran, NYS AAUW Director of Educational Equity

On Sun, 2 Nov 1997 17:21:46 -0700 (MST) Ann Sigrid Nihlen
<> writes:
> I have been working for the last three years with the local
>community college on a project to 1) understand who flunks Developmental Ed
>courses and 2) why. What we have learned concerns how underrepresented groups
>make it or don't make it in junior colleges, and how we can and must begin
>to change the statistics.
> We discovered that minority men and women failed, dropped out,
>left for awhile, etc. at a much higher rate than whites, even when social
>class seemed fairly equal. The Developmental Ed division is now working on
curriculum and teacher training to change these facts.

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