Michael S. Roth
TABLE of CONTENTSMaking the Case for Broadly Based Liberal Arts Education
by Frank DiMaria
The debate between those who advocate for a vocational education and those who advocate for a liberal arts education has raged since colonial America. Benjamin Franklin, an advocate for vocational education, had little use for what passed as higher education in his day. Writing as Mrs. Silence Dogood he lampooned Harvard, calling it a place where students “learn nothing more than how to carry themselves handsomely.” Thomas Jefferson, an advocate of a liberal arts education, by contrast, thought that nurturing a student’s capacity for lifelong learning was useful for science and commerce while also being essential for democracy. click here
Latino and Black Males:
Aspiration, Achievement, and Equity
by Angela Provitera McGlynn
“Black and Latino males are among the least understood community college students. Most educators are aware that, overall, women are doing better than men…but few understand the reasons behind these gender inequities and, most important, what to do about this perplexing issue.” click here
Student Safety, Security and
Response Time: Is Your Campus in Compliance?
by Sylvia Mendoza
Are students safe on college campuses? The question of student safety transcends color and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation, age and educational background. Victims that fall prey to violence or are threatened or whose data is compromised, often suffer more trauma when a university does not respond in a timely, fair, relatable and compassionate way. If that university does not have a safety strategy plan or crisis management policies and procedures in place that they can refer to, be guided by and enforce, the crisis can come back to haunt them on many levels.
University of Rochester
Establishes College Prep Centers for Minority High Schools
by Gary M. Stern
Many colleges bemoan the lack of communication between the university and local high schools, particularly those with large minority and Latino populations. The consensus is that many talented minority students are left behind; they’re overwhelmed by the college application process, presume they can’t afford college, and are unaware of how to obtain financial aid and scholarships. The University of Rochester decided to take assertive action to address these issues.
Funding the Growing Number
by Peggy Sands Orchowski
It’s not an uncommon greeting from higher ed administrators: “Oh, you’re with the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education? We’re 22.4 percent”; “Oh we’re 23 percent”; “Oh we’re 24.6 percent – about 50 students to go!” followed by grins and even high fives.