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New life for historically Black colleges and universities : a 21st century perspective /
edited by Vann R. Newkirk.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
description
vi, 282 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0786459034 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786459032 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
isbn
0786459034 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786459032 (softcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"In this study, HBCU officials and faculty attempt to identify the challenges that HBCUs face, explore the historic origin of HBCU management systems, and identify models of success that will improve the long-term viability of the HBCU"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8273477
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Vann R. Newkirk is an associate vice president for Academic Affairs and associate professor of history at Fort Valley State University in Tort Valley, Georgia. He has extensively researched the development of the NAACP in North Carolina and the subject of crime and punishment in general and has served as an educational consultant for colleges across the South.
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Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"In this study, HBCU officials and faculty attempt to identify the challenges that HBCUs face, explore the historic origin of HBCU management systems, and identify models of success that will improve the long-term viability of the HBCU"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
In December 2008, Georgia state senator Seth Harp ignited controversy when he proposed merging two historically black colleges with nearby predominately white colleges to save money. Less than a year later, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour sought to unite Mississippi's three predominately black colleges. These efforts kindled renewed interest in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation and the globe. In this study, HBCU officials and faculty attempt to identify the challenges that HBCUs face, explore the historic origin of HBCU management systems, and identify models of success that will improve the long-term viability of the HBCU. By analyzing HBCUs within a larger framework of American higher education and the cultural context in which HBCUs operate, these essays introduce a new paradigm in the quest to ensure that HBCUs continue to play an important role in the education of Americans of all races.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
HBCU History and Social Impact
The Origin and Development of the HBCUp. 13
A Struggle to Survive
Storer Collegep. 18
Edward Waters Collegep. 26
Arkansas Baptist Collegep. 33
Just Enough to Survive
Bluefield State Collegep. 37
Langston Universityp. 43
The New Elite
Claflin Universityp. 51
Private vs. Public: The Politics of Access with Opportunityp. 70
Survival Management Becomes Academic Autocracyp. 97
Operational Challenges and Models for Improvement
Continuing the Fiefdom: A Matter of Governance and Managementp. 123
Compliance and Accreditation: Pressures and Challengesp. 145
Going Global: The International Focusp. 169
Business, Finance and Fund-Raisingp. 186
Summary and Thoughts for the Futurep. 233
Appendix: Profiles of Closed HBCUsp. 239
Bibliographical Essayp. 245
Bibliographyp. 253
About the Contributorsp. 273
Indexp. 275
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