Conference 1997

1997 Conference Program
February 21-23, 1997

Asilomar Conference Center

Pacific Grove, California

“Stratification of Educational Opportunities in an Era of Waning Affirmative Action.”

Friday, February 21

4:00-6:00pm Registration

6:00pm Dinner


Welcome: Faith Paul, Public Policy Research Consortium; President, SEA
Keynote Speaker: Troy Duster, University of California, Berkeley
9:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday, February 22

7:00-8:00am Breakfast


Panel 1: Historical Perspectives on Affirmative Action

Discussant: Patricia Gándara, UC Davis

1. Roslyn Mickelson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
“Perpetuation Theory and Affirmative Action in Higher Education”

2. Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., UC Riverside
“Affirmative Action in Higher Education: A Strategy for Progress or Stagnation?”

3. Tony Platt, CSU Sacramento
“The Historical Development of Affirmative Action in Higher Education”

10:00am Coffee Break


Panel 2: Comparing Affirmative Action Programs in Higher Education

Discussant: Betsy McEneany, Stanford University

1. Michael Herron & Melissa Herman, Stanford University
“A Model of Affirmative Action with Voluntary Exemption”

2. Janice Drakich & Penni Stewart, University of Windsor
“Social Effects of Changes in Conceptualization and Implementation of Affirmative Action in Educational Institutions”

3. Becky Lynchard and Gloria Fisher, Mississippi State University
“The Social Effects of Changes in Higher Education Affirmative Action”

12:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:30pm Business Meeting


Panel 3: Affirmative Action in the Family and Community Contexts

Discussant: Faith Paul, Public Policy Research Consortium

1. Ruth Curran Neild and Christopher C. Weiss, U. of Pennsylvania
“Selection and Selectivity: The High school Application Process in Philadelphia”

2. Kurt Bauman, American University
“Schools, Markets and Family in the History of African-American Education”

3. Amy Stuart Wells and Alejandra Lopez, UCLA
“Rethinking Social Stratification in an Age of Deregulated School Choice: A Case Study of Charter Schools”

4:00-6:00pm Free time

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Keynote Speaker: Gary Orfield, Harvard University

8:30pm Wine and Cheese Reception

Sunday, February 23

7:00-8:00am Breakfast


Panel 4: Ethnic Identity and Attitudes

Discussant: Ricardo Stanton-Salazar, UC San Diego

1. Jeanne Morley, Stanford University
“Ethnic Identity and Minority Academic Performance”

2. Karen K. Inkelas, University of Michigan
” Asian Pacific Americans, Racial Attitudes and Affirmative Action”

10:00 Coffee Break


Panel 5: Affirmative Action in the Trenches: How the Curriculum Affects Minority Outcomes

Discussant: Elizabeth G. Cohen, Stanford University

1. Harold Wenglinsky, Educational Testing Service
“Increasing Minority Representation in Academia: The Role of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities”

2. Susan E. Moreno and Chandra Muller, University of Texas, Austin
“Keeping the Door Open: African American, Latino, and Women’s Success in Freshman Calculus”

3. Eric Margolis and Mary Romero, Arizona State University
“The Department is Very Male, Very White, Very Old, and Very Conservative: The Functioning of the Hidden Curriculum in Graduate Departments”

12:00pm Lunch


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