Challenges to American college and university affirmative action and racial and ethnic diversity initiatives were resolved by the Supreme Court in its 2003 decisions in the University of Michigan case. Those decisions affirmed, as a compelling interest, the attainment of racially diverse student bodies in higher education. The Court's decisions and the predicted increases over the next decade in the numbers of race and ethnic group high school graduates have reinforced and in some cases strengthened the resolve of college and university officials that the positive returns from affirmative action and racial diversity are real and worth pursuing. The purpose of this antated bibliography is to provide a record of the research, scholarship, and programs for recruitment and retention of African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Lati, and Pacific Islander students at the college and university levels. It is structured to facilitate access by college and university administrators, professionals, consultants, researchers, and students who require information on recruitment and retention to aid in their decision making about strategy related issues, and scientific and creative processes in the area. This bibliography covers more than forty years of literature and contains 969 citations organized into five chapters.
C. Dwayne Wilson was Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. He was a member of the National Training Laboratories Institute and he served as a consultant to various organizations. He also co-authored the following books with Bernard Lubin: Research on Group Treatment Methods: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1996) and Research on Professional Consultation and Consultation for Organizational Change: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1997). Bernard Lubin was Professor of Psychology and Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was a member of the National Training Laboratories Institute, Diplomat in Clinical Psychology, a Fellow of the Division of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association, and a Felow of the American Psychological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also co-authored the following books with C. Dwayne Wilson: Research on Group Treatment Methods: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1996) and Research on Professional Consultation and Consultation for Organizational Change: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1997). Barbara Below is Director of Social Ministry Organizations for the Department of World Relief and Human Care of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. In this position Below serves as a resource to and support for 123 LCMS Recognized Service Organizations who offer human care services such as adoption, foster care, assistance for people with disabilities, disaster response, senior care, mental health counseling, emergency services, and shelter, and immigration or refugee resettlement. She is the Synod's liaison to Lutheran Services in America (LSA), the inter-Lutheran alliance of nearly 300 Lutheran human care agencies in the United States and the Caribbean.