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CREATING PERSONAL SUCCESS ON THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY (HBCU) CAMPUS helps first-year students to learn about themselves as individuals and celebrates the HBCU higher education experience. Whether students are attending an HBCU because of its history, family recommendation or legacy, or as a choice of convenience, this book will provide the history and purpose of HBCUs. Many HBCU first-year students are in large part first generation college students who will benefit from this introduction to the resources available to them in the HBCU community.
- The end of each chapter contains an activity that allows students to reflect on what they have read.
- An appendix located at the end of the book lists all of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities for easy reference.
- Activities include: Who Are You?, Your Personal History, Role Models on the HBCU Campus, Majors and Careers, , University Resources Scavenger Hunt, The Structure of Your University, and Discovering Other Stars.
So What is a Historically Black College and University? What Makes a Historically Black College and University Special? What Are Your Goals for Attending an HBCU? Activity: Who Are You?
2. UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF HBCUS.
The History of HBCUs in the United States. The Great DuBois-Washington Debate. The Morehouse Mystique and Dr. Benjamin E. Mays. Activity: Your Personal History.
3. COMPARING HBCUS AND MAJORITY INSTITUTIONS.
The Importance of Role Models. Is College Life Different at a Majority White Institution? Are HBCUs Still Necessary? A Pro/Con Discussion. Activity: Role Models on the HBCU Campus.
4. NAVIGATING THE RESOURCES AT YOUR HBCU.
The Importance of Advisement. Choosing a Major. Activity: Majors and Careers.
5. UNDERSTANDING DEGREES AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO YOUR FUTURE CAREER.
About Academic Degrees. Degrees in the American Education System. Accountability in the American Education System. The Anatomy of a Bachelor's Degree. Managing Your Time. Social and Professional Networking. Acivity: University Resources Scavenger Hunt.
6. EARNING A COLLEGE DEGREE.
University Organizational Structures . University Personnel. Acceptance at Your HBCU. Academic Responsibility. Activity: The Structure of Your University.
7. NOTABLE HBCU ATTENDEES AND ALUMNUS.
Activity: Discovering Other Stars.
Appendix A. Listing of Historically Black College And Universities.
"I truly loved the "Who Are You?" questions. The reason I say this is because several themes emerge such as identity, self- introspection, reflection, personality, and self-perception. This activity allowed the student to tap into those areas while addressing the questions. I definitely would use these questions as a dialog with my students."
"I would describe this book as an essential component that should be required for all orientation courses at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It talks about what a HBCU is and what makes an HBCU special. It would make one proud to attend an HBCU."