This page will be dedicated as a list of issues that HBCUs should address and list of solutions that HBCUs should possibly take on. As an ongoing list, the statements you state in your posts, to us through Facebook and/or other discussions will be comprised and frequently updated.
Please post and provide feedback to proposed issues and solutions!
- “Will you address alumni support or lack of alumni support for hbcus? I’m speaking of financial support.”
- “Nowadays, some kids only associate HBCU’s with being insufficient or think that it gives a false perception of reality. This blog hopefully can become widespread enough to address these issues.”
- “And also, development (fundraising, etc) is a really big driver for schools. Idk what HBCUs are doing, but it seems (from my limited perspective) that they really aren’t tapping into their fundraising potential, and that has to do with a lot of things that are interconnected: student retention, student experience can dictate whether they decide to give back, reaching newer graduates via new channels, etc. “
- “But again I ask, to what end? For what purpose? Are we trying to hold on to something that is outdated? Are we loosing the value of diversity by trying to maintain an HBCU?”
- “If so, maybe better marketing is needed. However, if this is not the case HBCU’s must find a better way to attract students, perhaps an increased use of technology to make classes more accessible to non traditional students or more graduate programs? “