Annual Report Academic Affairs, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences 1970-1971

Title

Annual Report Academic Affairs, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences 1970-1971

Description

The Annual Report of 1970-1971 reviewed the past five year trends in increasing undergraduate enrollment from 862 to 1341 students. Students were adopting new interests in curriculum: zoology (including premedical programs), interdepartmental programs in the biological sciences, pre-veterinary science, animal science, economics, conservation, horticulture (ornamentals), food science, and biological and agricultural engineering. Student interest appeared strong in those areas that are related to animals, man, medical sciences and environment. For the purpose of this study, this document is very important because this is one of the first times the School of Agriculture mentioned the African American population. The School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Forest Resources held a joint open house for interested students, and 15-20% out of 3000 people attending were black. This shows the program was attracting potential students from the African American population. The program was also developing a stronger relationship with the traditionally African American North Carolina A&T State University. The goal of collaboration was to encourage more blacks to pursue graduate study. The report did not specify if this goal included enrollment of blacks at NC State.

Creator

School of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Source

"Annual Report Academic Affairs, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences 1970-1971," North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Annual Reports, UA 100.02.001, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.

Date

1970-1971

Type

document

Coverage

Raleigh, North Carolina

Text

The excerpted transcript highlights a section of page 1-3. See PDF for full document.

p. 1:
"Increases have been notable in the curricula in zoology (including premedical programs), interdepartmental programs in the biological sciences, pre-veterinary science, animal science, economics, conservation, horticulture (ornamentals), food science, and biological and agricultural engineering. Little gain and in some cases declines in enrollment have occurred in the traditional plant areas such as botany, crop science or agronomy. Student interest appears strong in those areas that are related to animals, man, medical sciences and environment. More students are registering for curricula in the School with less specific vocational goals in mind." 

p.2:
"Public Aspects
The annual open house sponsored jointly by the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the School of Forest Resources was held on the campus on October 10. More than 3,000 persons, including 15-20 per cent blacks, participated in the activities, visited exhibits and counseled with departmental representatives. Approximately 2,200 mailings were made in response to requests for specific information. One in four new entering students has visited the campus during Open House." 

p.3:
"Formal and informal contacts were made during the year in an effort to develop better working relationships with North Carolina A&T State University. The 1890 Institutions have been contacted on an individual basis and on a regional basis through the Southern Regional Education Board. Effort is under way in an attempt to encourage more blacks to pursue graduate study. Contacts throughout the United States indicate the lack of blacks with advanced degrees in specialized disciplines in the agricultural or biological sciences."

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School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, “Annual Report Academic Affairs, School of Agriculture and Life Sciences 1970-1971,” The State of History, accessed June 30, 2022, https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/33164.