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Social Equity and the One Florida Initiative

Title: Social Equity and the One Florida Initiative: Minority Student Admission, Retention, and Graduation in the University System.
Name(s): Duffourc, Danielle, author
Guy, Mary E., professor co-directing dissertation
DeHaven-Smith, Lance, professor co-directing dissertation
Lick, Dale, university representative
Bowman, James, committee member
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Executive Order 99-281 (1999), commonly known as the "One Florida Initiative," abolished affirmative action policies in university admissions, state employment, and state contracting. This dissertation studies the impact that the implementation of this initiative has had on the admission, retention and graduation rates of minority students in Florida's university system. Quantitatively based trend analyses are used to examine changes in the university system during the ten years surrounding implementation. These analyses are supplemented by an examination of the programs put into place at each individual university in the absence of affirmative action and qualitatively-based interviews with four subject matter experts. Finally, a discussion of how these findings inform equity policies on a theoretical and on an empirical level is provided.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0653 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillments for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: March 22, 2010.
Keywords: Social Equity, Education Policy, One Florida Initiative
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Mary E. Guy, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Lance DeHaven-Smith, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Dale Lick, University Representative; James Bowman, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public policy
Public administration
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Duffourc, D. (2010). Social Equity and the One Florida Initiative: Minority Student Admission, Retention, and Graduation in the University System. Retrieved from