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1974

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Chemistry Departments In Predominantly Black Institutions, James O. Wear, Nirmal K. Shastri Jan 1974

Chemistry Departments In Predominantly Black Institutions, James O. Wear, Nirmal K. Shastri

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Chemistry programs in 87 predominantly Black institutions were compared by questionnaire survey. Advanced undergraduate courses were offered for chemistry majors by 86% of these schools, but only 28% offered research and independent study for undergraduates. Although there were extremes, most of the faculty taught 15 to 18 contact hours and their median salaries were below the national median. Library support seemed adequate with 1 to 1.5% of the total library materials being chemistry books, texts and reference, and the libraries of most schools had holdings of 15 principal chemistry-related journals. More than 90% of the schools were well-equipped with ...