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The New Mexico Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: Statistical Counterflow. David Johnson Dean of Graduate Studies New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology [email protected] 27-Jan-06. Graduate School decision-makers include:

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The New Mexico Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate:

Statistical Counterflow

David Johnson

Dean of Graduate Studies

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

[email protected]

27-Jan-06


  • Graduate School decision-makers include: Professoriate:

  • Graduate school and Academic Deans, Provosts and other administrators

  • STEM Departmental Chairs

  • STEM Departmental Admissions and Selection Committees

  • STEM Departmental Graduate Program Directors or Advisors

  • STEM Faculty

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  • The New Mexico Alliance: Professoriate:

    • New Mexico State University (NMSU; lead)

    • University of New Mexico (UNM)

    • New Mexico Tech (NMT)

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UNM Professoriate:

NMT

NMSU

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  • About New Mexico Tech: Professoriate:

  • Located in Socorro, New Mexico at the center of an hispanic majority state

  • Socorro is a small (~10,000 pop.) community with historical ties to mining.

  • Nearest metropolitan center is Albuquerque @ ~75 miles

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  • Change at NMT has been “attenuated”

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Departmental Admissions/Selection Committees – the Practice at New Mexico Tech

NMT is a small school with many fewer administrative layers.

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  • Admissions/Selection Committees Practice at New Mexico Tech

    • Departments make admissions decisions employing a wide variety of approaches.

    • How do we maximize consideration of qualified underrepresented minority applicants?

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  • Meet with departments/committees – Practice at New Mexico Tech regularly

  • Steering Committee as advocates for UM admission

  • Financial Incentives – for the student and for the departmental participation in UM recruitment.

  • Other incentives – Support letters for “Criterion 2”

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Practically, how can we get URM applications in front of faculty and departments?

… and how can departments be “encouraged” to give these applications serious consideration?

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The Graduate Office pre-screens UM applications faculty and departments?

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  • Collect the data: faculty and departments?

    • Number of UM applications to each department

    • UM Percentage admitted

    • UM Percentage matriculated

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