Diversity Programs and  Vertical Integration:  Pathway to Doctoral Education and Beyond

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Overarching Questions. What have we learned from your institution's innovations?What is replicable?What future directions are worth pursuing?. Lessons Learned for Success and Transferability. Integration and continuity of programs and pathwaysExtensive involvement of top facultyRecruitment that

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1. Diversity Programs and Vertical Integration: Pathway to Doctoral Education and Beyond Susan K. Avery University of Colorado, Boulder Responsive Ph.D. Conference Princeton, N.J., June 2005

2. Overarching Questions What have we learned from your institution’s innovations? What is replicable? What future directions are worth pursuing?

3. Lessons Learned for Success and Transferability Integration and continuity of programs and pathways Extensive involvement of top faculty Recruitment that focuses on fit Graduate students as proactive agents of change Provide academic and community support structures, especially expectation of success Engagement (scholarship; teaching, learning and mentoring; application; community building; profession) Collection of data and assessment of programs Elements of support: pre-registration summer research experience transparency of degree program outcomes orientation programs that are ongoing – build relationships with faculty Workshops Peer advising (provide Lead Graduate Peer Advisor Positions – future; analogous to Lead GPTI) Provide clear information on benchmarks to completion, average time to completion, utility of credential upon completion, options for employment Have information and provide guidance on how underserved students can easily and readily share their doctoral ambitions, progress, success, with their familiesElements of support: pre-registration summer research experience transparency of degree program outcomes orientation programs that are ongoing – build relationships with faculty Workshops Peer advising (provide Lead Graduate Peer Advisor Positions – future; analogous to Lead GPTI) Provide clear information on benchmarks to completion, average time to completion, utility of credential upon completion, options for employment Have information and provide guidance on how underserved students can easily and readily share their doctoral ambitions, progress, success, with their families

4. Diversity Efforts at CU-Boulder Vertical Integration Commitment to diversity Enriches educational experience of students Working diligently to increase minority graduate student enrollment and retention Pipeline programs SMART: completed 16th summer program NIH/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholars Program: year-round comprehensive research program in biosciences McNair Scholars, Minority UG programs (Arts and Sciences; Engineering) Discipline-based programs: SOARS; Outreach (K-12); Federal Labs The main focus for the NIH award is to prepare our own undergraduates for graduate school. We have teamed up with the Biological Sciences Initiative, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to offer a comprehensive research program for our minority/first generation, low income bioscience majors to encourage more of the them to pursue doctoral studies. The Graduate School received a national grant in 2004 for feasibility studies for professional master’s degrees. One of the guidelines for the proposal was to propose strategies to seek the participation of minorities and other underrepresented groups. The 15 thousand dollar award from the Ford Foundation and the Council of Graduate Schools was matched by Provost Phil DiStefano. Participating departments include geography, history and linguistics. The main focus for the NIH award is to prepare our own undergraduates for graduate school. We have teamed up with the Biological Sciences Initiative, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to offer a comprehensive research program for our minority/first generation, low income bioscience majors to encourage more of the them to pursue doctoral studies. The Graduate School received a national grant in 2004 for feasibility studies for professional master’s degrees. One of the guidelines for the proposal was to propose strategies to seek the participation of minorities and other underrepresented groups. The 15 thousand dollar award from the Ford Foundation and the Council of Graduate Schools was matched by Provost Phil DiStefano. Participating departments include geography, history and linguistics.

5. Diversity Efforts at CU-Boulder Vertical Integration Federal programs at graduate level ($1M/year) Colorado Diversity Initiative NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate NIH Initiative for Minority Student Development grants IGERT programs Leveraging other CU Support Programs Graduate Teacher Program Graduate Career Services Interdisciplinary and professional certificate programs Post-Doctoral Program (2/year) Celebrations Diversity and Excellence Banquet The main focus for the NIH award is to prepare our own undergraduates for graduate school. We have teamed up with the Biological Sciences Initiative, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to offer a comprehensive research program for our minority/first generation, low income bioscience majors to encourage more of the them to pursue doctoral studies. The Graduate School received a national grant in 2004 for feasibility studies for professional master’s degrees. One of the guidelines for the proposal was to propose strategies to seek the participation of minorities and other underrepresented groups. The 15 thousand dollar award from the Ford Foundation and the Council of Graduate Schools was matched by Provost Phil DiStefano. Participating departments include geography, history and linguistics. The main focus for the NIH award is to prepare our own undergraduates for graduate school. We have teamed up with the Biological Sciences Initiative, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to offer a comprehensive research program for our minority/first generation, low income bioscience majors to encourage more of the them to pursue doctoral studies. The Graduate School received a national grant in 2004 for feasibility studies for professional master’s degrees. One of the guidelines for the proposal was to propose strategies to seek the participation of minorities and other underrepresented groups. The 15 thousand dollar award from the Ford Foundation and the Council of Graduate Schools was matched by Provost Phil DiStefano. Participating departments include geography, history and linguistics.

6. Future Directions More integration of pipeline including K-12; post-doctoral positions; discipline-based programs Engagement of interdisciplinary programs/structures in recruitment and program development Enhanced coordination with professional societies; Federal laboratories; private and public sectors Strategies for sustainability of programs that work

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