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Preparing, Promoting, & Producing Research Scholars. SAEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference. 592 Tenth St., N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318-5776 404-875-9211, ext.268 [email protected] www.sreb.org. Robert L. Belle, Jr., Ed.D. Director SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program.

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592 tenth st n w atlanta ga 30318 5776 404 875 9211 ext 268 bob belle@sreb org www sreb org
592 Tenth St., N.W.

Atlanta, GA 30318-5776404-875-9211, [email protected]

Robert L. Belle, Jr., Ed.D.DirectorSREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program

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you do not teach the paths of a forest to an old gorilla
“You do not teach the paths of a forest to an old gorilla.”

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The Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program provides support for minority /underservedstudents to earn a Ph.D. and become faculty members at a college or university:

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more than a check and a handshake
“More than a check

and a handshake”

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services for scholars
Services for Scholars
  • REGULAR SCHOLAR CONTACT

Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Orientation, Directory, Program Graduates

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Assistance with conferences when accepted to present

  • MENTORING

All scholars must have a mentor, staff members always willing to assist you

  • NETWORKING

Orientation, Directories, Annual Institute, Referrals

  • ADVOCACY AND COUNSELING

Program designed with your interest in mind/counselor on staff

  • CAREER COUNSELING

Experienced staff to assist with career decisions

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Compact for Faculty Diversity

19th Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel and Marina

Tampa, Florida

October 25 – 28, 2012

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scholars attending institute
Scholars Attending Institute
  • SREB Scholars*
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Scholars*
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences Scholars*
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
  • National Science Foundation

AGEP Scholars*

  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Ronald E. McNair

Postbaccalaureate Achievement

Program Scholars

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graduate school pu zzle
Graduate School Puzzle
  • How can I sort out the puzzle?
  • How does all this fit together?

????

Major

Admission

Test

Scores

GPA

Letters

Cost

Where

Time

Degree

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letter of recommendation
Letter of recommendation
  • Discard the application.
  • Call the applicant to submit letters with signatures.
  • Contact the recommenders to verify they wrote the letters.
  • Keep the application in the pool for further consideration.

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recommenders
Recommenders
  • Select recommenders carefully.
  • Provide them with the names and contact information.
  • Recommenders can be different for applications for admission.
  • Meet/contact with recommenders; discuss with them your plans; why you are asking them; provide a copy of your resume.

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how do you fund your graduate education
How Do You Fund Your Graduate Education?

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funding
Funding
  • Very different from “financial aid” at the undergraduate level.
  • No one stop shopping!
  • Requires diligence!
  • On going process as you progress.
  • Masters
  • Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral

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financing undergraduate education
Financing Undergraduate Education
  • Grants (Pell, FSEOG, etc.)
  • Loans
  • Federal Work Study
  • Scholarships

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the support that you receive should be more than a check and a handshake
“The SUPPORT that you receive should be more than a check and a handshake”

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good support graduation
Good Support=Graduation
  • Academic preparation
  • Good fit
  • Good Faculty Mentor
  • Sufficient $$ Support
  • Supportive environment

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questions to ask recruiters faculty deans or chairs
Questions to ask Recruiters, Faculty, Deans or Chairs
  • What is the graduation rate for minority/1st generation, students with disabilities enrolled in your program?
  • Other than financial support, what other support would a student expect to receive from your program department?
  • Please describe your mentor program?

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questions for faculty
Questions for Faculty
  • Can you provide me with the names and contact information of former students who graduated from your program?
  • What has been the success rate of students of color who have studied in this department?

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questions for faculty1
Questions for Faculty
  • What are the qualities that you are looking for in a graduate student that will study in this department?
  • What were some of the factors or reasons that some students were not able to earn a degree from this department?

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support
SUPPORT

A. Financial

1. Tuition

In state vs. Out of state

2. Fees-Lab, activities, health

3. Books, Hardware/Software

4. Housing

5. Professional Travel

  • Mentor
  • Interaction with other faculty.
  • Interaction with other scholars.

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educational living expenses
Educational/Living Expenses
  • Tuition/Fees (10 or 12 month)
  • Housing
  • Health Insurance
  • Books/Journals
  • Travel to Conferences/Professional Meetings
  • Computer hardware/software
  • Travel for Archival Searches
  • Personal (clothing, cleaning, meals, assorted personal items)

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factors that determine costs to attend graduate school
Factors that determine costs to attend graduate school?
  • Public vs. Private
  • State Resident vs. Non Resident
  • Other Campuses
  • Masters vs. Doctoral
  • Live on campus vs. Off campus
  • Commuting long distance
  • Major
  • Full Time vs. Part Time
  • Summer enrollment
  • Traditional vs. On-Line
  • International vs. Citizen –RA

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financing graduate education language
Financing Graduate Education“Language”
  • Merit Based Support
  • Extramural
    • Government Agencies
    • Private Foundations
    • Business
    • Corporations
  • Graduate Assistants
    • Teaching
    • Research
    • Administrative
  • Fellowships

Multi-Year

    • Tuition
    • Fees
    • Professional Development
    • Travel
    • Research

Service requirements

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what are the costs to attend graduate school
What are the costs to attend graduate school?
  • The costs depend upon the institution you attend.
  • Length of time you are enrolled.
  • Program requirements.

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educational living expenses1
Educational/Living Expenses
  • Tuition/Fees (10 or 12 month)
  • Housing
  • Health Insurance
  • Books/Journals
  • Travel to Conferences/Professional Meetings
  • Computer hardware/software
  • Travel for Archival Searches
  • Personal (clothing, cleaning, meals, assorted personal items)

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academic common market
Academic Common Market
  • AL
  • AR
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • KY
  • LA
  • MD
  • MS
  • NC
  • OK
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WV

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academic common market1
*Academic Common Market
  • Tuition scholarship program.
  • Pursue a degree out of state at a discounted rate.
  • 30 degree programs
  • Resident of one of the SREB states.
  • Select a program that is eligible for residents of your home state.
  • www.sreb.org

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Indiana University Graduate Student

Full Time 2012-2013 Academic Year

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submit fafsa form by priority date
Submit FAFSA Form by Priority Date

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factors that determine your award package
Factors that determine your Award Package

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dr juan gilbert
Dr. Juan Gilbert
  • Professor & Chair of Human-Centered Computing Division at Clemson University
  • List the names, gender, graduation date, position
  • Masters 46
  • Doctoral 11
  • Postdocs 2

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dr gilbert s funding
Dr. Gilbert’s Funding
  • $18,763,697.78
  • $7,336,074.78

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dr tyrone hayes
Dr. Tyrone Hayes
  • Biologist/Herpetologist
  • Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Holds joint appointments Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the group in Endocrinology, the Molecular Toxicology Group, the Energy and Resources Group.
  • Trained more than 60 students in his lab.

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taking charge of your graduate career
Taking Charge of Your Graduate Career

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external funding
External Funding
  • Agencies (NSF, NIH, SREB, . etc)
  • Organizations
    • Sloan Foundation
    • Ford Foundation
    • Fla. Endowment Fund
    • Optimist Club
    • AAUPW
    • Greek Organizations
    • Church

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sources of fellowships
Sources of Fellowships
  • *http://www.mcnairscholars.com/conferences/
  • http://www.umich.edu/
  • *http://www.gradschools.com/article-detail/graduate-fellowships-1676
  • http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/

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sources of fellowships1
Sources of Fellowships
  • http://www.nsf.gov/
  • http://www.rochester.edu/college/kearnscenter/mcnairgradfeewaivers
  • http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
  • http://www.rbf.org/grants/ Grants Philanthropic Gropus
  • http://www.si.edu/ofg/ Smithsonian

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academic department faculty
Academic Department Faculty
  • 1st reach out to faculty in your home school department.

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check department bulletin boards
Check Department Bulletin Boards
  • Great source of announcements

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internet search
Internet Search
  • Institutions you are considering & Others of interest.

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you must take charge of your graduate career
****You must take charge of your graduate career****
  • You are the captain.

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goal of mcnair
*****Goal of McNair*****

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mcnair goal graduation with a ph d
McNair Goal = GRADUATION WITH A Ph.D.

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the next generation of college students will be sitting in these seats
The next generation of college students will be sitting in these seats!

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the next generation
THE NEXT GENERATION

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saeopp mcnair scholars class of 20
SAEOPP McNair ScholarsClass of 20??

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when you re green you grow when you re ripe you rot may we always stay green
“When you’re green you grow,

When you’re ripe you rot.

May we always stay green.”

The Green AppleA MINDSET TO GROW & EXCEL

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“Always believe that what you do today helps to prepare you for something better tomorrow’’Dr. Samuel DeWitt ProctorMLK ProfessorRutgers University

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592 tenth st n w atlanta ga 30318 5776 404 875 9211 ext 268 bob belle@sreb org www sreb org1
592 Tenth St., N.W.

Atlanta, GA 30318-5776404-875-9211, [email protected]

Robert L. Belle, Jr., Ed.D.DirectorSREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program

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