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  1. SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program Strategies to Promote Diversity Darimiscotta, ME March 12, 2007

  2. More Than a Check and a Handshake Ph.D. Ph.D. SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program SREB SREB States Ph.D. Ph.D.

  3. Southern Regional Educational Board The Southern Regional Education Board works with those who are seeking to improve education from prekindergarten through graduate programs. SREB’s programs and services can be described in four categories: • compiles and disseminates information provided by states; • coordination of shared state resources; • demonstration programs – leading by example; and • SREB-sponsored meetings.

  4. Program Goal and Objectives • GOAL • To increase the number of minorities who earn Ph.D.s and who seek to become faculty members • PROGRAM OBJECTIVES • Long term state and university participation • Comprehensive package of support • Effective teaching, mentoring, research • Collaborate with other state, regional, and national programs • Evaluate practices and disseminate results

  5. Regional Services “More Than a Check And a Handshake” • Financial support long-term • Regular contact/follow-up • Professional development • Mentoring • Networking/community building • Advocacy and counseling • Career counseling • Institute on Teaching and Mentoring • Preparation for the professoriate

  6. Program Components • Doctoral Scholars Award (Five years) • Dissertation Year Fellowship (One year) • Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring • Professional Development Matching Fund

  7. Doctoral Scholars Award • Five years support • Tuition and fee waiver (In and Out-of-State) • Three years support--$ 15,000/yr • Two-years of institutional support (TA/RA, Fellowship, etc.) • Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring • Regional Program services

  8. Dissertation Year Fellowship • One year of support • $15,000 living stipend • $500 research allowance • Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring • Regional Program Services

  9. Doctoral Scholar Program Profile • 14th Year • 715 Scholars Served (29 States, 84 Institutions) • 294 Matriculating • 337 Graduates

  10. Academic Fields

  11. Race / Ethnicity of Scholars Served • 613 African American • 51 Hispanic American • 23 Asian American • 16 American Indian/Alaskan Native • 14 Other Minority Groups

  12. 88% retention/ graduation 294 scholars currently matriculating 337 program graduates 12 tenured graduates 78% of graduates employed in an academic setting 77% of graduates employed in a postsecondary setting 71% of graduates employed within participating states SREB Participant Milestones

  13. Program GraduatesTime to Degree • Doctoral Scholars (n=200) • Time to degree average3.4 years, with master’s 4.3 years, without master’s • Dissertation Fellows (n=137) • Time to degree average 1.7 years

  14. More Than 337 Graduates and Counting SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program Graduates

  15. “More Than a Check and a Handshake”