Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Clarkson University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

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Complete Expired Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in a program or programs to help build a diverse faculty that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty:

* McNair Scholars and NSF-LSAMP programs for undergraduate students to start the pipeline of academic researchers. The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program prepares participants for graduate study through access to research and other scholarly activity. Funded by a federal TRIO grant, the ultimate goal of the program is to assist underrepresented students in the attainment of doctoral degrees. McNair participants must be economically challenged, first generation college students, or a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education. As a McNair scholar, enrollees receive paid research opportunities, advising, support in the graduate admissions search, tutoring, mentoring, conference travel, and access to seminars designed to prepare students for graduate school. The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is a student enrichment and support services program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is aimed at improving the academic performance, retention and graduation rates of historically underrepresented minority students who are pursuing degrees in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). LSAMP provides various enrichment activities and workshops throughout the academic year, such as academic skill building, career development and orientation to campus resources. LSAMP also provides assistance for textbooks, research opportunities and travel to conferences. Mentoring is also a key part of LSAMP, as students who enter the program their freshman year remain throughout their career at Clarkson and provide advice and support to the underclassmen LSAMP students.
* Workshops held for future faculty, for example the Clarkson Early Career Colloquium in Bioscience Crossing Disciplines (2015) whose objective was to Engage early-career bioscientists with Clarkson University, and our partners in the Trudeau Institute, with a particular emphasis on engaging women and underrepresented minority scientists who could potentially become candidates for tenure-track positions. The Bioscience Colloquim was successful in recruiting and hiring a person of color as a new faculty member

+ Date Revised: March 21, 2016

The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :
http://www.clarkson.edu/pipeline/programs/mcnair.html
+ Date Revised: March 21, 2016

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