Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-9: Support Programs for Future Faculty

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Lynette Chappell-Williams
Associate VP
Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:

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

Cornell has several programs that help build a diverse faculty for higher education.

Cornell is a member of the national 25-institution CIRTL Network (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning), whose mission is to develop future faculty particularly in the STEM disciplines, with a specific focus on learning through diversity. The Cornell CIRTL program is housed in the Graduate School. http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/cu-cirtl

Cornell was awarded a Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program grant for 2012-2017, to nurture McNair scholars -- undergraduates from underrepresented groups who will go on to complete doctoral study.

The Graduate School and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives run the Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates Program, which provides opportunities for underrepresented graduate students to mentor underrepresented undergraduate students.

Our Undergraduate Research Program (led by Laurel Southard) aims to facilitate, coordinate, and support undergraduate research experiences for students. Having students work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students in labs and other research settings may stimulate interest in and capacity for progressing into graduate school and the professoriate. http://www.research.cornell.edu/undergrad/

Through the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, we offer the CSTEP and CPOP programs, Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, and Cornell Professional Opportunities Program. Both of these (CSTEP funded partially by the state, CPOP funded by Cornell) provide opportunities, encouragement, and programming to build the capacity of undergraduate students to pursue advanced education in the sciences, technical fields, and the professions. http://www.oadi.cornell.edu/cstepcpop/

Through the Center for Teaching Excellence, we offer future faculty teaching preparation programs, master teaching assistant certificate programs, and a variety of workshops and other support structures to encourage graduate students to be excellent teachers as well as researchers, preparing them for the professoriate.

Through the Graduate School, we offer diversity fellowships for students from groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. The Associate Dean for Inclusion and Professional Development leads programs for diverse gradute students on transferable skills and professional and career development.

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