Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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Michigan State University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer Mitchner
Former Executive Assistant - Retired
OFC for Inclusion Intercult Initiatives
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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?:

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

MSU has numerous programs that assist undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups. A few examples are shown below. Also, as a member of the Big Ten’s Committee on Institutional Cooperation, in 2015 Michigan State University received a share of an $8.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to prepare underrepresented students for graduate school and academic careers in the humanities and social sciences.

College of Engineering: Women in Engineering Program encourages women of all backgrounds to pursue careers in Engineering. We strive to collaborate with others in the College and the University to provide an environment that is conducive to all students’ success, providing opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth, and to serve the needs of all our constituents. http://www.egr.msu.edu/wie/about

The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a National Science Foundation program that supports recruitment, retention, and graduation of U. S. students in doctoral programs of the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The focus of AGEP places special emphasis on a fully inclusive recruitment and development of students from U. S. population groups historically underrepresented in fields of the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and the social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences. http://grad.msu.edu/agep/

The role of Drew Scholars is to provide academic assistance and support for high achieving undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the College of Natural Science (CNS) at Michigan State University. These degrees include the biological sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics. Drew Scholars also supports students on the pre-professional (pre-dentistry, pre-medical, and pre-veterinary) curricula. Program emphasis has been on those who are historically underrepresented in science and mathematics fields. However, Drew Scholars is an inclusive multicultural and multi-racial community of science students that continues to pursue the goal of "Transforming the Face of Science" to address the nation's challenging of increasing the STEM talent pool and workforce. https://drewscholars.natsci.msu.edu/about-us/

The Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health Researchers (REPID) Program through support from the National Institutes of Health- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI), provides a short term research training and enrichment experience for Michigan State University undergraduate/graduate/medical health professional students from under-represented, minority, and disadvantaged (URMD) groups. The goal is to inspire these students to pursue research careers in health-related areas of Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Hematologic disciplines. http://repid.msu.edu/

The Graduate School offers graduate programs called Academic Achievement Graduate Assistantships (AAGA) to help provide financial support for students who have been accepted into a master’s or a doctoral degree program and whose enrollment will enhance the educational diversity of the student body of the program into which they are admitted. http://grad.msu.edu/aaga/

+ Date Revised: March 30, 2016

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