Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
PAE-9: Support Programs for Future Faculty

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Blase Scarnati
Director: University First Year Seminar Program and Global Learning
First Year Seminar
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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 :

At Northern Arizona University, mentoring is a large part of doctoral programs that help build a diverse faculty throughout higher education. A doctoral student at NAU works with current faculty members as graduate assistants and can even be hired to teach classes on campus with the supervision of a faculty mentor. Part of their doctoral program curriculum includes professional development classes that cover the teaching, research, and writing skills needed by full-time faculty members. NAU currently ranks fourth in the nation for conferring the highest number of master’s degrees to Native American students and first for graduating Native American students with master’s degrees in education. In all, the university received 10 rankings for graduating minority students with master’s degrees from Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine’s annual report.

The website URL where more information about the program(s) is available :

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