Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.11
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PAE-9: Support Programs for Future Faculty

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Terri Houston
Associate Provost and Director
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in programs 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 :

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development) is part of a continuing commitment to advance scholars from under-represented groups in higher education. The University makes available postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose is to develop scholars from under-represented groups for possible tenure-track appointments at UNC and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars are engaged in full-time research and may teach only one course per fiscal year.

The University, through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, partners with MentorNet, a non profit network that connects mentors and mentees in engineering, science, and mathematics. MentorNet was created to foster the retention and success of women and under-represented minorities in particular, and pairs postdoctoral students with professionals in an email-based mentoring relationship.

http://postdocs.unc.edu/

SPIRE - UNC-Chapel Hill's Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education program is an innovative postdoctoral fellowship program for Ph.D. scientists who are interested in balancing research and teaching careers. SPIRE's mission is to provide multi-dimensional professional development for science researchers and educators to succeed in academic careers, to bring engaging teaching methods into the classroom, and to increase diversity in science professions.

While traditional postdoctoral experiences are one hundred percent research focused, SPIRE provides Fellows with a multi-dimensional experience that includes research, an opportunity to teach and mentor undergraduates at one of five minority serving institutions in North Carolina that partner with SPIRE, and professional development activities and workshops.

http://spire.unc.edu/news/media/facts.html


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

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