Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.19
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Texas at Austin
PAE-9: Support Programs for Future Faculty

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Deborah Duval
Director of Communications
Diversity and Community Engagement
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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 :

There are at least three current examples of support offered to under-represented graduate students at UT-Austin.

One is the Division of Diversity and Cultural Engagement's "Excellent 11" graduate research assistants. While pursuing their graduate degrees at UT-Austin, these students carry out a variety of responsibilities in the division, with financial support from the division. Many tutor and mentor undergraduates and pre-college students through Longhorn Outreach and the Gateway Scholars programs. Profiles of these GRA's are available in the 2009 DDCE Impact Report.

The other is the McNair Graduate School Fellowships, which offers significant financial support to undergraduate McNair scholars wishing to pursue graduate study.

Another notable contribution is DDCE's Intellectual Entrepreneurship program:
"Sponsored by and part of the portfolio of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) is an inter-collegial Consortium of the Colleges of Communication, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Law, Education, Pharmacy, and the Schools of Information, Business, Public Affairs and Social Work. The mission of IE is to educate "citizen-scholars"--individuals who creatively utilize their intellectual capital as a lever for social good. IE is not a program, nor a compartmentalized academic unit or institute; it is an intellectual platform and educational philosophy for instigating learning across disciplinary boundaries, promoting diversity in higher education and generating collaborations between the academy and society. IE initiatives pertain to the undergraduate experience, graduate study, faculty research and the connections between the university and community."

Internships with Intellectual Entrepreneurship are open to any undergraduate, but the program has shown especial promise in increasing the number of underrepresented students entering graduate study.

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

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