Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The purpose of the UW-Milwaukee McNair Program is to increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds who enter graduate studies leading to the doctorate. At least two-thirds of the students must be low-income individuals who are first-generation college students; the remaining participants must be from a group that is underrepresented in graduate education. Students must also agree to participate in program activities during the academic year and summer. There are several opportunities available to eligible students, including the Summer Research Internship.

The Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship is for new and continuing qualified UWM graduate students who are: Members of groups underrepresented in graduate study, First-generation college graduates who were eligible for Pell Grants or considered "high financial need," and Students with disabilities. The AOP fellowship is renewable for up to two years for masters students and up to three years for doctoral students, subject of biennial grant renewal by the State. The academic-year fellowship stipend for 2016-2017 is $15,000. Fellows receive full tuition coverage and are eligible for health benefits. In addition, Fellows may benefit from a one time, non-renewable $1,000 travel award that will accompany each fellowship award. The money should be spent in accordance with UWM travel regulations by the end of the two or three year fellowship period. The money will be spent on travel to present at a major national or international conference in the student's discipline.

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

Information about the Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellowship can be found at: http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/types-of-funding/

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