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CIC Professional Advancement Initiative AGEP-T


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs is well known and remains an issue of national concern. Even more acute is the degree of underrepresentation of these racial and ethnic groups in STEM faculty positions in American institutions of higher learning, which impacts the ability of universities to attract and retain underrepresented minority students (URM). The CIC AGEP Professoriate Advancement Initiative (PAI) seeks to address this problem through a systematic, multi-institutional cultural change designed to increase the progression of URM postdocs into the professoriate.

The goal of the PAI is to develop a high-quality mentoring network that will improve the transition of postdoctoral scholars into the professoriate in the STEM disciplines and double the number of URM faculty members hired at CIC institutions. The PAI is designed to prepare and train URM postdoctoral scholars in STEM disciplines for transition to tenure track faculty positions within our institutions.

By leveraging resources and gleaning the expertise of our CIC member institutions, we are able to offer this world-class program linking postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff across our campuses. The Professorial Advancement Initiative is supported by the CIC Graduate Deans and funded by a National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Transformation grant.


 • Note: program recently funded through NSF AGEP

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 12 participating institutions.
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Program Materials:
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Keywords:
Under-Represented Minorities

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 9/21/2015
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