ERIC Number: ED238160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
New Paths toward Research Leadership for Minorities and Women. Final Report.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
This final report describes a federally funded program that identified and then provided 2 years of training for minorities and women who had completed a doctorate but were not currently active in educational research. Program participants were selected from the distinct populations of: faculty from Morgan State University, Maryland, a traditionally black institution; faculty from Michigan State University; and recent Ph.D. recipients recruited nationally. A total of 15 fellowships were awarded to 3 cohorts of postdoctoral fellows. The program's major strengths are cited as recruitment of promising candidates and their research collaboration with senior educational researchers, twice weekly research seminars, computer seminars, a visiting scholars program, support for attending national research conferences, and the conference held for participants in all three cohorts at the end of the 3 years of funding. The training program included a second year of "mentor-fellow" research collaboration that, for a variety of reasons, was evaluated as the weakest part of the program. The appendixes contain recruiting material, program evaluation statements by 12 of the 15 postdoctoral fellows, the postdoctoral miniconference agenda, and a directory of postdoctoral program participants. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Researchers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Fellowships, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Training, Mentors, Minority Groups, Postdoctoral Education, Professional Development, Racial Integration, Research and Development, Sex Fairness, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Identifiers: Michigan State University; Morgan State University MD
Note: Project No. A9-0133; research conducted between September 1979-December 1982.