ERIC Number: ED306860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Minorities Access to Research Careers.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
The Minorities Access to Research Careers (MARC) program at Hunter College, New York is designed to provide an in-depth 2-year research training experience for minority students in order to prepare them for graduate school and eventual research careers in alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health fields. The target groups include Blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans, and most participants are women. Specific goals associated with this program include: to offer a curriculum familiarizing MARC students with the basic assumptions, principles, and research methodology of their major disciplines; to provide the necessary skills to evaluate critically a body of literature in a particular research area; and to enable them to design, conduct, and statistically evaluate experiments that test specific hypotheses in a particular research area. A full 2-year commitment to the program is required, and during these 2 years, students receive mentoring from a researcher in anthropology, psychology, and/or sociology. Ten schools in the United States offer MARC programs, five of them historically black colleges. A copy of the spring colloquium schedule and an announcement for a discussion group on career psychology of minority scholars are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Alcohol Abuse, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Career Awareness, College Students, Drug Abuse, Females, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Mental Health, Minority Groups, Models, Program Descriptions, Research Methodology, Research Skills, State Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.