ERIC Number: ED365198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Research Opportunity Programs. Voices and Visions of Success in Pursuit of the Ph.D. Enhancing the Minority Presence in Graduate Education V.
Aguirre, Adalberto, Jr.; Martinez, Ruben O.
A study was done of Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROPs) sponsored by graduate schools across the nation to encourage minority undergraduate students to pursue academic careers. Eight United States colleges and universities were selected for the study: Purdue University (Indiana), University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford University (California), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Temple University (Pennsylvania), Cornell University (New York), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Howard University (District of Columbia). All have SROPs as well as graduate departments that have enrolled alumni of these programs. At each institution two SROP alumni were profiled (one a beginning doctoral student and another advanced candidate), along with at least one faculty member who had served as advocate and mentor to the students, and an administrator who managed the SROP. The report provides narrative summaries of each interview with a photograph of the individual and personal and academic data appearing at the beginning. An appendix is a directory of SROP programs across the nation. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, American Indians, Black Students, College Faculty, College Students, Doctoral Degrees, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Institutes (Training Programs), Student Motivation, Summer Programs, Teacher Student Relationship
Council of Graduate Schools, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50 members; $16.50 nonmembers).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.