ERIC Number: ED381065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Focusing on the Campus Milieu: A Guide for Enhancing the Graduate School Climate.
Adams, Howard G.
This guide addresses programming strategies for enhancing the campus climate or environmental support for graduate students in engineering and the sciences, with emphasis on aspects relevant to minority students. It contains an analysis of the graduate school experience, i.e., as it relates to success in graduate programs, with emphasis on minority students. It also includes programmatic ideas for enhancing the campus climate to better serve the needs of a diverse graduate student population. Analysis focuses on: (1) diversity factors within the campus environment; (2) barriers to success for minority graduate students; (3) methods of conducting a campus environmental audit; (4) the role of faculty in the lives of graduate students; and (5) recommendations for enhancing the campus climate. Special emphasis is placed on mentoring as a way to reduce the marginality of beginning graduate students and enhance their progress in graduate programs. Three appendixes contain an environmental audit, a departmental environmental audit checklist for faculty and students, and a graduate student opinion survey. (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Check Lists, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Engineering, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mentors, Minority Groups, Sciences, Student Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc., P.O. Box 537, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Mathematics, Inc., Notre Dame, IN.; Notre Dame Univ., IN. National Center for Graduate Education for Minorities.
Note: For a related document, see HE 028 189.