ERIC Number: ED397763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Enhancing the Minority Presence in Graduate Education VI: Catalyst for Success: The Summer Research Opportunity Program.
Gaffney, Nancy A., Ed.
This report summarizes information and discussion from a 1993 workshop on the Summer Research Opportunities Programs (SROPs). These programs are designed to enhance doctoral research opportunities and mentoring for minority graduate students. The present publication is intended to serve as a guide for those wishing to develop or strengthen SROPs on their campuses. It looks at the following aspects of the programs: organization and administration (infrastructure, staffing, articulation of objectives and expectations); scope and eligibility; faculty involvement; outreach and student recruitment; student selection; faculty-student matching; design of program activities (workshops, field trips, research reports, and concluding banquet); and program evaluation. Guidelines are also presented for the faculty's role, for establishing the parameters of student participation, and for building institutional capacity for SROPs. Elements of a successful program are enumerated. Appended materials include the agenda of the 1993 workshop and a list of workshop participants and institutional affiliations. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Faculty, Conferences, Eligibility, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mentors, Minority Groups, Program Administration, Program Design, Research Projects, Student Recruitment, Student Research, Student Role, Summer Programs, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
Council of Graduate Schools, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036-1173 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.