ERIC Number: ED448224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Promoting National Minority Leadership in Science and Engineering: A Report on Proposed Actions.
Tapia, Richard; Chubin, Daryl; Lanius, Cynthia
This report is based on a 1999 National Science Foundation (NSF) summit on the future of minority leadership in science and engineering. The summit examined what it would take to create, from among members of ethnic or racial minority groups, leaders with scientific, mathematical, and engineering skills and credentials. The purpose of the summit was to develop an effective action plan to present to universities, industry, government, and funding agencies that would give specific suggestions on ways to develop critical national minority leadership. The summit's discussions revolved around various dimensions of leadership (academic practices, the role of information, career paths, why sponsors matter, and subcultural differences in negotiating social reality). The NSF's role was examined. Proposed actions included: creating a national leadership academy with a fellows program, a site program, and a research and evaluation program; creating a coalition of minority science and technology associations; appointing a federal diversity coordinator; and disseminating this report to anyone interested in the issues addressed. Appended are: a selected bibliography and data sources; a list of summit participants; the meeting evaluation; a framework, "Lack of Minority Leadership: Possible Causes and Plausible Solutions" (Richard Tapia); and Web resources. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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