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Boyd, Angela; Blue, Yolanda; Im, Suzanne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The purpose of this research was to evaluate academic library residency programs that successfully recruit and retain academic librarians of color. This study examines library residencies in the United States and discusses findings of two nationwide surveys. One survey posed questions to residents about the structure of their residencies, aspects…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover
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James, Sylvia M.; Singer, Susan R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a long history of investment in broadening participation (BP) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. A review of past NSF BP efforts provides insights into how the portfolio of programs and activities has evolved and the broad array of innovative strategies that has been…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, National Organizations
Council on Social Work Education, 2013
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members as well as 685 graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is…
Descriptors: Social Work, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
US Congress, 2011
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358) was put in place to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents; (2) Sec. 2. Definitions; and (3)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Computation, Research and Development, Innovation
Cooper, Kenneth J. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Jose Lopez is an assistant professor of physics at Saint Peter's College, a Catholic school in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he has been on the tenure track since receiving his Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2005. Essential to the completion of his doctoral work was a fellowship from the state designed to increase faculty diversity…
Descriptors: Careers, Catholic Schools, Private Colleges, Diversity (Faculty)
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Janairo, Rolland R.; Holm, Just; Jordan, Theresa; Wright, Nida S. – Young Children, 2010
Men matter to young children. Furthermore, people can see that men care about children. Men are, in fact, rare in early education and care settings. Nationally, men comprise 5 percent of the child care workforce and 2.2 percent of preschool and kindergarten teachers. A representative, diverse workforce that promotes professional opportunities…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Laws, Young Children, Kindergarten
Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
National Science Foundation, 2009
"Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering" provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information source; it offers no endorsement of or recommendations…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Employment, Females, Disabilities
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Despite U.S. higher education facing a wave of retirements by older baby boomer and World War II-era born professors, there remain large pockets in the academic work force, such as life science faculties at research universities and humanities/social science faculties across all of academia, where tenure-track jobs are scarce and the market is…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Tenure, College Faculty
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Dawkins, Marvin P. – Journal of Negro Education, 2006
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program (MDFP) in Florida addresses the issue of under-representation of African American doctorates by adopting a "seamless" approach in supporting African-Americans pursuing a doctoral degree and beyond. The success of the MDFP suggests a need to reconsider graduate support for minority students that…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Minority Groups, Fellowships, Graduate Students
Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2004
The basic objective of the Kellogg MSI Leadership Fellows Program is to develop a new cadre of skilled leaders who understand the unique and important context of leadership for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). These institutions have taken on responsibility for educating large numbers of students of color. A college or university is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Futures (of Society)
Hesser, Phillip, Ed. – Academy for Educational Development, 2004
For people concerned with the future of diversity in the United States, the month of June 2003 was a momentous watershed. Nearly four decades earlier, President Lyndon B. Johnson first advocated affirmative action as a means to "seek not just freedom, but opportunity." June 2003 also saw the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Public Service, Diversity (Institutional), Student Diversity
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2001
Describes how after 13 years, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is beginning to see the returns on its investment as the Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship program becomes one of the premier pipelines for producing minority doctorates. (EV)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Minority Groups, Program Effectiveness
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Inst., Washington, DC. – 2000
This directory aims to make Latino youth aware of various fellowships, internships, and scholarships available to finance their higher education. The three sections are each arranged alphabetically by organization name. Each entry contains a brief description and contact information, including Web site address. Approximately 50 fellowships are…
Descriptors: College Students, Fellowships, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students
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