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ERIC Number: ED559296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Closing the Loop: The Pay-Off on Your State's Investment. Doctoral Scholars Program
Abraham, Ansley
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
States are investing in their futures through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program, which helps minority Ph.D. students become faculty members. The return on investment? Candidates complete their doctorates faster and serve as role models for the increasingly diverse college students they teach as faculty members. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, "Faculty diversification on college campuses may in fact lead to a higher quality of education for all students, especially minority degree seekers." For 21 years, SREB states have supported the nationally recognized SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program. The program has produced more than 700 Ph.D.s and supports more than 350 matriculating doctoral candidates. The Doctoral Scholars Program demonstrates what SREB states and institutions of higher education can accomplish when they share resources and work together toward a common goal--in this case, to increase the number of minority faculty members on college and university campuses. This report explains how through the Doctoral Scholars Program, SREB states are effectively closing the loop that readies minority Ph.D. scholars for faculty positions.
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail: publications@sreb.org; Web site: http://www.sreb.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board