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Andrew Altman Social Justice Scholarship

College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Graduate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Dan Weiskopf
dweiskopf@gsu.edu

Address
25 Park Pl Rm 1616
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
25 Park Place Building(Sun Trust Tower)

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Multiple Sponsors

Overview

The Department of Philosophy aims to recruit and educate a diverse body of undergraduate students and graduate students and to build a faculty that can effectively engage with a diverse student body. The Andrew Altman Social Justice Scholarship supports this mission of the Department by seeking to increase diversity in its MA program. The Scholarship is awarded to a member of the incoming MA class every year who on the basis of their application will make a strong contribution to advancing these goals through their scholarship, teaching, and service.

Benefits

The Scholarship awards MA students a higher stipend than our normal financial support package. In 2021-22 this amount was $15,000, paid for by a combination of departmental and endowed foundation funds.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Humanities

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Ability/Disability, First Generation, Gender, Military/Veteran Status, Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
American Indian, Asian, Black, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
Feb 2021

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

The Award is too new to have alumni yet. This will be updated once they graduate the program.

Research Components and Activities

Not Applicable

Self-efficacy Emphasis

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide resources for ameliorating the historically exclusionary practices of the discipline. Fellows are provided with support commensurate with their abilities and prospects for contributing to this goal.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The Fellowship is aimed to explicitly affirm the identities of its recipients, as well as the strengths that they bring to the program. It does this by providing public recognition of those qualities as well as financial support.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Additional Information

(I was unsure whether this referred to the specific initiative being discussed here or the Philosophy department in general. Many of these are in place in the department generally, but not in the Altman Scholarship specifically. I can provide more details if needed.)

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring Components
Not Applicable

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Altman Scholars are publicly recognized as such, allowing their voices to be centered among their peers and among the departmental faculty.

Evaluation Methods
Not Applicable

Anticipated Participant Outcomes
Not Applicable

Outcome Milestones

The program has just been initiated and so there is not any outcome data yet.

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
Feb 2021

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

The Award is too new to have alumni yet. This will be updated once they graduate the program.

Research Components and Activities

Not Applicable

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide resources for ameliorating the historically exclusionary practices of the discipline. Fellows are provided with support commensurate with their abilities and prospects for contributing to this goal.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

The Fellowship is aimed to explicitly affirm the identities of its recipients, as well as the strengths that they bring to the program. It does this by providing public recognition of those qualities as well as financial support.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Additional Information

(I was unsure whether this referred to the specific initiative being discussed here or the Philosophy department in general. Many of these are in place in the department generally, but not in the Altman Scholarship specifically. I can provide more details if needed.)

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring Components
Not Applicable

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Altman Scholars are publicly recognized as such, allowing their voices to be centered among their peers and among the departmental faculty.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

Not Applicable

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

Not Applicable