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Collaboration With the American Institution for Research to Diversify the Non-Academic Research Work Force

The Graduate School

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Graduate, Postdoctoral

Program Website
N/A

Contact Information
Armistead, Lisa
lparmistead@gsu.edu

Address
100 Auburn Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
Centennial Hall

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

The AIR Pipeline Partnership Program with Georgia State seeks to enhance the diversity and cultural competence of the field by engaging graduate students who reflect the racial, cultural and socioeconomic diversity of the communities that it serves. The program includes three components: support for education and training, mentoring and career advancement and networking and internships.

Benefits

AIR Institute and External Fellows, leadership and internal experts will work with Georgia State’s Graduate School to deliver seminars, workshops and lectures addressing research, education policy, equity, workforce development, health and other relevant topics.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
First Generation, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
Black, Gender, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
05/12/2020

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Seminars and workshops

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Networking and workshops

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

conversational workshops assisting with developing career ideas

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences)

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Institutional alliances, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors exchange social displays of scientific knowledge and practices, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluations offer opportunities for feedback and events provide opportunities for questions

Evaluation Methods

program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, publishing a scholarly work as defined by an academic discipline, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),persistence in research (e.g., applying to other research programs, completing other mentored research experiences)

Outcome Milestones

NA brand new initiative with the 1st event to be held 9/25/2020

Key Performance Indicators

tracking employment

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
05/12/2020

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

Seminars and workshops

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

Networking and workshops

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

conversational workshops assisting with developing career ideas

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences)

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Coaching, Institutional alliances, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors exchange social displays of scientific knowledge and practices, Mentees are given information about academic customs, pitfalls, departmental politics and taboos, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluations offer opportunities for feedback and events provide opportunities for questions

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

program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, publishing a scholarly work as defined by an academic discipline, increasing academic skill area (s),persisting through current degree program, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),persistence in research (e.g., applying to other research programs, completing other mentored research experiences)