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Engaging Diversity: Pathways to Bioethics for Minority Students

Honors College

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
N/A

Contact Information
Wolf, Leslie
lwolf@gsu.edu
404-413-9035

Address
85 Park Place N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
College of Law

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Private Foundation

Overview

This project offers a model undergraduate bioethics course through the Honors College designed to engage high-achieving undergraduates from disadvantaged minority backgrounds in the study of bioethics in ways that have particular salience to their communities, while facilitating and supporting post-graduate study.

Benefits

The course is a 3 credit course in the Honors College. There is also the opportunity for a summer research position with a stipend.

Supplemental Materials

Engaging Diversity Full Application

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Other, open to all Honors College Students

Race/Ethnic Group
Other, Open to all Honors College Students

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2019

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

Research Components and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Student or faculty stipend/compensation

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The project proposed having students participate in a paid summer research opportunity (although COVID-19 impacted the first summer)

Self-efficacy Emphasis

This is a seminar course that reinforces students’ expertise while developing understanding of bioethics principles; mentoring planned through research experience

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The course specifically focuses on the need for diverse voices and perspectives in bioethics discussions and the value of the students’ own perspectives

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

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

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, 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

Evaluation Methods

program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

completion of a course(s),conducting research (e.g., course-based, laboratory-based, apprentice-based, discovery-based)

Outcome Milestones

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Key Performance Indicators

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Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2019

Number Served
0-50

Notable Alumni

Research Components and Activities

Mentored research experience(s), Student or faculty stipend/compensation

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The project proposed having students participate in a paid summer research opportunity (although COVID-19 impacted the first summer)

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

This is a seminar course that reinforces students’ expertise while developing understanding of bioethics principles; mentoring planned through research experience

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

The course specifically focuses on the need for diverse voices and perspectives in bioethics discussions and the value of the students’ own perspectives

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Not Applicable

Participant Empowerment

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

Mentoring Components

Mentors provide support with academic or discipline specific knowledge through direct teaching, 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

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

program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

completion of a course(s),conducting research (e.g., course-based, laboratory-based, apprentice-based, discovery-based)