Academic pipeline programs are critical to effectively support the steady increase of diverse students entering the academy. Academic Pipeline Programs: Diversifying Pathways from the Bachelor's to the Professoriate by Georgia State University faculty Dr. Curtis D. Byrd and Dr. Rihana S. Mason describes best practices of successful academic government and privately funded pre-collegiate, collegiate, graduate, and postdoctoral/faculty development pipeline programs. The authors explore 21 hallmark academic pipeline programs using their THRIVE index: Type, History, Research, Inclusion, Identity, Voice, and Expectation. The final chapter of the book offers information for using and starting similar programs. The appendix offers an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) mapped database of programs using the THRIVE index. This book will equip parents, high school counselors, college advisors, faculty, department chairs, and higher education administrators to identify academic pipeline programs that fit their needs. Readers will also learn about how academic pipeline programs are situated within an institutional or organizational change model.
The Georgia State University DEI website's Diversity Database is based off of the research and scholarship that forms the foundation of the book.
Podcasts, Webinars and Articles
Preparing Diverse Students for Success in the Academic and Private Sectors
This podcast series includes discussions with Dr. Byrd and Dr. Mason about the THRIVE index, as well as Dr. Mason's participation in a conversation about the "leaky pipeline" in academia (where researchers forego a traditional tenure-track path for corporate, government or other non-academic jobs), and a discussion where Dr. Mason participates in a conversation and discusses the importance of transparency and vulnerability with students (breaking down the challenges of academia can help encourage and empower scholars on their academic journeys).