Graduate Diversity Networking Dinner & Welcome Reception
All diverse graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Diversity Networking Dinner & Welcome Dinner to network with current students, staff, faculty, and other community members. This event also provides participants with the opportunity to learn about student organizations and campus resources. All UGS Scholars are recognized and presented a certificate. This family friendly event takes place the last week in August.
Travel Award to Institute on Teaching and Mentoring
More than one-third of America's college students are people of color. However, the percentages of college and university faculty who are members of racial/ethnic minority groups are only small fractions of the total. Nationwide, approximately five percent of faculty are African-American, roughly three percent are Hispanic and about one percent are Native American. Indiana University and the Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Program are working to change this.
The goal of the Travel Award to Institute on Teaching and Mentoring is to prepare more minority Ph.D. students who seek careers as college faculty. The Travel Award provides multiple layers of support including career counseling, job postings, counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring and early career support for pre-candidacy doctoral students.
Up to 16 students attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring each year from the Bloomington Campus. The application deadline is in June with students attending the institute in October. For additional information, contact Assistant Dean Bianca Evans-Donaldson.
Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program
Ph.D. students who accept the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) Award will receive an invitation to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring up to three years, whereas Ph.D. students who accept the Dissertation Year Award will be invited to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring for one year. For additional statistics on SREB, visit HERE. We had three students recognized as SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program graduates for 2020 and they are Dr. Henry Castillo, Dr. Naomi Thompson, and Dr. Francesca Williamson. We had five students recognized as 2019 SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program graduates and they are Dr. Aisha Burton, Dr. Davina Two Bears, Dr. Stephanie Huezo, Dr. Kimberly Jenkins, and Dr. Katrina Overby. Academic units interested in supporting a SREB doctoral scholar should contact Assistant Dean Bianca Evans-Donaldson.
WriteNow Summer Session Beta
WriteNow Summer Session Beta is the first program offering graduate students and postdocs this level of access, tailored support, and accountability in the WriteNow platform, an online platform designed to help keep your accountable and achieve major goals of finishing big academic milestones. Up to 20 IUB Ph.D. students are funded to participate in the 12-week WriteNow Summer Session Beta program. Participants will: use the custom WriteNow platform to track and collect data regarding their own writing and research productivity; set and achieve goals related to productivity and self-care; join other participants in small groups to form a community of support for mutual success; and receive tailored support from the NCFDD team. As part of the program, students will have access to these services for 12 Weeks. The cost is $145. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in registering.
**You must be a NCFDD member to access this program, however, all IUB students and postdocs are automatically members as part of the university-wide partnership with NCFDD. **