Florida Alliance for Graduate Education in the Professoriate

The Florida Alliance for Graduate Education in the Professoriate (FL-AGEP) is a collaborative research model among Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a historically Black University; University of South Florida, an urban public research university; Florida International University, an urban Hispanic-serving research university (HSI); and Bethune Cookman University, and Florida Memorial University, two additional historically Black universities (HBCUs).

The project’s overall goal is to develop, implement, study, evaluate, disseminate, and sustain a Florida alliance centered on increasing the number and successful outcomes of minority women doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, and early-career faculty in the state of Florida. Objectives of the FL-AGEP include:

Objective 1: develop an alliance model that supports stage-appropriate transitions and advancement of minority women in STEM as faculty.
Objective 2: implement a programmatic model that includes: annual research bootcamps, online mentoring, annual research symposia, and longitudinal faculty development opportunities across alliance institutions.
Objective 3: study and refine the model and its key design components for doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career faculty.

FL-AGEP participants are advanced doctoral, post-doctoral, and early-career minority women faculty, along with senior scholars (tenured faculty) who will learn new strategies for advising and mentoring these individuals, constituting an overall impact of 375 STEM-engaged individuals.

Dr. Allyson Leggett Watson, Dean and Professor of the College of Education, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (PI)

College of Education Website

Email: FMUAGEPCoordinator@famu.edu or allyson.watson@famu.edu
Funded By the National Science Foundation: Award Abstract #1916094

Contact Info

501 Orr Drive
Gore Education Complex, Suite 309
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850-561-2989
F: 850-561-2211

E: FMUAGEPCoordinator@famu.edu or allyson.watson@famu.edu