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.Contacts:
Dr. Allyson Leggett Watson, Dean and Professor of the College of Education, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (PI)
College of Education Websitewww.famu.edu/education
Funded By the National Science Foundation: Award Abstract #1916094