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Dr Anthony Salandy State of the McNair Program address

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    • 2 nd Annual McNair Scholars Retreat Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ May 17 th , 2011
    • Goal of the McNair Scholars Program
      • To increase the number of Ph.D.s among under-represented segments of our society
      • The Bloomfield College McNair program is designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study
      • Be currently enrolled at Bloomfield College
      • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
      • Be interested in attending graduate school
      • Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
      • Be economically disadvantaged and first-generation college student or a member of a group traditionally under-represented in graduate education
      Eligibility requirements for the McNair Scholars program
    • What services do we provide?
      • Conducting research with a faculty mentor
      • Graduate school admission assistance
      • GRE preparation assistance
      • Information literacy (collaborating with the
      • Library)
    • What services do we provide?
      • Tutoring (collaborating with CAD)
      • Expert assistance in seeking financial aid for GS
      • Up to $2800 in stipend to do conduct research
      • Assistance with travel and participation at
      • professional conferences
    • What services do we provide?
      • Assistance with graduate school visits
      • Graduate school application fee waivers
      • Assistance with disseminating research
      • findings
    • What services do we provide?
      • Assistance honing academic, library research
      • and presentation skills
      • Assistance to improve technical writing skills
      • Peer and faculty mentoring
      • Financial literacy workshops
    • Objectives of the Bloomfield College McNair Scholars program
      • 1. Research: 40% of McNair participants will complete research and scholarly activities that will directly impact their educational progression each McNair Program academic year.
      • 2. Degree attainment: 87% of new participants served in each McNair Program academic year will attain a baccalaureate degree within three (3) years.
    • Objectives of the Bloomfield College McNair Scholars program
      • 3. Post Baccalaureate enrollment: 40% of bachelor’s degree recipients will enroll in a post baccalaureate program by the fall term of the academic year immediately following completion of that degree.
      • 4. Doctoral attainment: 15% of McNair Program participants will attain a doctoral degree within ten (10) years of the attainment of the bachelor’s degree.
    • The 2009 - 2010 and 2010 - 2011 academic years
      • What did we accomplish during 2009 – 2010?
      • - We served 25 students
      • - Male = 4 and Female = 21
      • - Social sciences = 10; Humanities = 5;
      • STEM = 5; Business = 3; Education = 3; CAD = 1
      • - 6 graduates/ 5 are currently enrolled in
      • graduate school (100% persistence to 2 nd yr )
      • - all 6 graduates conducted UG research
    • The 2009 – 2010 and 2010-2011 academic years
      • What did we accomplish in 2010 – 2011?
      • - We have served 22 students thus far
      • - 9 graduating seniors/5 have been accepted
      • to graduate school/3 have decided to
      • postpone graduate school for a year*
      • - NYU, Delaware, University of Alabama-
      • Birmingham, The New School, Rutgers,
      • Georgetown, and MSU
      • - All of our juniors have a secured summer
      • research appointment
    • Noteworthy successes for 2010 – 2011 year
      • 15 scholars presented their research at professional conferences across the U.S.
      • All seniors have conducted school visits
      • Scholars have been accepted to conduct summer research at MIT, PSU, Tufts, Rutgers, MSU, and Bloomfield College
      • Our Scholars have been recognized for their academic excellence by their departments*
    • Noteworthy successes for 2010 – 2011 year
      • We have secured an external funding commitment from a Foundation
      • We met each of our objectives in our annual report to the Federal Government*
      • We have collaborated with other McNair Programs within NJ (i.e., Kean, Rider)
      • Continue to foster an excellent relationship with the LSAMP and SSS programs at BC
    • Noteworthy successes for 2010 – 2011 year
      • We have conducted several real-time webinars for our Scholars*
      • We have engaged our alums to give back to the program
      • Our scholars have been featured in Diverse Education journal
      • Continue to foster an excellent relationship with Career Services
    • Strengths of the Bloomfield College McNair Scholars program
      • We have committed students
      • Our administrations and faculty are committed to the McNair Scholars program
      • We have excellent resources
      • We have a staff that works very hard including our work-study students!
      • We have a U.S. Department of Education and Legislature that are committed to the program
    • Challenges to the continued success of the McNair Scholars program
      • Funding (3% cut in TRIO Programs)*
      • Students upholding their responsibilities to the program
      • Increasing the median score on the GRE
      • Provide services to students transitioning into graduate school
      • Increasing the number of undergraduate research opportunities for our scholars
    • Excellence and scholarship are in your DNA
      • Dr. Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
      • Bloomfield College
      • Dr. Anthony Salandy, Director
      • Ms. Nkemdilim Ukwu, Program Associate
      • LRC room 202/205
      • [email_address]
      • 973.748.9000 X662 or X663
      • http://bloomfield.edu/academics/mcnair/default.aspx