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  • 1.  
  • 2. 2 nd Annual McNair Scholars Retreat Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ May 17 th , 2011
  • 3. 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
  • 4.
    • 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
  • 5. What services do we provide?
    • Conducting research with a faculty mentor
    • Graduate school admission assistance
    • GRE preparation assistance
    • Information literacy (collaborating with the
    • Library)
  • 6. 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
  • 7. What services do we provide?
    • Assistance with graduate school visits
    • Graduate school application fee waivers
    • Assistance with disseminating research
    • findings
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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*
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. Excellence and scholarship are in your DNA
  • 19.
    • 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

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