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Northeastern University

To support an intensive, year-long academic leadership program for 40-50 mid-career STEM faculty of color from a consortium of seven Boston-area universities

  • Amount $247,641
  • City Boston, MA
  • Investigator Debra Franko
  • Year 2018
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

This grant provides two years of support for a new multi-institutional leadership development program for mid-career STEM faculty of color in the Boston area. Participating universities include Northeastern University, Boston University, the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Suffolk University, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Successful applicants to the program will attend an initial, four-day workshop that focuses on self-assessment, skills building, and creation of a networked cohort. The workshop will be followed with individualized mentoring by seven institutional leaders about governance and successfully navigating the institutional structure of a university. Finally, participants will develop team projects that they will execute, evaluate, and then present to a group of provosts and deans. All program participants will be tracked for two-years after completion of the program to gauge its effects.

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