Post

Measuring Diversity: An Evaluation Guide for STEM Graduate Program Leaders
A new guide from NSF and AAAS to help universities evaluate their efforts

With many U.S. universities working to recruit and support minority graduate students, the AAAS, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, has issued a new guide offering detailed advice and practical tools to help administrators evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts.

“Measuring Diversity: An Evaluation Guide for STEM Graduate Program Leaders” has a simple premise: A high rate of students from underrepresented minority groups leave graduate-level studies before completing advanced degrees, but especially at a time of rising global competition, that represents a significant and costly loss of talent and potential.

“Measuring Diversity,” issued by AAAS and based on work with the National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), is available in paperback or online. The 83-page guide offers a detailed framework for evaluating graduate level programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, along with practical tools that focus on key areas of evaluation.

Learn more about the NSF’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP).

See a list of the AGEP universities that produced the largest numbers of minority Ph.Ds in 2009.

Commands