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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
PA-7: Support for Future Faculty Diversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Liz Davey
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution administer and/or participate in a program or programs to help build a diverse faculty that meet the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty:

Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation at Tulane University (LAMP): In coordination with the Center for Engaged Learning at Tulane (CELT), LAMP formed the LAMP Scholars Program to increase the number of minority STEM students participating in lab research at Tulane. CELT and LAMP recognize the importance of undergraduate participation in Tulane's research culture and the benefits of working with faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Each semester student researchers and faculty mentors will be selected from all STEM disciplines to work together on research projects. Student learning objectives include application of advanced research skills and activities, improvement of communication and presentation skills, increased intellectual curiosity, confidence, and motivation, clearer understanding of career interests, undergraduate retention and the increased likelihood to pursue graduate/advanced degrees. Faculty learning objectives include enhanced understanding of effective mentoring and the likelihood to continue to conduct research with the participation of minority STEM undergraduate students.

Board of Regents/Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Graduate Fellowships: Tulane University has received a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to fund 4-year fellowships for minority doctoral students. The fellowships, which are available to minority students in good standing in every Tulane Ph.D. program, provide generous stipends, tuition remission and other benefits. In addition to a fellowship package provided by Tulane University, a BOR/SREB Fellow will be a member of the Southern Regional Conference Board's Doctoral Scholars program, which includes additional benefits. http://tulane.edu/celt/research/gradstudents_index.cfm


The website URL where more information about the faculty diversity program(s) is available :

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.