AGEP - Other Resources
WMU Graduate Center for Research
This is a unique center aimed at helping the individual student complete their graduate work. Workshops, work sessions, and counseling are part of what is offered. http://www.wmich.edu/grad/grad-writingctr.html
WMU Graduate Student Research and Travel Fund is intended to help support either a student’s research project or supply funds to present their research findings at a conference.
Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Programs are intended to help aspiring faculty members prepare for their careers by linking them with experienced faculty at a variety of academic institutions to help the student better understand the potential roles and responsibilities of faculty at these institutions http://www.preparing-faculty.org/.
Qualified WMU AGEP doctoral students can be nominated to attend the Preparing Future Faculty Summer Institute at Howard University. Topics covered in this one week institute may include writing a teaching philosophy, navigating the academic job search, professional networking and teaching/learning strategies. http://www.gs.howard.edu/agep/stem.htm
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program http://www.sreb.org/programs/dsp/AGEP/agepindex.asp supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation has as its goal to increase the likelihood of minority candidates completing a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering or mathematics; and encourages and prepares scholars for a career as a successful college faculty member. Qualified WMU AGEP doctoral students can be nominated to attend the Compact for Faculty Diversity's Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
The National Science Foundation sponsored Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03520/nsf03520.htm is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of underrepresented students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of students interested in, academically qualified for and matriculated into programs of graduate study. The Michigan LSAMP alliance includes the four flagship universities in the state, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2006/01/034.html. The WMU AGEP program plans to work closely with the WMU LSAMP to create a seamless pipeline for undergraduate students to transition into graduate school.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation supports active research participation by undergraduate students in ongoing research programs at a number of different universities across the country www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu. The REU program at WMU is designed as a 10-week summer program that goes beyond the research component to offer students a scientific enriching experience http://www.wmich.edu/nsf-ru.
AGEP Program at Western Michigan University contact information:
Director, Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention
260 Wallwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5242
Tel (269) 387-8212
Fax (269) 387-8232.
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
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