Doctoral students and early career faculty may feel intimidated
when meeting with professors or colleagues and should be prepared
to advocate for themselves. This webinar was
an interactive discussion featuring tips to prepare for
challenging conversations and building confidence to overcome the
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumni discussed the
importance of prioritizing self-care and mental health on the
rigorous Ph.D. journey. Scholars and faculty shared therapeutic
resources and tools and answered questions on the importance of
social support systems and the role culture plays.
In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumna and
Bob Belle Service Grant recipients Drs. Myrtede Alfred, Karin
Block-Cora and Cheryl Swanier shared their expertise on several
topics, including steps to conceptualizing an initiative,
organizing an initiative from an existing practice, how to
leverage funding and build relationships with similar programs,
and the connection between service and the tenure-track.
In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumna
Drs. Whitney McCoy and Janeen Perry-Campbell led the panel
discussion on defending the dissertation in a virtual
environment. Panelists shared their experiences defending
online, offered key preparation tips surrounding the rules
in a virtual environment and answered attendee questions.
In Part 1 of our Tenure webinar series, SREB-State Doctoral
Scholars Program alumni panelists discussed the basics of the
tenure and promotion process, answered common questions and
provided insights based on their own experiences.
In Part 2 of our Tenure webinar series, SREB-State Doctoral
Scholars Program alumni panelists discussed the relationship
between tenure and faculty diversity, highlighting the current
national discussion about high profile tenure cases.
In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program
alumni discussed why addressing the student debt crisis is a
key component of diversifying the graduate school pipeline and
ultimately diversifying the professoriate, as well as thoughts on
how systemic policy change can help address this issue.
Mentorship serves as a crucial support for students as they
navigate graduate school and enter the professoriate. But
understanding how to build a strong mentor/mentee relationship
isn’t always easy. Featuring former SREB-State Doctoral Scholars
Program Faculty Mentor of the Year award winners in conversation
with their mentees, this webinar featured advice on how to
get the most out of a mentoring relationship from both
In this webinar, SREB-DSP alumni from across the higher education
spectrum discussed the importance of faculty diversity and shared
thoughts on how institutions can better retain diverse graduate
students and faculty.
In this webinar, panelists from across the higher education
spectrum discussed the importance of faculty diversity and
shared thoughts on how institutions can better recruit diverse
graduate students and faculty.
This conversation-oriented panel brought together former
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program graduates to share their
experiences and advice on navigating graduate school and academia
as a mom of color. Panelists discussed a variety of topics
including how to advocate for resources as a new mom, how to
address childcare challenges, resources to seek out within your
institution, how to build a supportive network/community, and how
to juggle school and life.
Transitioning from doctoral student to professor can be both
exciting and challenging. In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral
Scholars Program alumni discussed their experiences navigating
the transition into the professoriate. The panelists also
provided advice on how to adjust to your new role, continue to
grow your professional skills and balance service and academic
This year has brought huge shifts to higher education as institutions and students attempt to grapple with pursuing postsecondary degrees in the midst of an international public health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant and unprecedented challenges to graduate students at every stage of their studies.
In summer 2016, six pairs of SREB Doctoral Scholars entered the
StoryCorps Atlanta booth to talk about their experiences as
minority Ph.D. scholars and graduates in higher education. One
pair discussed their struggles with isolationism and impostor
syndrome; another spoke of the impact their research has had on
their development not just as students, but as individuals who
care deeply about the people they are serving. Nanette, a DSP
graduate, sat down with her daughter Alyssa to share their
experiences with mentorship. Dr.
Today, a third of students entering American universities are
minorities, yet among the faculty fewer than 1 in 10 is
someone of color. Who stands at the front of the room matters.
The SREB DSP looks to address the issue of faculty diversity
on college campuses by increasing graduates, supporting
public service projects of graduates and acknowledging the
research interest of DSP scholars.
See how the SREB DSP is helping states meet this need.
Chanell Turner, Publications and Programming Assistant for the Doctoral Scholars Program, talks with former SREB President Mark Musick as he remembers former SREB Vice Chair Charlie Reed’s impact on the Doctoral Scholars Program and his passion for education.
A major component of the Ph.D. and any postdoctoral career is
research. However, some doctoral scholars and graduates find it
difficult to secure funding for research projects and
publications. Below is a list of research funding
The American Physical Society created a detailed diversity hiring
and retention plan to assist hiring committees that are
seeking to fill faculty vacancies. Even though the organization
promotes physical science education, the plan is written so that
it can be used by any department.