Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

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2020 Institute for Teaching and Mentoring

October 29-November 1, 2020
Marriott Water Street
Tampa, Florida

The Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, a four-day conference, has become the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country. Now in its 27th year, the Institute gives the issue of faculty diversity a national focus and provides minority scholars with the strategies necessary to survive the rigors of graduate school, earn the doctoral degree and succeed as members of the professoriate.

2020 Institute for Teaching and Mentoring
Video highlights from the 2018 Institute

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View the full 2019 Institute Program Agenda

News SREB News Release

University of Nevada-Reno Faculty Member Wins National Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Kelly CrossKelly Cross, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, was awarded one of six national Faculty Mentor of the Year awards at the 26th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in October in Atlanta, Georgia. The Institute is the nation’s largest annual gathering of underrepresented Ph.D. students and college faculty members of color.

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Penn State Faculty Member Wins Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Michael Eracleous Michael Eracleous, a professor in the department of astronomy & astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University, was awarded one of six national Faculty Mentor of the Year awards at the 26th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in October in Atlanta, Georgia. The Institute is the nation’s largest annual gathering of underrepresented Ph.D. students and college faculty members of color.

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Doctoral student Kelvin Smith with mentor Dr. Martha Grover

Georgia Tech Faculty Member Wins National Faculty of the Year Award

Martha Grover, a professor and associate chair for graduate studies in the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, was awarded one of six national Faculty Mentor of the Year awards at the 26th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in October in Atlanta, Georgia. The Institute is the nation’s largest annual gathering of underrepresented Ph.D. students and college faculty members of color.

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Dr. Levon Esters

Purdue University Faculty Member Wins National Faculty of the Year Award

Levon T. Esters, an associate professor of agricultural sciences education and communication, was awarded one of six national Faculty Mentor of the Year awards at the 26th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in October in Atlanta, Georgia. The Institute is the nation’s largest annual gathering of underrepresented Ph.D. students and college faculty members of color.

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Dr. Mukti Rana and NASA scholar Jessica Patel

Delaware State University Faculty Member Wins National Mentor of the Year Award

Mukti Rana, a professor of engineering and director of the Optical Science Center for Applied Research, was awarded one of six national Faculty Mentor of the Year awards at the 26th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in October in Atlanta, Georgia. The Institute is the nation’s largest annual gathering of underrepresented Ph.D. students and college faculty members of color.

Publication September 20196 pages(19E07)
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Increasing Faculty Diversity
Study Shows Annual Institute Is an Effective Strategy

A study funded by the National Science Foundation now confirms the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring’s effectiveness in its mission of increasing the diversity of faculty on U.S. campuses, proving it an excellent complement to university doctoral training. This publication summarizes results of the full study, which surveyed nearly 2,000 participants of the Institute from 2011 to 2016 and compared the results against data from the Survey of Doctorate Recipients for a national benchmark of Ph.D. graduates. 

Publication August 2018
Evaluation Report for the Southern Regional Education Board State-Doctoral Scholars Program. Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, 2011-2016. David F. Feldon, Ph.D. With funding from the National Science Foundation. August 2018

Evaluation Report
Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, 2011-16

With funding from the National Science Foundation, a 2018 study surveyed nearly 2,000 participants of the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring from 2011 to 2016 and compared the results against data from the Survey of Doctorate Recipients for a national benchmark of Ph.D. graduates. David Feldon conducted the study with a grant from the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Division of Human Resource Development.

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Dr. Brian Walton

‘I almost wasn’t’: Ph.D. graduates, experts urge self-care

A critical topic that often gets overlooked in the drive to earn a Ph.D.: taking care of yourself.

The issue was on full, courageous display at the 2018 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of underrepresented Ph.D. students and graduates of color. At the banquet celebrating the previous year’s newly minted graduates, many spoke of their emotional and health struggles during their long journey to the doctorate.

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Sloan Foundation’s Elizabeth Boylan Honored with Frank Abbott Award

Dr. Elizabeth S. Boylan receives Frank Abbott Award.

Elizabeth S. Boylan, director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s programs on STEM higher education, was honored with the 2018 Frank Abbott Award at the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in October in Arlington, Virginia.

Since joining Sloan in 2011, Dr. Boylan has been responsible for the attendance of more than 1,000 Sloan scholars at the Institute and leads the design of a number of sessions at the event.

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University of Arkansas Faculty Member Wins National Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Ana Julia Bridges (center) wins  Faculty Mentor of the Year award. Ana Julia Bridges, an associate professor in the University of Arkansas department of psychological science, was awarded one of two national Faculty Mentor of the Year awards at the 25th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in October in Arlington, Virginia. The Institute is the nation’s largest annual gathering of underrepresented Ph.D. students and college faculty members of color.

Blog post Dr. Robert (Bob) Belle, Associate Director, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program
Dr. Robert (Bob) Belle poses for a photo behind a microphone.

Reflecting on 25 years
of the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring

As one of only three people who have attended every Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Dr. Robert (Bob) Belle, the longtime associate director of the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, reflects on the Institute’s growth and importance, marking the 25th year of the conference.

Publication October 201816 pages18E04

Changing the face of college faculty
25 Years of Increasing Faculty Diversity

SREB’s Doctoral Scholars Program is marking its 25th year of service to the South and the nation, having helped nearly 1,000 underrepresented students of color graduate with a Ph.D. Another 400 doctoral students are now working on a Ph.D. through the program. Nearly three out of four graduates of the program are teaching in college classrooms, in 43 states and counting. Despite this progress, the situation remains dire. Major shortages of faculty members of color persist, as many older professors retire and the nation’s student demographics continue to shift substantially.