2016 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring Recap

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Dr. Archie Taylor inspired more than 1,000 faculty, scholars, friends and family in Tampa, Florida, at last October’s Institute on Teaching and Mentoring: “Increase your expectation for excellence and decrease your comfort zone.” He along with 34 other graduates from institutions across the country stepped up to the podium to discuss their journeys to the Ph.D. 

Dr. Archie Taylor poses with Dr. Ansley Abraham

2016 Institute Quick Stats

  • 1,109 attendees
  • 260 institutions represented
  • 46 states represented plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.
  • 35 graduates recognized
  • 73 universities represented at the recruitment fair
  • Race/Ethnicity of Students:
    • African American – 56%
    • Hispanic – 22%
    • Caucasian – 13%
    • Asian American – 2%
    • Native American – 2%
    • Other – 5%
  • 108 disciplines represented
  • Fields of study
    • Business and management – 3%
    • Education – 15 %
    • Health professions – 4%
    • Humanities – 7 %
    • Mathematics – 3%
    • Science and technology – 33%
    • Engineering – 19%
    • Social and behavioral sciences – 16 %

Highlights:

  • The Institute introduced the #ILookLikeAPhD campaign at the Institute. DSP encouraged attendees to post photos of themselves with #ILookLikeAPhD to promote diversity in higher education to show that Ph.D. candidates and graduates are of many ethnicities and come from many backgrounds. Check out a few below.
  • Administrators from the University of Notre Dame and Villanova University led a workshop for undergraduate students who are interested in applying for National Science Foundation fellowships. Sessions focused on: writing successful graduate research statements, navigating the college application process, revising application essays and getting support from faculty.

#ILookLikeAPhd Campaign Photo

This year’s Institute will take place October 26-29 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Registration will be open later this summer.