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    Online Appendices for the DIMAC Project


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    Appendix A.  List of Participating Institutions

    Appendix B.  Request for Proposals

    Appendix C.  Selection Committee Membership


    (Titles as of March, 2012)


    Charlotte Kuh

    Deputy Executive Director (retired), Policy and Global Affairs

    National Research Council


    Michael Nettles

    Senior Vice President, Policy Evaluation and Research Center

    Educational Testing Services


    Lewis (Lew) Siegel

    Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Emeritus

    Duke University


    Mark J.T. Smith

    Dean of the Graduate School

    Purdue University


    Janet A. Weiss

    Dean, Rackham Graduate School and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

    University of Michigan


    Appendix D.  List of Site Visit Institutions


    (In the order of visits)


    Spring 2013

    University of South Florida

    University of Central Florida

    Texas A&M University

    New Mexico State University

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Florida International University

    Loyola University of Chicago

    Northwestern University

    Drexel University

    Princeton University

    University of California, San Diego

    University of California, Irvine


    Fall 2013

    University of Iowa

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    North Carolina State University

    Brown University


    Appendix E.  Taxonomy of Fields of Study

    Appendix F.  Data Collection Instrument for Student-level Data

    Appendix G.  Inventory of Policies, Programs and Procedures

    Appendix H.  Instrument for the Doctoral Student Survey

    Appendix I.  Protocol for Student Focus Group Sessions

    Appendix J.  Demographic Information Questionnaire for Student Focus Group Sessions

    Appendix K.  Protocol for Group Interview Sessions with University Personnel

    Appendix L.  Sample Size and Percentage Distributions of 7-year Completion and Attrition Rates Analysis



    Appendix M.  Sample Size and Percentage Distributions of 10-year Completion Rates Analysis



    Appendix N.  An Illustrative List of Programs, Initiatives, and Associations


    Over the course of the DIMAC projects, CGS researchers were made aware of numerous programs, initiatives, and associations at the 21 participating institutions intended to support underrepresented students enrolled in doctoral programs in STEM fields. While some are national initiatives, others are state-, local-, or institution-specific. The following is an illustrative list of programs, initiatives, and associations in alphabetical order.


    Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

    Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

    Bridge to the Doctorate

    California Alliance for Minority Participation

    Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship

    Gates Millennium Scholars

    Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

    Hispanic Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment

    Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

    McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

    McNair Scholars Program

    Mexican American Engineers and Scientists

    Meyerhoff Scholars Program

    Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences

    Minority Science Programs

    National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science

    National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

    National Society of Black Engineers

    NIH Predoctoral Fellowship for Minority Students 

    Princeton Summer Undergraduate research Experience

    Research Experiences for Undergraduates

    Research Initiative for Science and Engineering

    Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

    Society for Women Engineers

    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

    Southern Regional Education Board

    Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society


    Appendix O.  Seven-year URM Doctoral Completion and Attrition Rates by Academic-Year Groups and Selected Student Characteristics

    Appendix P.  Summary of Inventory of Policies, Programs and Procedures


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