The University of California's (UC) reputation as a premier research and teaching institution rests on its capacity to attract and retain students and scholars who reflect the rich diversity of California and the nation. Recognizing the unique and important contributions that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) make to the academy, our nation, and the world, the UC has launched the UC–HBCU Initiative. This program encourages collaboration and cooperation among UC and HBCU faculty and students. The purpose is to improve the representation of HBCU students in UC graduate programs, particularly Ph.D. programs, by investing in relationships between UC institutions and HBCUs. For more information about the UC–HBCU Initiative, including highlights from the UCSB–FAMU Scholars Program, watch this VIDEO.
UCSB–FAMU Partnership: Connecting Networks, Expanding Opportunities
The UC Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC), in partnership with the Department of Black Studies and Center for Black Studies Research at UC Santa Barbara and the College of Education at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida, will coordinate the UCSB–FAMU Partnership as part of the UC–HBCU Initiative. This program will build an academic network between UCSB and FAMU and will include a Summer Research and Graduate Admission Pathways Program: the UCSB–FAMU Educational Evaluation Research Scholars Program.
UCSB–FAMU Educational Evaluation Research Scholars Program
The Educational Evaluation Research Scholars Program offers an excellent opportunity for FAMU students to participate in a 7-week summer program that will provide academic and co-curricular activities designed to train students in educational evaluation, prepare them for doctoral work, and encourage them to consider a UC graduate program by exposing them to the many opportunities and networks the UC has to offer. During the program Scholars will have the opportunity to engage with UCSB faculty and students, interact with members of the 6 other UCEC campuses, develop and foster research in education and educational evaluation, and take part in academic and career development opportunities.
For more information about the UCSB–FAMU Educational Evaluation Research Scholars Program, read the press release, program details, 2012 Scholar biographies, and the Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines.