October 27, 2008
Minority Scholars Find Encouragement on Path to a Ph.D.
At a four-day conference that ended here Sunday, more than 1,000 minority doctoral students found helpful advice, opportunities to connect, and morale-boosting encouragement meant to help them earn their Ph.D.’s and become college and university professors.
The Compact for Faculty Diversity’s annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring seeks to diversify the ranks of the faculty by creating a pipeline of scholars for the professoriate. Although the percentage of minority