Minority Serving Institution Fellowship
Our MSI 2013-2014 Cohort (From L to R):
Art Hernandez, Ana Pinilla, Andrea Guajardo, Denise Gaither-Hardy, Tamara Bertrand, and Edilberto Raynes
Are you a faculty member from a group traditionally under-represented in the applied social sciences? Are you looking for an opportunity to participate in professional development opportunities, expand your professional network, and improve your knowledge and understanding of topics related to evaluation, assessment, and applied research?
The American Evaluation Association (AEA) is now seeking applications from those interested in participating in the 2014-2015 Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Faculty Initiative. This initiative will bring a cohort of faculty from MSIs together throughout the 2014-2015 academic year and into the 2015 summer to participate in webinars, the AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Workshop Series, and the AEA annual conference.
Program Purpose: The overall purpose of the initiative is to increase the participation of evaluators and academics from underrepresented groups in the profession of evaluation and in the American Evaluation Association. The MSI Faculty Initiative identifies this group of potential and practicing evaluators by drawing from faculty at MSIs. The program focuses on:
Program Goals: The goals of the program are to help faculty at MSIs to:
1. Enhance the evaluation activities and/or curriculum in their departments or universities
2. Orient students to evaluation as a career/profession
3. Disseminate information about evaluation and AEA to colleagues; and
4. Expand their knowledge of evaluation.
Program Components: The MSI faculty is expected to participate in the following programmatic components (exact dates are subject to change):
Financial Support: The following financial support is provided to those participating in the MSI Faculty Initiative
Eligibility Requirements: To be considered for the AEA MSI Faculty Initiative, applicants must:
1. Be a full-time faculty member at a Minority Serving Institution within the continental United States and Puerto Rico.
2. Have a course assignment that includes the teaching of an evaluation and/or research methods course within one's academic department,
3. Teach in the education, social/behavioral sciences, physical/natural sciences, or business or non-profit administration,
4. Demonstrate interest (through a written essay) in learning more about evaluation theory, methods, and the profession as well as a commitment to integrating new learning from initiative participation within your class structure,
5. Demonstrate commitment to program participation and completion, including submission of a brief final report on your plans and progress toward enhancing your research and/or evaluation courses.
6. Propose and deliver a final "product" demonstrative of the benefit of participation and contributing to the profession and AEA (e.g. presentation, publication, teaching materials, modules, etc.).
7. Provide a letter of support from the appropriate Department Chair or Dean.
Want to learn more about the MSI Fellowship? Contact MSI Coordinator Art Hernandez via email@example.com.