IDEA Center Basic vs. Premiere Center Committee Members Lelli Van Den Einde, Chair Farhat Beg, Secretary Pedro Cabrales CK Cheng Lisa French Tara Javidi Erica Kosa Espoir M Kyubwa Terrence Mayes Hared Ochoa Ebonee Williams Meetings July 20, 2010 – Kick-off meeting August 3, 2010 August 17, 2010 September 2, 2010 September 14, 2010 September 24, 2010 October 5, 2010 Activities Developed Mission Statement Researched existing diversity centers and programs University of Colorado, Boulder University of Texas Cornell UCLA UC Berkeley University of Virginia USC University of Tennessee, Knoxville MIT Developed proposal for Basic and Premiere levels Mission Statement The IDEA Center promotes Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, and Advancement among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff across the Jacobs School of Engineering. With a focus on outreach, recruitment, retention, and graduation, the center supports the mission of the Jacobs School by fostering the growth of diverse innovative technology leaders for today’s global society. IDEA Center Structure Four main divisions: Outreach and Recruitment Professional Development and Retention Research Health and Wellness Basic vs. Premiere Center Basic center: minimum level of effort needed to really make a difference Bare bone activities would only be a band-aid Premiere center: more ambitious set of activities requiring significantly more funds Basic Center + more… Outreach and Recruitment Basic Center Premiere Center K-14 outreach: Centralized coordination of existing departmental activities Development of additional multidisciplinary outreach efforts Collaboration with COSMOS Expansion of COSMOS (more students, scholarships, assist in selection of students) Research Expo for High School Teachers: integrated with Jacobs Research Expo; including workshop to train teachers on research related activities for the classroom Undergraduate Student Recruitment: targeting high school and comm. colleges Graduate Student Recruitment: outreach to successful diversity centers Faculty and Post-Doc Recruitment: Center Faculty and Post-Doc Recruitment: Funds helps identify good candidates for hosting candidates; recruitment of visiting scholars, post docs, and students to focus on diversity research Professional Development & Retention Bridge Programs Basic Center Premiere Center Pre-freshman year prep Third year (retention) prep ENG 1A: required course Freshman Cohorts Red Shirt Program (maybe) Professional Development & Retention Academic Excellence Basic Center Premiere Center Tutoring Faculty Mentoring (center connects students with faculty volunteers who care about diversity) Faculty Mentoring (Department faculty diversity coordinator conducts 1 on 1 mentorship and is compensated) IDEA academic excellence awards recognizing academic achievement ($2500 for one student per department, honored at end of year banquet) IDEA Scholars (variable scholarships) Peer mentoring: Coordinator matches incoming student with upper level student 5 Distinguished Scholars ($25K/year) Professional Development & Retention Academic Excellence, Contd. Basic Center Premiere Center Resource Center (centralizing Jacobs School’s collective diversity effort through website clearinghouse) Academic Job Workshops for Ugrad and Grad Students, Post-docs, Faculty Enhancing the Educational Experience Diversity events (Center develop own (Weekly networking hour, extended lecture social, educational, and philanthropic series run by IDEA scholars, breakfast events that promote diversity) with Industry, Leadership Training) Professional Development & Retention Academic Excellence, Contd. Basic Center Premiere Center Diversity events (Leverage and promote events sponsored by UCSD cross-cultural center) The IDEA Summit (Bring together an international group comprised of leading citizens, politicians, artists, academics, students and community members to focus on finding solutions to one or more topic that relate to inclusion, diversity, engineering excellence or advancement) Distinguished Professors Distinguished Fellows Research Basic Center Premiere Center Summer volunteer program (hands-on research for ugrads with UCSD faculty) Grant proposals: Coordinate high school teacher/student involvement in research; Support faculty with calls for proposals in general research grants Grant proposals: Idea Fellows (grad fellowships, first year funding) Distinguished Fellows (full funding for 3 years) Support faculty with calls for proposal in diversity research grants Scholarships for travel to conferences (grad and faculty) Visiting Scholars (providing small amount of dollars as supplement to give lectures for seminar series) Distinguished Visiting Professorships (full funding for minimum 3 months) Diversity Research Basic Center Premiere Center Devise matrices to measure quality of diversity research Explore methodology, policy, strategies to improve diversity in organizations Research history of diversity and future trends Study regulations, practices and utilities to erase barriers for handicaps Serve as consulting center to resolve diversity issues Seminar series related to diversity research (Visiting Professors in Residence requirement) Health & Wellness Basic Center Premiere Center Counseling Services Staff Web information on stress management, time management, mental health awareness, financial management, wellness, holistic health Workshops, web information on stress management, time management, mental health awareness, financial management, wellness, holistic health (for faculty, staff and students) Staffing Requirements Basic Center Premiere Center Director: reporting to dean or associate dean Associate Director for Outreach and Recruitment Associate Director for Professional Development and Retention Program Coordinator for Research Associate Director f or Research 2 AAIII Administrative assistants 3 AAIII administrative assistants Counseling Psychologist (50% time) Associate Director for Health & Wellness Tutor Coordinator Space Requirements Basic Center Premiere Center Office space for director and staff Student lounge Tutoring Space Computer Space New or refurbished Engineering Living and Learning Dorm Building New or refurbished IDEA Center building (ideally connected to dorm building) Thank You Lelli Van Den Einde, Chair Farhat Beg, Secretary Pedro Cabrales CK Cheng Lisa French Tara Javidi Erica Kosa Espoir M Kyubwa Terrence Mayes Hared Ochoa Ebonee Williams & The Dean for sending out the call to action Mission Statement The IDEA Center promotes Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, and Advancement among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff across the Jacobs School of Engineering. With a focus on outreach, recruitment, retention, and graduation, the center supports the mission of the Jacobs School by fostering the growth of diverse innovative technology leaders for today’s global society.