IDEA Center - UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

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IDEA Center
Basic vs. Premiere Center
Committee Members
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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
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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.

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