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2017 Call for Nominations Mentors

2017 Call for Nomination – Mentors

Nominations are due JUNE 13th, 2017

The Mentoring Program:

The UCEA Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Program Advisory Committee is calling for nominees for mentors for the 2017-2019 Jackson Scholars cohort (a two-year term). This program, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and has over three hundred alumni, develops future faculty of color for the field of educational leadership and policy.  Nominators of mentors are encouraged to consider colleagues who could mentor doctoral students of color during the first and second years of their programs.  

For the structured mentoring program feature, through ongoing media communications and face-to-face visits during the networking program features (see below), mentors will provide guidance in professional development, a model for students to reference when assuming mentor roles, and opportunities for networking.  Mentors may also serve as sounding boards for scholars as they develop their dissertations, research agendas, and publications in preparation for entering the field of higher education.

For the networking program feature, institutions nominating mentors provide registration, travel, lodging, and meal funding for mentors to attend two UCEA annual conventions and two AERA annual meetings where they will 1) guide their scholars to engage in networking 2) attend their scholars’ second year presentations for which they also provide pre- and post-support.

The Procedure:

Who can nominate:

UCEA member institution faculty and faculty of non-UCEA member institutions may nominate.  Self-nominations accepted.

 How to nominate (Part I):

Review the Memorandum of Understanding for Jackson Mentors (click here) with both a department head and with the nominee. The institution should be able to cover the costs defined therein, and the candidate should be available and willing to attend the networking events and scholar presentations discussed.  In some cases, as a result of the preliminary discussions of the Memorandum of Understanding with the department head and the nominee, the nominee may choose to assume some of the costs of the program.

 How to nominate (Part II):

Click HERE to nominate someone today!  Nominations must be received by June 13th, 2017.

Please email ucea@virginia.edu or call (434) 243-1041(434) 243-1041 with questions