Nominations Due by June 11th, 2018
The UCEA Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Program Advisory Committee is calling for nominees for scholars for the 2018-2020 Jackson Scholars cohort (a two-year term). The program recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and has over three hundred alumni. Nominators are encouraged to nominate doctoral students who are completing their second year of their programs.
The Jackson Scholars Network develops future faculty of color with high promise and ability for the field of educational leadership and policy. In the structured mentoring program feature, scholars are matched with experienced faculty mentors who provide guidance in professional development, a model for students to reference when assuming mentor roles, and opportunities for networking. Mentors may also serve as a sounding board for scholars as they navigate the phases of dissertation development, a research agenda, and publication in preparation for their entry into higher education. In the networking program feature, nominating UCEA institutions provide registration, travel, lodging, and meal funding for scholars to attend two UCEA annual conventions and two AERA annual meetings where the scholars engage in networking with guidance from mentors.
The institutional benefits of participation in the Jackson Scholars Network include possible increased graduation rates and/or time to degree for Jackson Scholars, and greater success in being hired as a result of the mentoring and training.
Who can nominate:
Deans and Plenum Session Representatives (PSR) of a UCEA member institution (no self-nominations)
How (Part I):
Review the Memorandum of Understanding for Jackson Scholars with both a department head and with the nominee. The Memorandum of Understanding is available in the following link: http://www.ucea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MEMORANDUM-OF-UNDERSTANDING-Scholars-18_20amn.docx
The institution should be able to cover the costs defined therein, and the nominee should be available and willing to attend the networking events 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 (Part II):
To proceed with formally nominating a candidate and declaring financial responsibility, kindly navigate to the following link: https://members.ucea.org/jackson/scholar_nominations
The May 31 deadline has been extended to June 11 , 2018.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (434) 243-1041 with questions