Group Discussion of Case Study II

Strengths:

  • Good research environment (faculty with R01 grants)/students may have opportunity to engage in research

  • Have data

  • Infer¬†institutional commitment due to other URM student support programs

  • Potential student numbers from different schools

  • Diverse student body/URM pool

Weaknesses:

  • Many student development programs, but not good outcomes in sending URMs to PhD programs

  • Don't know baseline

  • Low % of URM students going into PhD

  • No plan¬†with no MGOs (Measurable Goal and Objectives)

  • Low retention and low graduation rates

  • The word "MARC" does not appear in the abstract - questionable

  • Focus on graduate training and not undergraduate