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We're on the AAAS homepage

At least we are today . I'm not sure how long it will be before we are "old news". Regardless, you can get the story here. Campbell-Kibler Associates (yes that's us) and AAAS have released “Measuring Diversity: An Evaluation Guide for STEM Graduate Program Leaders”. You can get it here and it's free (we like free).

Let me quote:

“This publication emphasizes the importance of not only collecting the right data, but also using it,” said Jessie DeAro, the AGEP program director. “The evaluation of graduate education programs is a critical component for achieving our overall goal of a U.S. STEM workforce that reflects the diversity of the U.S. population. Evaluation can provide answers to important questions such as what is and is not working for different graduate student populations in order to make improvements to graduate education programs.”

“Measuring Diversity” doesn’t tell universities how to keep under-represented minorities in school. Rather, it offers a framework and tools for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of graduate programs. By adapting ideas from the guide, universities also would be able to generate the evaluation data frequently sought by funding organizations, policymakers, and accreditation groups.

There are a series of online tools as well, developed by Tom of course. My plane is about to board, so I'll have to tell you more about them later.