Tuesday, June 19, 2012

If you are interested in promoting diversity in your social science/policy institution and are curious about successful strategies for cultivating talented undergraduates...

...you might be interested in the findings of this report.
It's an evaluation of the Urban Institute's Summer Academy, which for four years has brought minority undergraduates to the Urban Institute for an intensive 8 week summer program. I was privileged to help supervise student research projects for three of these summers.

It's not just a paint-by-numbers exercise (although I think there are a lot of great ideas in the structure of the Urban Institute program itself that are worth borrowing). You need a committed champion for the program: ours couldn't have happened without Lynette and Ashley.

1 comment:

  1. Where did these "talented undergraduates" come from, Daniel? Did they come from universities half-way across the United States, or were most of these students who worked in the Urban Institute's program already based in the D.C. area? Were the universities they attended of any prestige?


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