Our goals are to establish, foster and sustain: 

  • a dynamic forum for School of Education BIPOC doctoral students and collaborators to engage in dialogue about their experiences with research, teaching, public scholarship, and leadership
  • a rich, mutually beneficial learning community among BIPOC graduate students, faculty and staff, and their collaborators
  • strategies to enhance (and deal with stressors associated with) engaging in research, teaching, public scholarship, and leadership activities promoting equity and anti-racism
  • holistic development to support personally meaningful success, effectiveness and well being in the field of education

Engaged BIPOC Scholar-Practitioner Program structure:

  • Cohort-based program of 13-15 graduate students from academic departments/interests across the School of Education
  • Series of 90-minute monthly workshops across academic year, offered in-person and virtually
  • 1:1 mentor/mentee meetings, additional small group and social events
  • Funding and other support for professional development and scholarly engagement including attendance and/or presentation at conference (registration, travel expenses, up to $500/student)

With a mission to recognize, empower, and support the strengths and needs of graduate students of color in the School of Education, this program is open to applicants from all racial, ethnic, and nationality backgrounds.¬†Collectively we seek to advance through concrete action, the vision and mission of the School of Education together with Syracuse University values and commitments to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. The program’s approach and activities are research-informed and responsive to specific calls from education and related professional associations to meet current, pressing and sustained needs in the field.

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