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1 Robert L. Belle, Jr. Ed.D. Director SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program 592 Tenth St., NW Atlanta, GA 30318-5776 Voice: 404-875-9211, ext. 268 Fax:404-872-1477.

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Presentation on theme: "1 Robert L. Belle, Jr. Ed.D. Director SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program 592 Tenth St., NW Atlanta, GA 30318-5776 Voice: 404-875-9211, ext. 268 Fax:404-872-1477."— Presentation transcript:

1 1 Robert L. Belle, Jr. Ed.D. Director SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program 592 Tenth St., NW Atlanta, GA Voice: , ext. 268 Fax:

2 SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program The Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program provides support for minority and underserved students to earn a Ph.D. and become faculty members at a college or university: 2

3 “More than a check and a handshake” 3

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5 Services for Scholars REGULAR SCHOLAR CONTACT Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Orientation, Directory, Program Graduates PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Assistance with conferences when accepted to present MENTORING All scholars must have a mentor, staff members always willing to assist you NETWORKING Orientation, Directories, Annual Institute, Referrals ADVOCACY AND COUNSELING Program designed with your interest in mind/counselor on staff CAREER COUNSELING Experienced staff to assist with career decisions 5

6 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring Started in Largest gathering in America of racial/ethnic minority Ph.D. scholars seeking careers in academia. 6

7 SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program 7

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9 Scholars Attending Institute SREB Scholars Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Scholars National Institute of General Medical Sciences Scholars Gates Millennium Scholars National Science Foundation AGEP Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program Scholars 9

10 SREB Doctoral Scholars Program Participants Milestones Source: 88% retention/graduation 480 program graduates 284 scholars currently matriculating 16 tenured graduates 79% of graduates employed in an educational setting – 97% of them are in higher education 71% of graduates employed within participating SREB states Reduced time-to-degree 4.4 years average (3.3 years average with a masters; 4.6 years average with a postbaccalauretate) 10

11 “You do not teach the paths of a forest to an old gorilla.” 11

12 12 Coping with the changing times Using the Program, “Who Moved my Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

13 13 Hem Do you act like “Hem” in a new situation and wish the change wasn’t happening?

14 14 Haw Can you laugh at yourself for not wanting to change, then move on to explore the maze and come to enjoy the taste of new cheese or do you behave like Haw?

15 15 SNIFF Do you show the behavior of Sniff and look for the early signs of change coming before others are aware of the change?

16 16 Scurry Do you behave like Scurry and see what is needed and take action immediately?

17 17 Who Moved My Cheese? “Cheese” is a symbol for whatever is important to you- the way you do your job, relationships with other people, health, peace of mind, etc. The maze is where You look for “Cheese”- your organization, community or family. What is YOUR Cheese, and where are you looking for IT? Reading the handwriting on the wall The four characters represent how we respond to change. When it comes to change, who are you in the story?

18 18 SNIFF Do you show the behavior of Sniff and look for the early signs of change coming before others are aware of the change?

19 19 Scurry Do you behave like Scurry and see what is needed and take action immediately?

20 THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL Change Happens - They keep moving the cheese Anticipate Change – Get ready for the cheese to move Monitor Change – Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old Adapt to Change Quickly – The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you can enjoy new cheese Change – Move with the cheese Enjoy Change – Savor the Adventure and Enjoy the Taste of new Cheese

21 THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL Be ready To Quickly Change & Enjoy It, Again, And Again They Keep Moving The Cheese

22 Participant’s Guide22 What do you need to let go of in order to succeed in a changing situation? What are you holding on to? If You Do Not Change, You Can Become Extinct! Are you becoming extinct in the old ways you are doing things? Think of some once-powerful companies, individuals or institutions that are now extinct.

23 23 Do you realize there is always New Cheese in the Maze – whether you believe it or not? Where will you find your New Cheese-in a Cheeseless situation or in the maze? It Is Safer To Search In The Maze Than to Remain In A Cheeseless Situation

24 24 What are you afraid of? Why does this frighten you? What would you do differently– in the way you do your job or live your life –if you were completely unafraid? How would these new actions improve your situation?

25 25 How good do you think you will feel when you move beyond your fear to find your New Cheese? What changes are you seeing or hearing about in your department? As a new set of eyes and ears in the organization, what can you suggest to change to be more effective, efficient or customer focused?

26 26 Can you change quickly enough to succeed in a rapidly changing world? What actions can you take soon? The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese The Sooner You Find New Cheese

27 27 What new beliefs about change – like “I can gain from the change”– could you adopt today that would work to your advantage? List some new beliefs you could adopt about change that would work to your advantage.

28 28 Who Are You In The Story? Which character most represents the way you typically deal with change? Why? Sniff? Who can smell the change in the air? Scurry? Who goes into action immediately? Hem? Who does not want to change? “IT’S NOT FAIR! Haw? Who is startled by change, but then laughs at him self and moves on to enjoy new cheese?

29 29 The Sniff, Scurry, Hem & Haw Parts of Ourselves We may have a little bit of each of these characters in us—which we can use to help us deal with change. The Sniff in You: How can you Sniff out change and succeed? Identify a situation where you behaved like a Sniff. The Scurry in You: How can you Scurry into action and succeed? Identify a situation where you behaved like a Scurry.

30 30 The Sniff, Scurry, Hem & Haw Parts of Ourselves The Hem in You: How can you avoid losing like Hem? Identify a situation where you behaved like a Hem The Haw in You: How can you be like Haw and succeed ? Identify a situation where you behaved like Haw.

31 31 “SMELL THE CHEESE OFTEN” MEETINGS 1.What Old Cheese are we holding on to? 2.What could our New Cheese be? 3.What would we do if we weren’t afraid? 4.How will we feel when we find our New Cheese? 5.How can we do things differently to find our New Cheese?

32 32 So you want to be an effective leader…? REMEMBER THIS……….

33 33 “The lead cow (the one in front) gets whipped the most.”

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35 THE NEXT GENERATION

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37 The next generation of TRIO participants will be sitting in these seats!

38 The Green Apple A MINDSET TO GROW & EXCEL “When you’re green you grow, When you’re ripe you rot. May we always stay green.”

39 39 Hem Do you act like “Hem” in a new situation and wish the change wasn’t happening?

40 40 Haw Can you laugh at yourself for not wanting to change, then move on to explore the maze and come to enjoy the taste of new cheese or do you behave like Haw?

41 41 SNIFF Do you show the behavior of Sniff and look for the early signs of change coming before others are aware of the change?

42 42 Scurry Do you behave like Scurry and see what is needed and take action immediately?

43 43 “Always believe that what you do today helps to prepare you for something better tomorrow.” Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor MLK Professor at Rutgers University


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