SOE hosts inaugural Holmes Scholars Summit
Program supports underrepresented minority students pursuing careers in education
The School of Education hosted the inaugural VCU Holmes Scholars Fall 2019 Research and Mentorship Summit recently at Oliver Hall. The two-day summit featured sessions and resources to help historically underrepresented black and Latinx students build competencies and share knowledge that will help ensure their success.
Highlights from the summit included sessions on:
- Developing innovative, impactful and fundable research agendas by Dean Andrew Daire
- Writing for publications by Dr. Kaprea Johnson
- Positioning yourself for a doctoral program by current SOE Holmes Scholars
- Strategizing for doctoral student success by SOE iCubed Visiting Scholars
- Navigating the proposal-to-presentation pipeline for conferences by Dr. LaRon Scott
“The VCU Holmes Scholars program provides students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with resources and professional development to best position them for tenure track faculty positions. This conference was a great way for students to develop their research and scholarship interests and skills, learn new strategies for success, and network with other underrepresented minority graduate students and faculty,” said Dean Daire.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Holmes Program supports students from historically underrepresented groups who are pursuing careers in education at AACTE member institutions. Founded in 1991, the Holmes Program provides mentorship, peer support and professional development opportunities for doctoral and master's students.
Learn more about SOE’s Holmes Scholars program.
View the Flickr album of pictures from the summit.