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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 1 INTRODUCTION 5 2 PROGRAM GOALS 7 Numerical Goals, 7 Why the Ph.D.?, 9 Idealistic Goals, 10 Long-Term Goal, 11 3 PROGRAM DESIGN (STRUCTURE) 13 Overview of the Program, 13 Structure: National Scholars Consortia, 14 The Consortium Partners, 16 Vertical Linkages, 17 Structure: National Scholars Coordinating Council, 23 Discussion Issues, 25 4 PROGRAM DESIGN (PROGRAM ELEMENTS) 31 Introduction, 31 Nature of the Undergraduate Academic Program, 32 "Non-Negotiable" Program Elements, 33 Recruitment, 46 5 ADMINISTRATIVE ELEMENTS 49 Student Financial Support, 49 Program Evaluation, 54
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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN 6 SELECTION CRITERIA (STUDENTS AND CONSORTIA) 59 Selection of Students, 59 Selection of Graduate Students, 62 Selection of Consortia, 62 Discussion Issues, 63 7 NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 69 Estimated Number of Participants, 69 Discussion Issues, 70 8 PROGRAM COSTS 75 Introduction, 75 Student Support, 75 Prefreshman Summer Bridge Program, 79 Direct Program Costs, 79 National Scholars Coordinating Council, 80 Phase-In of Consortia, 80 Summary of Cost Estimates, 81 9 RECOMMENDATIONS 83 Program Goals, 83 Organizational Structure, 84 Program Elements, 84 Number of Participants, 85 Costs, 85 Next Steps, 86 BIBLIOGRAPHY 87 APPENDIX A: Annual Cost Estimates: Years 1 through 12 105 APPENDIX B: Doctoral Degrees Awarded 111 Table B1: Number of Doctorates Awarded by Race/Ethnicity, by Selected Broad Field, 1976-1994 Table B2: Doctorates Awarded by Race/Ethnicity and Broad Field, 1994 Table B3: Number of Doctorates in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering Awarded to Selected Minority Groups APPENDIX C: National Scholars Program Committee Biographical Sketches 115 APPENDIX D: List of Acronyms 119