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Catalyzing Research on Geographies of Broadening Participation

Participant Briefing Papers

Below are the discussion papers received by competively selected participants to the AAG's research project on broadening participation. In preparation for the creative scholarly retreat, participants have prepared short, 3-5 page briefing papers that respond to the context of the program, describing how to extend state-of-the-art knowledge and experience from their respective subfield to advance what we know about increasing the numbers of underrepresented populations in higher education, especially geography and the spatial sciences.

 



 

See also the Reader for contextual information and background on broadening participation.

 

Contents

Geographies of Broadening Participation

GBP Application

Catalyzing Research on Geographies of Broadening Participation Participant Briefing Papers

Catalyst Research and Writing

Catalyzing GBP Project Goals:

  • To identify, engage, and support a group of scholars in geography and the spatial sciences working to improve our understanding for enhancing diversity, broadening participation, and promoting inclusion of underrepresented populations in higher education and academe

  • To develop a collective disciplinary agenda to initiate, guide, and strengthen research on Geographies of Broadening Participation

  • To contribute the significant and diverse intellectual perspectives and intellectual leadership of geography towards an emerging Science of Broadening Participation.

OUTCOMES

  • Research agenda for geography and the spatial sciences to enrich SBP
  • Papers on geographical perspectives on SBP
  • Dissemination to the geography and spatial sciences and broader scientific community.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Principal Investigators: Dr. Patricia Solís, AAG Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives (PI), Dr. Jean McKendry, AAG Senior Researcher, (co-PI) ; Senior Personnel: Dr. Ken Foote, University of Colorado, Dr. Jim Ketchum, AAG Special Projects Coordinator, Dr. Douglas Richardson, AAG Executive Director, Dr. Rickie Sanders, Temple University, Dr. Michael Solem, AAG Director of Educational Affairs, Dr. Rebecca Torres, University of Texas at Austin, Dr. May Yuan, University of Oklahoma.

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