Faculty Advisers Needed for Pre-Doctoral Program

The California State University is urging faculty to become student advisers in the California Pre-Doctoral Program.

The program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. A special emphasis is placed on increasing the number of CSU students who enter graduate programs at one of the University of California institutions. Each of the applicants selected will be designated a Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar and will work closely with a faculty sponsor to develop a plan to ultimately enroll in a doctoral program.

Under the guidance of the faculty adviser, students will receive funding to become acquainted with information about academic careers, appropriate journal subscriptions and learning experiences. Travel funds will allow the student and faculty sponsor to visit U.S. doctoral-granting institutions and an opportunity to apply for a fully funded summer research internship in doctoral-level work.

All student and faculty sponsor applications must be received at the home campus no later than 5 p.m. on April 1.

For information on program eligibility requirements or to become a pre-doctoral adviser, call Lucy Carreras, senior analyst of Academic Programs, at (909) 869-3330 or visit www.calstate.edu/predoc/advisors.shtml.