The mission of the State University of New York Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (SUNY AGEP) is to provide an important means of access to qualified underrepresented minority students who are interested in graduate study and careers in the professoriate in science, engineering, and mathematics. SUNY AGEP seeks to enrich student's academic experience by creating an effective network of faculty, students, and administrators who embrace academic excellence and diversity. We believe that these interactions will prove to be a valuable experience, which will aid retention and promote their success.
SUNY AGEP plans to meet program goals by:
- Increasing interest in graduate study through SUNY LSAMP activities and Summer Research Institutes at University Centers and Brookhaven National Lab.
- Improving recruitment of doctoral students through alumni outreach, departmental incentives, recruitment visits, participation in professional conferences, and identification of barriers to admission.
- Improving retention of doctoral students through tracking and intervention by program staff, increasing faculty awareness of diversity issues, and community building among graduate students.
- Increasing the number of students entering the professoriate through the establishment of mentoring programs, providing teaching experiences, and providing opportunities for students to engage in research.