The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide promising undergraduates with the knowledge necessary to achieve and successfully obtain a terminal degree. This is done through enhancement workshops, advanced research, a mentoring program, and a supportive atmosphere.
To identify, recruit, and select at least 20 eligible students per year.
As a result of participation, at least 90% of McNair Scholars will complete their undergraduate studies within 3 years of program entry.
As a result of the research experience, 90% of participants will complete research competencies as evaluated by their faculty mentor and McNair staff.
To conduct an individualized assessment of 100% of the McNair Scholars upon entry into the program in order to determine specific academic and other problems that present barriers to success within the university environment.
85% of graduating McNair Scholars will achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above by the time they apply for graduate school.
75% of the graduating McNair Scholars will demonstrate doctoral
study readiness by the end of their program year as assessed by the faculty
mentor, McNair staff and pre-test/post-test graduate school questionnaire.
100% of the McNair Scholars will be assisted in successfully
applying for financial aid, scholarships, fellowships and assistantships for
90% of the graduating McNair Scholars will earn a graduate entrance examination score equal or greater than that required from application to an appropriate graduate program.
To enable at least 75% of graduating McNair Scholars to enroll in a
post baccalaureate program within 2 years of graduation.
To enable 65% of Scholars to earn a doctorate within 10 years of entry into a graduate program.
To ensure that 80% of McNair Scholars attend at least 4 academic enrichment activities and 2 cultural events prior to completion of the program to feel part of the campus and ensure an environment of comfort.