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CB Campus Visits Program announcement

Dear Faculty,

As a reminder to everyone, I am passing along some information I received from Deborah Richie at the Graduate College while we were working on the CB Block grant.

The graduate College will help finance recruitment visits to a department for minority students. Please see the information below.

If you or contacts you might have ( perhaps, faculty teaching advanced undergraduate courses) are aware of minority students (African American, Latina/Latino, and Native American students) that are interested in graduate school, you can work with the department to bring them to CB for a recruiting visit.

The department can sponsor such visits to the tune of $500 and get reimbursed by the Graduate College.

There are also Campus funding opportunities for minority graduate students, once you identify a suitable candidate.


Dave Bunick
From: "Richie, Deborah"
To: "Bunick, David"
CC: "Mikos, Lori Jean"
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 18:05:52 -0500
Subject: FW: Campus Visits Program
Thread-Topic: Campus Visits Program

Here is the information on the campus visit program that was sent in spring semester to our graduate programs. Loris Mikos in the Graduate College is the staff member that coordinates this program, and she’d be happy to provide additional information.


From: Graduate College Directors Mailing List [ mailto:GRAD_DIRECTORS-L@LISTSERV.ILLINOIS.EDU] On Behalf Of Graduate Dean
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 9:24 AM
Subject: [GRAD_DIRECTORS-L] Campus Visits Program

Dear Colleagues:

The Graduate College, with the support of the Chancellor and the Provost, established the Graduate College Campus Visit Program several years ago to help graduate units bring to campus underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students whom they wish to admit. Once again, we are pleased to encourage your requests for assistance in inviting African American, Latina/Latino, and Native American students to campus during the Spring 2010 semester.

As has been our practice in previous years, we ask that departments assume responsibility for inviting these categories of students to campus and for arranging activities during student visits. The Graduate College will reimburse departments for travel, meals, and/or lodging for up to three students per department at a maximum of $500 per student. Beyond the three maximum, each department may identify up to two additional students for a “second round” consideration that will occur should funds be available. For all requests, students must have been or will be offered admission by the department. Priority will be given to students who have been or will be nominated for Graduate College Fellowships.

For full consideration, the Graduate College asks that you develop brief proposals (not to exceed one page) and submit these requests in advance of students’ visits to campus. Please follow the process below:

1. Review the list of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students that have applied to your program, recommend admission or determine which applicants you wish to offer admission, invite them to campus, using the attached Campus Visit Program Department Proposal form develop proposal (not to exceed one page), and e-mail the form to Lori Mikos (lmikos@illinois.edu).
Each department is eligible for a maximum of $500 per participant for up to three participants. Because funds are limited, preference will be given to those requests received by March 16, 2010 and to those students who have been or will be nominated for Graduate College Fellowships. Requests made after the March 16, 2010 deadline may not be considered. Up to two additional “second tier” requests may be submitted by March 16, 2010 and will be considered based on available funding.

2. Departments should contact students to invite them to campus. Visits may be arranged at the students’ convenience, or to coordinate with other departmental recruiting activities. The Graduate College will reimburse departments for travel, meals, and/or lodging. Students should be encouraged to visit by April 15, 2010.

3. After the visit, departments should complete a Campus Visit Reimbursement Request Form (attached) for each participant and include a copy of travel and/or lodging receipts if applicable. In order for departments to receive reimbursements for these visit expenses, all reimbursement requests must be submitted by May 31, 2010. All mileage and/or meals should be calculated according to University guidelines; see http://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/obfshome.cfm?level-1&Path=travel&XMLData=travel1 < http://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/obfshome.cfm?level-1&Path=travel&XMLData=travel1 > .

We hope that the Campus Visit Program is one of several efforts to broaden participation at Illinois and to build a strong, diverse graduate student community. We strongly encourage you to consider having your visiting students meet with a member of the Graduate College staff during their stay at Illinois. To arrange a visit with the Graduate College, or if you have any questions about the Campus Visit Program, please feel free to contact Associate Dean Jennifer F. Hamer at jhamer@illinois.edu or call 333-6715.
Jennifer F. Hamer
Associate Dean
Graduate College

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