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Mentoring and African-American Political Scientists

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2005

Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
Affiliation:
Indiana University
Terri Givens
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin
Kathie Golden
Affiliation:
Mississippi Valley State University
Vincent L. Hutchings
Affiliation:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sherri L. Wallace
Affiliation:
University of Louisville
Kenny J. Whitby
Affiliation:
University of South Carolina

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One of the main goals of the Committee on the Status of Blacks (CSB) is to assess how well African-American political scientists are faring in the discipline. Given the nature of the academy, we believe an important element for success is effective mentoring. Our position is supported by the American Political Science Association (APSA) which established a Task Force on Mentoring in 2002 to address issues facing underrepresented groups within the profession. One of the initiatives is a Mentor Database designed to connect interested minority graduate students and minority faculty with political scientists who are willing to share their experiences and knowledge and give their advice and council to participants. The Committee is supportive of this initiative whose goal is to help underrepresented groups have satisfying professional careers.

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