MIDWEST CONSORTIUM FOR LATINO RESEARCH (MCLR)
MCLR - Ongoing Projects
One of our main goals has been to stress the importance of faculty
development issues. Based on the 1994 Roundtable
"Partnership for A Midwest Latino Academic Leadership," held in
Bloomington-Indiana, we established an agenda for future Roundtables. The
1995 Scholars' Roundtable at Michigan State University focused on "Latinos
and the Tenure Process." The theme for the 1996 Scholars' Roundtable in
Nebraska will be "Latinos and Academic Leadership."
MCLR LISTSERU (MCLR-L@MSU.EDU)
MCLR developed the first U.S. Latino electronic network. In 1994, at a
conference at UCLA on the "Latino Super Information Highway," MCLR received
recognition for setting the national standard for Latino electronic news
networks. The network has become a valuable source of information and
scholarly exchange at a national level. As of 1995, the news network has
reached international audiences.
MCLR WWW Home Page
MCLR is establishing a home page on the World Wide Web to supplement its
current news network. The home page will highlight current and proposed
MCLR work and, in addition, will devote a section to highlight member
institutions and the work they are doing on behalf of Latinos in the
Midwest. The current address for the MCLR home page is:
Latino Faculty Survey
During the Spring and Summer, MCLR developed a survey of Latino faculty in
the Midwest. Data collected will be used to write a grant proposal for the
implementation of the second and third phases of this three part project.
The second phase will include a general survey of Latino faculty within
member institutions. The third phase will extend the survey to the entire
region of the Midwest. At present, the analysis of data from the pilot
project is being prepared for publication by DePaul University.
Latino Resource Directory
A comprehensive Latino Resource Directory and Data Base will serve as a
means to establish connections between graduate students and researchers
throughout the Midwest. In addition, the directory will be a source of
information on Latino Faculty for mentoring programs, seminars and
lectureships, scholarly exchange, and the creation of leadership programs.
In conjunction with the Julian Samora Research Institute, MCLR will
reprint scholarly articles reporting research on Latinos in the Midwest.
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Last Updated: March 28, 1996