MIDWEST CONSORTIUM FOR LATINO RESEARCH (MCLR)
MCLR - Planned Projects
Outreach, Recruitment and Retention
To expand our support for Latino students. MCLR is concerned with the
small number of Latino college graduates. Fifty percent of Latino students
do not complete high school. MCLR supports already existing recruitment
and retention programs at universities within the consortium. The goal
is to extend this support to primary and secondary schools, as well as
colleges throughout the Midwest.
To develop partnerships between the Latino community and higher
education institutions which facilitate communication and increase the
number of Latinos completing advanced degrees.
Competitive Research Initiation Grants Program
To support the development of Latino scholars and promote
Latino scholarship through a seed grant program that provides modest
stipends to researchers, faculty, and students who conduct field research
studies. These studies will focus on the educational, social, political,
and economic conditions of Latinos in the Midwest.
Policy Research Publication
To encourage a scholarly outlet for Latino policy research and
public-policy-oriented research on the growing, but largely unknown
Intensive Seminars For Prospective Latino Researchers
To introduce prospective Latino researchers from the Midwest to selected
case studies on Latino communities. Knowledge and skills about the
fundamentals of different research methodologies required to pursue careers
in related areas will be shared.
Latino Faculty/Scholar Exchange
To provide opportunities for Latino faculty and graduate students to visit
other campuses to share their insights and scholary interests on Latinos
in the Midwest.
Five Year Strategic Plan
To develop a Five Year Strategic Plan intended to increase the presence and
enhance the status of Latino Scholars in the Midwest. The plan also calls
for the encouragement and support of scholarship on Midwestern Latino issues.
A series of grant proposals will be prepared to fund projects such as the
development of a Latino studies curriculum; support for pre-doctoral research
and travel; research seminars; and visiting scholars programs.
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Last Updated: March 11, 1996