Goals & Objectives

20151020_130802The Tuskegee Alliance to Forge Pathways to Academic Careers (T-PAC) is a collaborative effort among three doctoral granting institutions in the state of Alabama, two Historically Black Universities, Tuskegee University (TU) as the lead institution, and Alabama State University (ASU); a Traditionally White Institution, Auburn University (AU); and two supporting partners, AU’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and AU’s Miller Writing Center.

The T-PAC Alliance has four goals along with a set of objectives under each goal. They are described below.

Goal 1: Development of the T-PAC graduate education model

Objectives under Goal 1:

  • Develop proposed interventions
  • Collect preliminary data on perceived mitigating factors for student (T-PAC and non T-PAC) success
  • Develop academic, social, and emotional support networks

 

Goal 2: Implementation of the T-PAC graduate education model

Objectives under Goal 2:

  • Implementation of all proposed interventions designed to facilitate virtual networking, provide academic and social support, and assistance in technical writing and other professional development interventions

 

Goal 3: Study of the T-PAC graduate education model

Objectives under Goal 3:

  • Data collection on variables related to conceptual model (attitudes toward academia, perceived needs and barriers, mentorship relationship, and STEM identity)
  • Data analysis and interpretation

 

Goal 4: Evaluation of the T-PAC graduate education model

Objectives under Goal 4:

  • Evaluation of interventions on graduate degree completion and perception of academia as future career
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Evaluation of the overall T-PAC Alliance program