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Mission

McNair Scholars in Classroom

McNair Mission Statement:

The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide research opportunities and other related academic experiences that promote the acquisition of the doctoral degree (Ph.D.) for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented college juniors and seniors in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented persons pursuing teaching, research, and administrative careers in higher education.

McNair Core Values:

  • We are fierce advocates for social justice, especially for the poor among us
  • We are the safety net for our most vulnerable students
  • We pursue professional excellence in the work we do with our students and our colleagues
  • We embrace integrity in our work with students, our work with the university, and our work with our funding agency
  • We are respectful of our diverse student population, their needs, and their cultural heritage
  • We seek harmony in our work life in order to focus our energy on helping students succeed
  • We are resilient, determined, and focused on achieving our mission
  • We do more with less through collaboration and pooled strengths
  • We are humble, realizing that the success of each student is shared across the campus
  • We are joyful in our work
  • We are awed by the potential of our students to change to world

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