The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions awarded two professors its ELEVATE fellowship.
Jorge Leal, assistant professor with the Department of History, and Linda Lemus, assistant professor of teaching and director and coordinator of Spanish Language Instruction within the Department of Hispanic Studies, were selected as fellows for the annual Enriching Learning, Enhancing Visibility & Training Educators, or ELEVATE, training in New Brunswick, N.J.
Part of the fellowship includes a three-day training in June. ELEVATE is designed for mid-career faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions.
According to its website, ELEVATE fellows will work to identify research areas and will further develop skills through hands-on workshops that will cover academic writing, grant writing, teaching, mentoring, and achieving tenure.
The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) brings together researchers and practitioners from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions.