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Establish a competitive, prestigious postdoctoral fellowship program.

 

LEAD: Dean Linda Hicke and Dr. Dan Knopf, Associate Dean for Graduate Education

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The College has committed funds to enhance and strengthen one of our most prestigious post-doctoral fellowship programs, the RH Bing Fellows Program in the Department of Mathematics. In collaboration with the department, we have enhanced the salaries and teaching loads of all six joint instructorship-fellowships to promote collaborative research of the highest caliber. The College intends to expand the breadth and depth of additional postdoctoral programs in future years.


BENCHMARKS FOR IMPLEMENTATION

  • The Bing Fellows program will attract high-caliber applicants who establish successful publication records and positions in academia.
  • The Bing Fellows program will increase collegial interactions and research productivity within the Department of Mathematics.

 

OUR METRICS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

The College:

  • tracks quality of applicants and acceptances of the Bing post-doctoral fellowships
  • tracks the number of publications of Bing Fellows both during and after their tenure at UT
  • tracks the initial placements of Bing Fellows after leaving UT
  • monitors external review findings on the competitive quality of the postdoctoral programs

 

NEXT STEPS 

  • We are providing enhanced career development and community support for postdoctoral fellows through the new Office of Graduate Education.
  • We are identifying minimum competitive postdoctoral fellow stipends across the disciplines.