Demographic Variables and Hallmarks of Success


Source: Diversity Program Consortium Data Sharing Agreement
Approved by the Executive Steering Committee on March 16, 2016

Demographic/Background Variables: Student

  • School/Institution
  • Geographic Location
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability Status
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • High School GPA
  • Standardized Test Scores

Demographic/Background Variables: Faculty/Mentor

  • Institution
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Disability Status
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Field of Study
  • Years Since Degree
  • Prior NIH Support
  • Prior Research Experience
  • Prior Mentoring Experience

Demographic/Background Variables: Institution

  • Institution Type
  • Minority-serving Institution (MSI) Status
  • Geographic Location
  • Public/Private Sponsorship
  • Faculty/Staff Diversity
  • Student/Client Diversity
  • Collaborations with Institutions
  • Research Intensiveness
  • Mission

Student Hallmarks

  • Psychosocial Variables
    • Academic and Scientific Self-Efficacy
    • Science/Researcher Identity
    • Participation in Academic/Professional Student Organizations
    • Satisfaction with Faculty Mentorship
    • Social Integration/Perceived “fit” with University Setting
    • Intent to Pursue Career in Biomedical Research
  • Pursuit of Biomedical Science Undergraduate Degree or discipline relevant to BUILD
  • Retention and Persistence in Biomedical Science Discipline relevant to BUILD
  • Participation in Undergraduate/Summer Biomedical Research Training in Labs or Similar Research Environment
  • Poster or Presentation at Scientific Conferences
  • Submitted Applications and Receipt of Awards, including Research Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Evidence of Biomedical Research Career Preparedness
  • Authorship/Co-Authorship of Peer-Reviewed Publication(s)
  • Completion of Undergraduate Degree in Biomedical Science Discipline relevant to BUILD
  • Application & Acceptance to Attend Graduate Program in Biomedical Science Discipline relevant to BUILD
  • Entrance to Graduate Program in Biomedical Science Discipline relevant to BUILD

Faculty/Mentor-Level Hallmarks

  • Increase in the number of trainees mentored in Programs Relevant to BUILD
  • Increase in Participation in Professional Development Activities for faculty in Programs Relevant to BUILD
  • Increase in Faculty Participation in Mentorship Activities in Programs Relevant to BUILD (may include structured activities to train the next generation of biomedical scientists)
  • Increased Research Productivity in Publications, Grant Submissions and Awards as principle investigator (PI), multi-PI and/or collaborator for faculty in Programs Relevant to BUILD
  • Increased quality of mentoring (Student and mentor perceptions)
  • Change/Increase in self-efficacy as instructor, mentor and/or researcher

Institutional Hallmarks

  • Increase, enhance, and/or develop Inter-Institutional collaborations to achieve BUILD outcomes related to research, mentorship, and faculty development (e.g., linkages with Community Colleges or other partner institutions, collaborations and postdocs at Research-Intensive partner institutions, engagement with NRMN)
  • Improved Undergraduate Retention Rates of Students in Programs Relevant to BUILD (biomedical/ behavioral sciences)
  • Increased Participation in Mentoring Activities (Students and Faculty) in Programs Relevant to BUILD
  • Increase in Number of Student Research Training Opportunities for students and faculty in Programs Relevant to BUILD
  • Increase in Number of underrepresented Students Enrolled in BUILD Biomedical Research-Related Programs
  • Increase in Number of Underrepresented Students Retained in BUILD Biomedical Research-Related Programs
  • Institutional commitment to BUILD sustainability evidenced by site maintenance of key elements of program interventions after grant period
  • Increased institutional commitment to sustaining activities of BUILD (i.e. research infrastructure, full-time equivalent (FTE), scholarships, space), changing the academic culture, culture of faculty promotion, tenure, research development (release time), stronger emphasis on student mentoring and advising to increase institutional outcomes, curriculum improvements
  • Increase enrollment and participation of underrepresented Students in biomedical research fields
  • Increase in participation of faculty in mentorship activities - defined as: Increase in number of faculty seeking and participating in mentor training