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Welcome to AGEP


Welcome to the Purdue University, Midwest Crossroads Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
(AGEP) website.

Purdue University's AGEP program has existed for seven
years and our progression towards excellence continues.
This website illustrates the cyber dimension of our ongoing efforts to "increase the number of domestic students receiving
doctoral degrees in sciences, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM), with special emphasis on those population groups underrepresented in these fields."

Here you can browse through information pertaining to: programs and events, applications, contacts, and latest announcements.

We hope that you enjoy your Purdue University AGEP online experience. We look forward to having you join us here at Purdue University.

If we can do anything to assist you, please contact our office
at (765) 494-7899.


Dr. Kathy Garza Dixon
Purdue AGEP Program Director

What is AGEP?

Purdue University, Indiana University and Northwestern University comprise the Midwest Crossroads of AGEP. These schools have partnered to develop a strategic plan to increase enrollments, improve retention and prepare and encourage students to enter the academy. The key elements of the plan are:

Recruiting: Linkages and partnerships with the Indiana LSAMP (based at Purdue), regional undergraduate institutions, and predominantly minority serving institutions nationwide are being developed and enhanced; off campus visits by AGEP faculty, AGEP students and staff are being organized to disseminate information on graduate school opportunities at Purdue, Indiana University, and Northwestern; undergraduate summer research programs for graduate school recruitment efforts will be coordinated and expanded.

Retention: Student organizations will be utilized to ensure that incoming graduate students have an instant peer network; a network of AGEP professors who are committed to graduating Ph.D. students is being developed; summer transition experiences and organized group study models will be developed and expanded.

Enrichment: College pedagogy courses, seminars, and Preparing Future Faculty programs will be reorganized, marketed, and promoted on each campus; the Midwest Crossroads AGEP will keep current to maintain awareness of best practices and innovation in faculty preparation; and postdoctoral partnerships which will be developed with U.S. National Laboratories to provide exposure and prepare graduates for faculty positions.

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