The combined workshops
and symposium will have several important benefits. They are:
- A well-designed plan
for a SEA program to attract and accommodate students from minority-serving
institutions. The plan will have been developed by persons who
best understand the needs and values of the students and who will
have experienced the SEA program.
- A workable plan to
recruit students from minority-serving institutions to participate
in the program.
- A committed group
of faculty and administrators from minority-serving institutions
who understand and support the plan (which they helped design),
and who can direct students to the program.
- New or strengthened
relationships among a core group of faculty and administrators
connected with ocean sciences at minority-serving institutions.