The Advanced Study Program (ASP)

2.Please indicate, on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the highest), how important you think the following goals of the ASP selection process for postdoctoral fellows should be:
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2
3
4
5
6
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2Seek applicants who show originality, creativity, and overall high scientific potential9
16.67%
  0  2
1.72%
4
3.31%
43
44.33%
3Strive for a match between the applicant’s interests and current research at NCAR6
11.11%
10
17.54%
18
15.52%
15
12.4%
6
6.19%
4Select applicants whose interests lie in research areas that are growing in prominence5
9.26%
5
8.77%
20
17.24%
19
15.7%
6
6.19%
5Strive to match applicants to scientists with whom the applicants might work3
5.56%
8
14.04%
21
18.1%
17
14.05%
7
7.22%
6Maintain an equitable distribution among various universities10
18.52%
11
19.3%
16
13.79%
9
7.44%
8
8.25%
7Maintain an equitable distribution among various research areas6
11.11%
7
12.28%
20
17.24%
11
9.09%
11
11.34%
8Select some applicants outside areas emphasized by NCAR, to promote broadening of the NCAR scientific program7
12.96%
9
15.79%
10
8.62%
23
19.01%
6
6.19%
9Select some applicants with degrees outside atmospheric science or solar physics, to bring new talent to the field from areas like physics, chemistry and engineering8
14.81%
7
12.28%
9
7.76%
23
19.01%
10
10.31%
10Other     
Total responses: 56
3.In the ASP postdoctoral fellowship program, how much emphasis should we place on the following objectives (1-5, with 5 being the highest)?
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2
3
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5
6
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2Provide opportunities for fellows to develop independence and creativity (and avoid close supervision in order to accomplish this)5
17.24%
1
2.78%
9
13.24%
13
18.84%
29
37.66%
3Foster close collaborative relationships with scientists who can serve as mentors and role models7
24.14%
4
11.11%
10
14.71%
13
18.84%
22
28.57%
4Ensure that the fellows contribute to research programs at NCAR and in the community, even if this requires close supervision and direction8
27.59%
12
33.33%
23
33.82%
7
10.14%
6
7.79%
5Broaden perspectives among the fellows through programs designed for this purpose (like obligatory introductory-level seminars)5
17.24%
9
25.0%
12
17.65%
21
30.43%
8
10.39%
6Provide training programs designed to help prepare fellows for academic careers (like proposal-writing workshops, teaching opportunities, and training in communication skills)4
13.79%
10
27.78%
14
20.59%
15
21.74%
12
15.58%
Total responses: 55

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4.NCAR scientists now do most of the work of organizing the ASP summer colloquia (designed to cover an emerging area of research at the graduate-student level). How should these colloquia be developed and hosted?
OptionCountPercent
1. Internally, by NCAR, with community coordination and partnership1121.15%
2. With more early input from the community, and/or UCAR members, perhaps through an annual invitation to universities to submit topics through the appropriate NCAR science division(s)4178.85%
Total52100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  52Maximum value:  2
5.How should ASP prioritize the following activities? (Which ones should receive priority when there are budget conflicts?) Please rate on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest)
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2
3
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5
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2Postdoctoral fellowship program5
11.11%
1
2.17%
7
8.33%
11
12.64%
33
47.14%
3Summer colloquium for graduate students4
8.89%
6
13.04%
7
8.33%
25
28.74%
13
18.57%
4Junior Faculty Forum3
6.67%
9
19.57%
19
22.62%
15
17.24%
8
11.43%
5Very limited graduate fellowship program (4 positions or fewer)19
42.22%
13
28.26%
15
17.86%
8
9.2%
1
1.43%
6More extensive graduate fellowship program11
24.44%
7
15.22%
15
17.86%
15
17.24%
7
10.0%
7Faculty exchange program3
6.67%
10
21.74%
21
25.0%
13
14.94%
8
11.43%
Total responses: 56

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