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LDI Cohort 1

The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network received support in 2009 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Leadership Development Institute (LDI). The Leadership Institute focused on campuses that have multi-year projects supported through HBCU-UP. The NSF award enabled QEM to support two cohorts of assistant professors in STEM disciplines at HBCUs with active HBCU-UP Implementation Awards.

The LDI was designed to: (1) enhance the leadership and research capabilities of STEM junior faculty from underrepresented groups at HBCUs; and (2) build a community of emerging leaders in STEM at HBCUs. To the extent possible, an institution was represented by two-person teams from different STEM departments.

LDI participants were prepared and expected to take a leadership role in the design, promotion, and management of new STEM Projects for their campuses as well as provide enhanced support to the principal investigators and project directors of current HBCU-UP projects at their institutions. As part of the HBCU-UP LDI project, participants developed individual STEM or STEM education research proposals for their institutions.
The HBCU-UP LDI participants were expected to share the knowledge and experience gained through the Institute with other faculty at their institutions and with colleagues beyond their campuses through presentations at professional meetings; use of the dedicated project website and listserv; and the promotion of campus efforts that combine STEM education and research. They formed the basis for a network of faculty leaders who can increase the number of students on their campuses who engage in STEM research and, thereby, increase the students’ preparation for graduate school or for successful entry into the Nation’s STEM workforce.

Click the links in the table below to view the proposal and leadership development resources distributed to LDI participants.


COHORT II: November 2010 – August 2011

The second cohort consisted of five (5) assistant professors in engineering:

Wayne Archibald
University of the Virgin Islands

Elham Fini
North Carolina A&T

Michael Awah
Tuskegee University

Otsebele Nare
Hampton University

Maria Calhoun
Tuskegee University

 

The three LDI Cohort II sessions took place between November 2010 and August 2011. Cohort II members also attended a joint meeting with HBCU faculty who are participating in QEM’s NSF-supported education research project. Topics discussed at the sessions included scholarly productivity, characteristics of effective leadership, and professional development for STEM faculty. See the table below for links to the session agendas all presenters made at the sessions.

Session

Location

Date

Agenda

Session III

Arlington, VA

August 10-12, 2011

Agenda

Special Session

Baltimore, MD

May 20-21, 2011

Agenda

Session II

Albuquerque, NM

January 27, 2011

Agenda

Session I

Atlanta, GA

November 11-13, 2010

Agenda


COHORT I: August 2009 – August 2010

Seventeen (17) assistant professors completed the LDI Cohort I Sessions:

Elvira Caldwell
Winston-Salem State University

Max Fontus
Prairie View A&M University

Anne Osano
Bowie State University

Alicia Washington
Howard University

Kimarie Engerman
University of the Virgin Islands

Latonya Garner
Mississippi Valley State University

Alexandra Peister
Morehouse College

Cherese Winstead
Delaware State University

Cyntrica Eaton
Norfolk State University

Kinesha Harris
Southern University

Harold Ramcharan
Shaw University

 

John Fife
Virginia State University

Amber Hodges
Morgan State University

Zewelanji Serpell
Virginia State University

 

Lawrence Flowers
Fayetteville State University

Kimberly Kendricks
Central State University

Michelle Waddell
Hampton University

 

LDI participants met four times between August 2009 and August 2010, three LDI sessions and a reunion meeting held in February 2011. The reunion was held in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. QEM consultants and staff discussed a range of topics with LDI members, including promotion and tenure, developing a research agenda, and involving students in research. The table below displays the meeting dates and locations as well as links to the meeting agendas. Click the links to the agendas to view the presentations given at each session.

Session

Location

Date

Agenda

Reunion Meeting

Washington, DC

February 17-21, 2011

Agenda

Session III

Arlington, VA

August 2-6, 2010

Agenda

Session II

Atlanta, GA

February 5-6, 2010

Agenda

Session I

Washington, DC

August 10-14, 2009

Agenda