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Workshop for HSI Faculty on the Integration of Mathematics into Lower Division Science Courses
December 3-4, 2010 • The Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport • Baltimore, MD
Workshop for Women STEM Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
July 30-31, 2010 • Las Vegas Hilton • Las Vegas, NV .... AGENDA ... Report..... Report Tables
Regional Workshops on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Males in STEM at MSIs
(Focus: Hispanic Males) • March 26-27, 2010   •  Las Vegas, NV ...

Building STEM Research and Education Capacity atHispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs)
Outreach Forum – Albuquerque, NM • September 25-26, 2009

Follow-up Workshop – Las Vegas, NV • December 4-5, 2009 AGENDA... Workshop Report

star "Day at NSF" for Presidents and Chief Academic Officers of MSIs  •  September 15, 2009 starAGENDA .... REPORT

HSI-STEM: An Outreach Forum on Building STEM Research and Education Capacity at Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs)hsi1

The Outreach Forum on Building STEM Research and Education Capacity at Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs), supported by a grant from NSF to QEM Network, was held on September 25-26, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the two-day Forum was to assist the Human Resource Division (HRD) of NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) in gathering broadly representative, informed, and comprehensive input regarding essential program components and requirements for a proposed new NSF STEM initiative focused on HSIs. See AGENDA

HSIs are defined as accredited two- and four-year private and public institutions in which Hispanics are at least 25% of the full-time undergraduate student enrollment. HSIs consist of 266 two- and four-year institutions in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. A total of 144 STEM faculty members representing 69 HSIs (32 two-year and 37 four-year institutions) participated in the Forum. Also attending were five (5) NSF program officers and an Einstein Fellow from the U.S. Department of Energy, four (4) QEM consultants and presenters, and seven (7) members of the QEM staff. The 69 participating institutions were from nine (9) states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The states were Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. Forty-two (42) or 61 percent of the institutions represented were from California or Texas.

The Forum sessions were designed to:

• Identify critical needs in STEM undergraduate education and research at HSIs; and
• Ensure that faculty at HSIs have an opportunity to inform the development of an NSF STEM education and research capacity-building program to address their needs.

hsi_1Forum sessions also addressed institutional climate issues related to women (both faculty and students) as well as accessibility and equity issues for students and faculty with disabilities. Prior to coming to the Forum, participants were asked to talk with their campus colleagues and provide suggestions to QEM regarding program design, institutional eligibility, award duration, and options for the proposed initiative. Forum participants were asked to provide written comments to QEM, prior to and during the Forum, on what they and their campus colleagues considered to be critical areas for a STEM initiative at NSF focused on HSIs. QEM staff examined input received from the participants, over two days at the Forum, through plenary sessions and smaller concurrent breakout sessions. While some commonality and differences existed among the input from participant groups, the comments regarding critical needs generally fell under the following areas: Student Support; Faculty Support; STEM Curricula Enhancement; Integration of Research and Education; Partnerships; and Laboratory Space, Instrumentation, and Equipment. See FORUM REPORT.

Follow-up Workshop to Outreach Forum
Las Vegas, NV • December 4-5, 2009 AGENDA

FOLLOW-UP WORKSHOP – The majority of the areas identified by the September 2009 Outreach Forum participants as ways to enhance the STEM infrastructure at their institutions fell under the purview of existing NSF programs. QEM recommended a follow-up workshop for Forum participants, or others from their institutions and other HSIs, so that they can learn more about NSF programs and current funding opportunities that offer support in several of the areas of critical needs in STEM . Partcipants would also get feedback from NSF Program Officers on preliminary proposal ideas. The follow-up workshop, supported by NSF, was conducted on December 4-5, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.

Women Faculty in STEM at HSIs Workshop
Las Vegas, NV • July 30-31, 2010 AGENDA

WOMEN FACULTY IN STEM WORKSHOP – In response to the need expressed by participants at both the September 2009 Forum in Albuquerque and the December 2009 Follow-up Workshop in Las Vegas to further discuss issues related to Women STEM Faculty on HSI campuses, QEM will conduct a two-day workshop on July 30-31, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV. In preparing for this workshop, QEM surveyed women participants in the previous workshops to identify topics that would be discussed by different working groups at the July Workshop. To inform the makeup of the Workshop’s working groups, QEM asked each potential participant to identify, from a list, her “top five” choices of topics that should be discussed at the meeting. The top ten topics identified as most important were the following: (1) Balancing Teaching and Research Demands (2) Obstacles to/Opportunities for Quality Education in STEM for Students from Diverse Backgrounds (3) Obtaining Institutional and External Support (4) Promotion, Salary, and Tenure Policies (5) Balancing Work and Family (6) Scholarly Productivity (7) Service Requirements (8) Mentoring of STEM Junior Faculty (9) Campus Climate and (10) Interactions with Male Faculty & Administration. AGENDA

For further information on the QEM/HSI-STEM Project, please contact Shirley McBay, Project Director, at smmcbay1@qem.org , or via telephone at 202/659-1818.