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With NSF support, QEM conducted an outreach forum and other workshops between September 2009 and December 2010 for faculty and staff at Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs). STEM-related issues at HSIs that were discussed included institutional climate for women faculty, accessibility and equity issues for students and faculty with disabilities, the recruitment and retention of minority males, and the integration of mathematics into lower division science courses. Below is a summary table providing the dates and locations of each HSI-focused outreach efforts as well as links to the agendas and reports.




HSI Related Workshops






Building STEM Research and Education Capacity at Hispanic-serving Institutions Outreach Forum

Albuquerque, NM

September 25-26, 2009



Outreach Forum Follow-up Workshop

Las Vegas, NV

December 4-5, 2009



Regional Workshops Series on the Recruitment and Retention
of Minority Males in STEM at MSIs- Hispanic Males

Las Vegas, NV

March 26-27, 2010



Executive Summary of Workshop Series

Workshop for Women Faculty at Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs)

Las Vegas, NV

July 30-31, 2010



Report Tables

Workshop for HSI Faculty on the Integration of Mathematics into Lower Division Science Courses

Baltimore, MD

December 3-4, 2010



HSI-STEM Outreach Forum: September 25-26, 2009

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 Forum sessions were designed to: (1) identify critical needs in STEM undergraduate education and research at HSIs; and (2) 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. Forum 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. Click here to view the Forum agenda. View the forum report here.

Follow-up Workshop to Outreach Forum: December 4-5, 2009

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 held the follow-up workshop for Forum participants, or others from their institutions and other HSIs, so they could learn more about NSF programs and current funding opportunities that offer support in several of the areas of critical needs in STEM. Participants received 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. Click here to view the Follow-up Workshop agenda. View the Follow-up Workshop report here.


Regional Workshops Series on the Recruitment and Retention of
Minority Males in STEM at MSIs- Hispanic Males: March 26-27, 2010

QEM conducted a workshop focused on increasing the enrollment of Hispanic males in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 26-27, 2010. The workshop was the second in a three-part series focusing on minority males. The first workshop, with a focus on African American males, was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 19-20, 2010. The third workshop, held April 9-10, 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, focused on American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian males.

The goals of the Las Vegas workshop were to: (1) identify effective strategies and best practices for increasing male student enrollment in STEM at Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs); (2) identify potential reinforcing pipeline options; and (3) prepare and disseminate a Summary Report on the best practices and key findings discussed during the workshop.

Click here to see the workshop agenda. The workshop report can be viewed here, and the executive summary of the report for the entire workshop series can be viewed here.

Women Faculty in STEM at HSIs Workshop: July 30-31, 2010

QEM conducted a two-day workshop on July 30-31, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV, in response to a 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, 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.

Click here to view the Follow-up Workshop agenda.

Workshop for HSI Faculty on the Integration of Mathematics into
Lower Division Science Courses: December 3-4, 2010

QEM conducted two workshops, one for HBCU faculty and the other for HSI faculty, that focused on the integration of mathematics concepts into introductory level STEM courses and on effective STEM instructional strategies. The workshop for HSIs was conducted on December 3-4, 2010. The workshop built on the results of earlier QEM workshops on freshman level mathematics and the integration of biology and mathematics, expanding the earlier discussions to include the integration of mathematics into introductory chemistry and physics courses. Participants examined strategies for increasing faculty effectiveness in preparing undergraduate students for success in emerging academic fields that integrate mathematics and science.
STEM faculty who have developed and/or offered undergraduate courses at the mathematics-science interface shared their experiences with participants and QEM consultants in biology, chemistry, and physics led discipline-specific breakout sessions on the alignment of core concepts in mathematics into lower level science courses. Faculty shared their experiences using different instructional strategies; identified several lower division science courses on their campuses in which to integrate mathematics concepts; and discussed the mathematical concepts to be integrated for each course. View the workshop agenda here.