The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
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Regional Workshops on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Males
in STEM Disciplines at Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs)

Regional Workshops (Registration Forms and Agendas)

(Focus: African American Males) • March 19-20, 2010   • Hilton Atlanta Airport •  Atlanta, GA ... AGENDA

(Focus: Hispanic Males) • March 26-27, 2010   •  Marriott Las Vegas Suites • Las Vegas, NV ... AGENDA

(Focus: Native American Males) • April 9-10, 2010   • NATIVO Lodge •  Albuquerque, NM .... AGENDA

Executive Summary

African American Males Report

Hispanic American Males Report

Native American Males Report


With support from the National Science Foundation, the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network is conducting three regional workshops focused on increasing the enrollment of male undergraduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs). The workshop series will focus on effective strategies and best practices for increasing male student enrollment at MSIs, particularly in STEM; and facilitate the identification of potential reinforcing pipeline options. The first workshop will be held in Atlanta on March 19-20 and will focus on African American males; the second workshop will be held in Las Vegas on March 26-27 and will focus on Hispanic males; and the third workshop will take place in Albuquerque on April 9-10 and will focus on Native American/Alaska Native males. Collectively, the three workshops will provide a broad spectrum of representation, experiences and perspectives from representatives of two and four-year Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs); Tribal Colleges and Universities/Alaska Native-Serving Institutions (TCUs/ANSIs); and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).



The workshops are designed to accommodate two-person teams from institutions with multi-year awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate, or from other programs within the Foundation’s Broadening Participation Portfolio, that have male-focused initiatives underway. While male initiatives currently underway at an institution may not be STEM-focused, the experience gained to date in such efforts may be useful in shaping/informing the development of STEM-focused initiatives. Each two-person team must consist of a STEM faculty member, who is actively involved in the advising and mentoring of students, and a student services staff member actively involved in student recruitment and retention.



Highlights of the workshop agenda include:


    A Plenary Panel Session entitled Researchers’ Perspectives: Broadening the Participation of Males in STEM at HBCUs / HSIs / TCUs_ANSIs


    A Plenary Panel Session focused on Best Practices with Respect to Increasing Enrollment of Males in STEM at HBCUs / HSIs / TCUs_ANSIs


    Concurrent Breakout Sessions focused on the Development of Innovative and Creative Strategies at Critical Junctures along the Educational Pathway


    A Plenary Group Discussion of Facilitating/Inhibiting Factors in the Implementation of Initiatives/Programs to Address Male Participation in Higher Education, Particularly in STEM and Lessons Learned



QEM Network will prepare and disseminate a Summary Report on the best practices, effective strategies, and key workshop findings. For more information on the Regional Workshops for Minority Males, please contact Shirley McBay, Project Director, via email at smmcbay1@qem.org or via telephone at 202/659-1818.



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Updated: APRIL 2010
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