QUALITY EDUCATION FOR MINORITIES (QEM) NETWORK
Education Research Proposal Development Workshop for the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s
HBCU-UP Broadening Participation Research (BPR), Education and Human Resources (EHR) 
Directorate Core Research (ECR), and Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Programs
Hilton Baltimore at BWI Airport  •  1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

Friday–Saturday, April 20-21, 2018

A G E N D A  

Purpose: To assist participating institutions in further developing their FY2018-19 proposal ideas for three NSF EHR education
research-focused programs: HBCU-UP–BPR; ECR; and CAREER 

FRIDAY, April 20 

AM 

8:30     Registration and Continental Breakfast           Concourse C Foyer

9:00     Opening Plenary Session:                                      Concourses C&D
              –Welcome, Introductions, and Review of Workshop Purpose
              –Review of Meeting Packet and Agenda

                      Ivory Toldson, President, QEM Network 

9:15     –Overview of NSF’s HBCU-UP Broadening Participation Research in  
                STEM Education (BPR) and  EHR Core Research (ECR) Programs

             –Overview of Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) and EHR Expectations

                     Claudia Rankins, Program Director
                           Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 
                           Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) 
                           Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), NSF 

10:00   –Review of NSF’s Merit Review Criteria and Process:  
                      Addressing Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts in  
                      Education Research-focused Proposals

              –General Observations– Strengths and Weaknesses in BPR/ECR/CAREER Proposals
                     Claudia Rankins, Program Director, HRD/EHR, NSF 

                Q & A  

10:30     Break

10:45     Plenary Session:                                                            Concourses C&D
               Overview of  STEM Education Research: What is it and what are its components? 
               -What is Education Research? 
               -Principal Elements of STEM Education Research
               -Grounding your Research in a Theoretical Framework
                        Christopher Jett, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
                              University of West Georgia, and QEM Consultant 

11:30      -Incorporating Innovations in Education Research
                -Research Design and Methodologies
                -Framing and Situating Research Questions and Methodologies
                       Patricia Campbell, President
                             Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc., and QEM Consultant 

PM 

12:15        Working Lunch:  Panel Discussion                              Concourses C&D
                  Topic: Ten Critical Unanswered Questions in STEM Education Research
                  Moderator:     Ivory Toldson, QEM Network
                  Panelists:       QEM STEM Education Research Consultants 

  • Calvin Briggs, Mathematics Instructor and Director, Pi-STEM E3
         Lawson State Community College, and QEM Consultant 
  • Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant . 

  • Christopher Jett, QEM Consultant 

  • Luria Young, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs  
         Southern University and A&M College, and QEM Consultant 

1:30        Plenary Session:                                                                Concourses C&D
                –Project Assessment and Evaluation
                –Preparing a Logic Model for your STEM Education Research Project

                      Luria Young, QEM Consultant

2:15         Break

2:30        Concurrent Sessions:         (Participants, see Session Assignment Sheet) 
                 BPR-ECR Institutional Teams/CAREER Faculty meet with QEM Consultants 

                 Focus: Initial Discussion and Review of Project Summaries and Proposal Drafts
                 -Developing/Enhancing Research Questions for BPR/ECR/CAREER Proposals
                 -Selecting Appropriate Theory and Methodologies for Your Proposed Project

                 Session Leaders: 
                 Session 1:    HBCU-UP BPR and ECR                            Coal Harbour
                                        Calvin Briggs, QEM Consultant 

                 Session 2:    HBCU-UP BPR and ECR                           Concourses C&D (left side, front) 
                                        Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant

                 Session 3:    CAREER                                                       Concourses C&D (right side, back) 
                                        Christopher Jett, QEM Consultant 

                 Session 4:    HBCU-UP BPR and ECR                           Heathrow
                                        Luria Young, QEM Consultant 

4:00        Break

4:15         Concurrent Sessions continued:               (Same locations and session leaders) 
                -Addressing Education Research Elements in a BPR/ECR/CAREER Proposal

5:30        Time for Reflection and/or Networking
                       Participants/Teams incorporate information obtained in earlier sessions
                       into their proposal drafts or meet informally to discuss ideas further 

6:00        Plenary Session: Working Dinner                                  Concourses C&D
                 Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education: 
                 Transferring Research Findings into Education Practice

                            Calvin Briggs, QEM Consultant 

7:00       Adjournment, Day One 

                Overnight Assignment:  
                Institutional Teams/CAREER Faculty continue to incorporate feedback/information  
                and revise their project summaries, as needed; update proposal drafts, and prepare  
                an Initial Logic Model for their proposed projects. 

 

SATURDAY, April 21 

AM 
8:30      Continental Breakfast                                                                     Concourse C Foyer
               Institutional Teams/CAREER Faculty submit revised project summaries
               and Logic Models to their Cconcurrent Session Leaders and QEM staff

9:00     Plenary Session:  Collecting and Managing Project Data         Concourses C&D
              –Data Collection and the IRB Process  
              –Preparing a Data Management Plan
              –Disseminating and Publishing Education Research Findings

                      Luria Young, QEM Consultant

9:45      Plenary Session:  
               Preparing Timelines and Budgets for STEM Education Research Projects
                       Calvin Briggs, QEM Consultant 

10:30    Break

10:45    Concurrent Breakout Sessions II:      (Same locations and leaders as Day One) 
               Focus: Discussion, Review, and Preparation of Proposal Components
              -Review of Revised Project Summaries and Logic Models
              -Data Management, Timelines and Budgets, and Dissemination

               Session Leaders: 
               Session 1: Calvin Briggs, QEM Consultant                          Coal Harbour
               Session 2: Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant                 Concourses C&D (left side, front) 
               Session 3: Christopher Jett, QEM Consultant                    Concourses C&D (right side, back) 
               Session 4: Luria Young, QEM Consultant                            Heathrow

Noon/PM 
12:00    Closing Plenary Session:  Working Lunch                          Concourses C&D
               Facilitator:  Ivory Toldson, QEM Network
               –Infusing HBCU Talents in the NSF’s Peer Review Portfolio
               –Process/Importance of Volunteering to Serve as NSF Grant Reviewers

                       Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant 

12:45    –Building Collaborations for STEM Education Research
                        Christopher Jett, QEM Consultant

                 Summary Comments by Consultants and QEM Project Staff

  1:15      Participants/Consultants complete online workshop evaluation questionnaires
                     Facilitator:  Mercy Mugo, Research Associate, QEM Network

  1:30     Closing Concurrent Sessions      (See Group Assignment Sheet) 
               Group A: Focus Group                                                               Heathrow
                      -Systemic Barriers to Faculty Attempts to Seek External Funding
                      -Tools for Navigating Existing Barriers  
                      -Real/Perceived Biases in Proposal Review Process (Reviewers’ Implicit Bias) 
                      -Impact of these Biases on Efficacy and Success of HBCU Investigators

                      Facilitator:     Shawnta Jackson, Project Manager and Evaluator
                                               H&H Strategies  

               Group B: Participants Share their Next Steps                   Concourses C&D
               Institutional Teams/CAREER Faculty Share with the Group the Immediate  
                Next Steps they Plan to Take in the Preparation/Completion of their Proposals

               Participants to prepare/submit an outline of next steps and proposal development  
               needs to facilitate post-workshop technical assistance sessions with Consultants
 

                      Facilitators: Pat Campbell  and  Calvin Briggs, QEM Consultants

2:15       Concurrent Sessions (continued)                    Groups A and B switch locations
               Group B: Focus Group                                                                Heathrow
                       -Systemic Barriers to Faculty Attempts to Seek External Funding
                       -Tools for Navigating Existing Barriers  
                       -Real/Perceived Biases in Proposal Review Process (Reviewers’ Implicit Bias) 
                       -Impact of these Biases on Efficacy and Success of HBCU Investigators

                                   Facilitator: Shawnta Jackson, H&H Strategies 

              Group A: Participants Share their Next Steps                    Concourses C&D
               Institutional Teams/CAREER Faculty Share with the Group the Immediate  
                Next Steps they Plan to Take in the Preparation/Completion of their Proposals

               Participants to prepare/submit an outline of next steps and proposal development  
               needs to facilitate post-workshop technical assistance sessions with Consultants

                      Facilitators: Pat Campbell  and  Calvin Briggs, QEM Consultants 

3:00     Adjournment