QUALITY EDUCATION FOR MINORITIES (QEM) NETWORK
Proposal Development Workshop for the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP):
Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (BPR) Project Strand

September 18-19, 2017
The Westin Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22202•  Tel: (703) 486-1111


Purpose:   To assist participating institutional teams in further developing their FY 2018 proposal ideas for NSF HBCU-UP Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (BPR) Projects.

 AGENDA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
AM
8:30          Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                               Jefferson 3 Foyer
9:00          Opening Plenary Session:                                                                                 Jefferson 3
                  -Welcome, Introductions, and Review of Workshop Purpose

               -Review of Meeting Packet and Agenda
                           Ivory Toldson, President & CEO
                          QEM Network

 9:15          -Program Overview: NSF HBCU-UP Broadening Participation
                          Research in STEM Education (BPR) Strand
                  -Review of NSF’s Merit Review Criteria and Process:
                           Addressing Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts in BPR Proposals
                  -Strengths and Weaknesses in Funded/Non-funded BPR Proposals

                          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

10:15         Plenary Session:
                  Research Design – Asking the Right Question
                          Patricia Campbell, President
                          Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc., and QEM Consultant

11:00         Break        

AM
11:15         Four Concurrent Sessions    (See Session Assignment Sheet)
                  Participating Teams Meet in Breakout Groups with QEM Consultants
                  Focus: Initial Discussion and Review of Project Summaries/Letters of Intent

                  Session I:    Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant                 Jefferson 3 (front)
                  Session II:   Chance Lewis                                                   Jefferson 3 (back)
                                     Professor and Chair of Urban Education
                                    
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 
                                     and QEM Consultant

                  Session III:  Carlos Rodriguez                                                           Crystal V
                                     Research Scientist (retired), STEM Education, 
                                     Energy & Workforce, and QEM Consultant

                  Session IV:  Kamilah Woodson                                            Crystal VI
                                     Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and
                                     Director of Graduate Studies, Howard University,
                                    and QEM Consultant

PM
12:15         Plenary Session: Working Lunch                                                                       Jefferson 3
                  Panel of NSF Broadening Participation Research (BPR) Grantees
                  Share their Experiences: What Works When Implementing BPR Projects

                           Moderator:   Carlos Rodriguez, QEM Consultant
                           Panelists: BPR Current Principal Investigators (PIs)

   - Lauretta Garrett, Assistant Professor,
            Department of Mathematics, Tuskegee University

   - Kinnis Gosha, Assistant Professor,
            Department of Computer Science, Morehouse College

   - Marie Hammond, Associate Professor,
            Department of Psychology, Tennessee State University

   - Caesar Jackson, Professor,
            Department of Mathematics and Physics, North Carolina Central University

   - Michelle Linster, Associate Professor,
           Department of Psychology, Bennett College

 1:30          Plenary Session:                                                                                               Jefferson 3
                 -Selecting Appropriate Research Methodologies, Conceptual Frameworks, 

                  Data Gathering, and Analytic Technologies
                          Kamilah Woodson, QEM Consultant

 2.15          -Preparing a Logic Model for your BPR Education Research Project
                 -Preparing Timelines and Budgets for BPR Proposals

                 -Project Assessment and Evaluation
                           Chance Lewis, QEM Consultant

 3:00          Break

 

 3:15          Concurrent Sessions:    (Same locations and session leaders as earlier sessions)
                  Foci: -Developing/Enhancing Research Questions for BPR Proposals
                           -Selecting Appropriate Theory and Methodologies for Your Project       

                  Session II:   Chance Lewis, QEM Consultant                        Jefferson 3 (back)
                  Session III:  Carlos Rodriguez,  QEM Consultant                             Crystal V
                  Session IV:  Kamilah Woodson, QEM Consultant                            Crystal VI

 4:15          Time for Reflection and Networking: 
                 -Teams Meet to Discuss and Incorporate Information Obtained at the
                        earlier sessions to their Proposal Drafts
                 -Consultants Meet with QEM Staff to discuss Post-workshop Technical Assistance

5:00          Concurrent Breakout Sessions:    (3:15 sessions continued)
                  Foci:     -Review of Team Revisions to Project Summaries and Proposal Drafts
                             -Discussion of Logic Models, Timelines, Budgets, and Evaluation Plans

 6:00          Plenary Session: Working Dinner                                                                      Jefferson 3
                 Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education: 
                 Transferring Research Findings into Education Practice

                         Carlos Rodriguez,  QEM Consultant

 7:00          Adjournment, Day One

 Overnight Assignment: Institutional Teams are to Revise their Project Summaries, as needed, and Prepare an Initial Logic Model for their Projects

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
AM

8:30          Continental Breakfast                                                                                       Jefferson 3
                  Institutional Teams Submit Revised Project Summaries and
                 Logic Models to Concurrent Session Leaders

 9:00          Plenary Session:                                                                                               Jefferson 3
                  Recap of Day One – Q&A with Participants
                          Ivory Toldson, QEM Network

 9:15          -Building Collaborations for BPR Research
                           Chance Lewis, QEM Consultant

10:00         -Special Considerations for BPR Proposals: Data Management Plans,
                   Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval, and Dissemination of Findings
                          Kamilah Woodson, QEM Consultant

10:45                  Break      
11:00         Concurrent Sessions:      (
Same groups and locations as Day One)

                  Foci: -Review/Discussion of Revised Project Summaries and Logic Models
                            -Considering Collaborations for BPR Education Research

                 Session I: Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant                   Jefferson 3 (front)
                 Session II: Chance Lewis, QEM Consultant                        Jefferson 3 (back)
                 Session III: Carlos Rodriguez,  QEM Consultant                             Crystal V
                 Session IV: Kamilah Woodson, QEM Consultant                            Crystal VI

NOON/PM
12:00         Closing Plenary Session:  Working Lunch                                                          Jefferson 3
                  -Infusing HBCU Talents in the NSF’s Peer Review Portfolio
                 -Process/Importance of Volunteering to Serve as NSF Grant Reviewers
                           Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant

 1:00          Participants Complete Online Workshop Evaluations

 1:15          Closing Concurrent Sessions      (See Focus Group Session Assignment Sheet)

                  Session I: Focus Group A                                                                                Crystal VI
                    -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: Rodney Hopson, QEM BPR Project’s External Evaluator

                  Session II:  Workshop Participants Share their Next Steps                                Jefferson 3
                   -Institutional Teams Share with the Group the Next Steps they
                   Plan to Take to Further Improve their BPR Proposals

                          Moderator: Carlos Rodriguez,  QEM Consultant

Assignment:        Each institutional team to complete/submit an outline of team’s next steps
                            and specific proposal development needs to facilitate post-workshop
                            technical assistance sessions with consultants and QEM staff

 2:00          Closing Concurrent Sessions (continued)
                  Session I: Focus Group B                                                                                Crystal VI
                   -Barriers and Biases (same topics as above for Focus Group A)
                          Facilitator: Rodney Hopson, QEM BPR Project’s External Evaluator

                  Session II: Workshop Participants Share their Next Steps  (continued)                     Jefferson 3
                  -Institutional Teams Share with the Group the Next Steps they
                    Plan to Take to Further Improve their BPR Proposals

                          Moderator: Carlos Rodriguez,  QEM Consultant

     -Q&A with Participants; Summary Comments by Consultants and QEM Staff

2:30           Adjournment