Proposal Development Workshop for the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP):
Implementation Projects and Targeted Infusion Project Strands

October 2-3, 2015

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel
1739 West Nursery Road • Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 • Tel: (410) 694-0808


Purpose: To assist participating institutions in further developing their proposal ideas for Implementation, Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Implementation, and Targeted Infusion Projects.




  8:00         Registration and Continental Breakfast                                               outside Concourses C&D

  9:00          Opening Plenary Session:                                                                            Concourses C&D
                  -Welcome, Introductions, Review of Workshop Purpose
                  -Review of the Meeting Packet, and Agenda
                         Shirley McBay, President, QEM Network

     9:15         -Overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF) (view)
                     -Overview of the HBCU-UP Program
                     -Strengths and Weaknesses in Funded/Non-funded HBCU-UP Proposals

                        Costello Brown, Former Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and
                             Professor of Chemistry (Retired), California State University-Los Angeles,
                             and QEM Consultant

                  -Questions and Answers regarding the FY2016 HBCU-UP Solicitation
                           Althea Burns, Associate, QEM Network
                           Laura-Lee Davidson, Associate, QEM Network

10:15         Review of NSF’s Merit Review Criteria and Process
                          Mercy Mugo, Research Associate, QEM Network

10:45         Break                                                                                               outside Concourses C&D

11:00         Three Concurrent Sessions           (See Session Assignment Sheet)
                   Participating teams meet in groups with QEM Consultants and Staff
                     Focus: Initial Discussion and Review of Project Summaries
                     Session I:    Fitzgerald Bramwell, QEM Consultant                                       
Santos Dumont
                                   Althea Burns, QEM Associate

11:00         Three Concurrent Sessions           (See Session Assignment Sheet)
                   Session II:   Costello Brown, QEM Consultant                                               Concourse C
                                    Mercy Mugo, QEM Research Associate
                     Session III:  Dennis Davenport, QEM Consultant                                 
                                        Laura-Lee Davidson, QEM Associate


12:30         Plenary Session: Working Lunch                                                                Concourses C&D
                 Using a Logic Model to Describe Goals, Objectives, Performance
                 Indicators and Project Outcomes in Competitive Proposals

                          Dennis Davenport, Associate Professor, Mathematics
                                 Howard University, and QEM Consultant

  2:00         Project Management Plans, Project Timelines, and Budgets
                         Fitzgerald Bramwell, Former Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
                              Tuskegee University, and QEM Consultant

  2:45         Break

  3:00         Concurrent Sessions (continued):    (Same locations and session leaders)
                  Focus:  Preparation of Logic Model and Proposal Narrative
                             (Goals, Objectives, Intellectual Merit, and Broader Impacts)

  4:30         Break

  4:45         Concurrent Sessions (continued): (Same locations and session leaders)
                  Focus: Proposal Narrative (Project Management, Timelines, and Budgets)

  6:00         Plenary Session: Working Dinner                                                               Concourses C&D
Panel of Implementation and Targeted Infusion Project Grantees Share
                  Their Experiences: What Works When Implementing HBCU-UP Projects
                  Moderator:   Althea Burns, QEM Associate
                        Harry Bass, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
                                 Elizabeth City State University

                        Legand Burge, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
                                 Alabama State University

                        Adebe Kebede, Associate Professor, Department of Physics
                                 North Carolina A&T State University

  7:00          Adjournment, Day One

 Overnight Assignment: Institutional Teams are to revise their project summaries, as needed, and
 prepare logic models and initial budgets for their projects.



  8:30         Buffet Breakfast                                                                             outside Concourses C&D
                  Institutional Teams submit revised project summaries and
                       logic models to Concurrent Session Leaders

  9:00         Plenary Session:                                                                                        Concourses C&D
                  - Project Assessment and Evaluation Plans
                        Dennis Davenport, QEM Consultant

                  - Project Data Collection and Analysis, Data Management Plan, and Annual/Final Reports
                         Costello Brown, QEM Consultant

                   - Q & A

10:15         Break                                                                                            outside Concourses C&D

10:30         Concurrent Sessions: (same locations and sessions as Day One)
                  Focus: Review of Revised Project Summaries, Logic Models, and Initial Budgets


12:00         Plenary Session: Working Lunch                                                              Concourses C&D
                  Preparing Your Institution for an HBCU-UP Award
                      Fitzgerald Bramwell, QEM Consultant

 1:15         -Participants Share their Next Steps
                  -Summary Comments by Consultants and QEM Project Staff
                 -Next Steps

     1:30         Closing Plenary Session:
                     Use of NSF’s FastLane for Submitting Proposals and Project Reports
                           Evelyn Baisey-Thomas, Computer and Information Specialist
                                  Office of Information and Resource Management, NSF (retired), and
                                  QEM Consultant

 3:00         Adjournment