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

October 9-10, 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 FY2016 proposal ideas
for HBCU-UP Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (BPR) Projects.


  8:30         Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                    Concourse A Foyer

  9:00         Opening Plenary Session:                                                                               Concourse A
                  -Welcome, Introductions, and Review of Workshop Purpose
                  -Review of Meeting Packet and Agenda

                        Shirley McBay, President, QEM Network

 9:15          -Program Overview: NSF HBCU-UP Broadening Participation
                        Research in STEM Education (BPR) Strand
                 -Strengths and Weaknesses in Funded/Non-funded BPR Proposals

                          Earnestine Psalmonds Easter, Program Director
                               Division of Graduate Education, Directorate for Education and
                               Human Resources (EHR), National Science Foundation (NSF)

                  Q&A Session on BPR Strand and Proposal Submission Guidelines

10:00         Overview of Abstracts of Active HBCU-UP BPR Awards
                           Mercy Mugo, Research Associate, QEM Network

10:30         Break                                                                                                     Concourse A Foyer

10:45         Plenary Session:                                                                                              Concourse A

                  Research Design – Asking the Right Question
                           Patricia Campbell, President
                           Campbell-Kibler Associates, and QEM Consultant

11:30         Two Concurrent Sessions             (See Session Assignment Sheet)
                   Participating teams meet in breakout groups with QEM Consultants and Staff
                     Focus: Initial Discussion and Review of Project Summaries
                     Session I:  Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant                                          Concourse A
                                          Mercy Mugo, QEM Research Associate
                     Session II: Josephine Davis, QEM Consultant                                                 Heathrow
                                     Laura-Lee Davidson, QEM Associate


12:30         Plenary Session: Working Lunch                                                                     Concourse A
                  Group Discussion: Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education:                                                    
                                               Transferring Research Findings into Education Practice

                  Topic Introduction: Vinetta Jones, Professor, School of Education
                                                  Howard University, and BPR Principal Investigator
                  Moderator:               Josephine Davis, Professor
                                                  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
                                                  Fort Valley State University, and QEM Consultant

  2:00         Selecting Appropriate Research Methodologies, Conceptual
                  Frameworks, Data Gathering, and Analytic Technologies
Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant

  2:45         Break

  3:00         Concurrent Sessions, continued: (Same locations and session leaders)
                  Focus: Developing/Enhancing Research Questions for BPR Proposals

  4:30         Break                                                                                                   Concourse A Foyer

  4:45         Concurrent Sessions, continued: (Same locations and session leaders)
                  Focus: Selecting Appropriate Theory and Methodologies for Your Project

  6:00         Plenary Session: Working Dinner                                                                   Concourse A
                  Building Collaborations for BPR Research
                        Josephine Davis, 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 proposed projects.



  8:30         Buffet Breakfast                                                                                     Concourse A Foyer
                  Institutional Teams submit revised project summaries and logic models to Concurrent Session Leaders

  9:00         Plenary Session:                                                                                             Concourse A
                  -Preparing Timelines and Budgets for BPR Proposals
                             Josephine Davis, QEM Consultant
                  -Project Assessment and Evaluation
                            Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant

10:30         Break                                                                                                  Concourse A Foyer

10:45         Concurrent Sessions:    (Same locations and assignments as Day One)
                  Foci:  -Review Revised Project Summaries and Logic Models
                           -Discuss Timelines, Budgets, and Evaluation Plans

                  Session I:    Patricia Campbell, QEM Consultant          (Concourse A)
                  Session II: Josephine Davis, QEM Consultant            (Heathrow)


12:15         Closing Plenary Session: Working Lunch                                                      Concourse A
                  -Special Considerations for BPR Proposals: Data Management Plans,
                   Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval, and Dissemination of Findings
Laura-Lee Davidson, QEM Associate
                  -Review of NSF’s Merit Review Criteria and Process: 
                   Addressing Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts in BPR Proposals

                           Mercy Mugo, QEM Research Associate

  1:30         -Participants Share their Next Steps
                  -Summary Comments by Consultants and QEM Project Staff
                  -Next Steps

 2:00          Adjournment