QUALITY EDUCATION FOR MINORITIES (QEM) NETWORK

Professional Development Workshop on Research Mentoring of Early Career STEM Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD

February 26-27, 2016

AGENDA

Purpose:    To disseminate information and effective strategies from the QEM publication,
A Research Mentoring Guide for Early Career STEM Faculty at HBCUs  to:

– Provide guidance to early career STEM faculty to help them establish and sustain effective research mentoring         relationships

– Support faculty engaged as research mentors for early career STEM faculty

– Inform and support efforts of STEM deans/chairs to establish/sustain STEM research mentoring on their campuses

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

7:00 –9:00 PM

Early Registration and Networking Reception:  Meet the Research Mentoring Guide Authors                                       

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

AM

  8:00         Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                               

  8:30         Opening Plenary Session:                                                                                 
                     -Welcome, Introductions, Review of Workshop Purpose       
                     -Review of the Meeting Packet and Agenda
                           Shirley McBay, President, QEM Network

  9:00         The Importance of STEM Research Mentoring at HBCUs
                       
Introduction of Speaker: Costello Brown, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Former Dean of Graduate Studies
                        and Research (Retired) California State University-Los Angeles, and QEM Consultant

                  Keynote Speaker: Juliette Bell, President University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  9:45         STEM Research Mentoring: Experiences and Perspectives
                  Moderator:  Kofi Bota, STEM Consultant, Management & Technology Associates, and
                  Former Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs Clark Atlanta University, and QEM Consultant

                  Panelists:   Early Career Faculty Participants in the QEM PDM Program

                           - Natalie Arnett, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Fisk University
                           - Mentewab Ayalew, Associate Professor of Biology, Spelman College
                           - Conrad Ingram, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University
                           - Gaolin Zheng Milledge, Associate Professor of Computer Science
                                         North Carolina Central University

                 Research Mentor – Casonya Johnson, Associate Professor Department of Biology
                            Georgia State University

                 HBCU Dean/Chair – Lee Limbird, Dean, School for Graduate Studies and
                            Professor of Biochemistry, Fisk University

10:45         Break       

11:00         -Research Mentoring for Success in STEM Academic Careers
                 -The QEM Career Advancement Planning Tool

                        Costello Brown, QEM Consultant

11:45         Research Mentoring for Career Advancement in Selected STEM Disciplines

                  Discussion Groups by Discipline: (See Assignment Sheet)

  Biology Group 1:      Facilitator: Casonya Johnson                               Concourse B (front)
  Biology Group 2:      Facilitator: Art Grider                                          Concourse B (back)
  Chemistry:               Facilitator: Costello Brown                                                  Heathrow
  Computer Science/Mathematics:  Facilitator: Camille McKayle                  Santos Dumont
  Engineering:             Facilitator: Garrick Louis                                              Coal Harbour

PM

12:30         Plenary Session: Working Lunch

       Adapting Components of the QEM PDM Approach to an HBCU Campus
                  Camille McKayle, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
                  University of the Virgin Islands, and QEM Consultant

 2:00         CONCURRENT SESSIONS  

            EACH SESSION WILL BE OFFERED THREE TIMES, WITH SESSION TIMES DESIGNATED FOR SPECIFIC TEAM MEMBERS
            (See Assignment Sheet)

       Concurrent Session I:  Mentoring Early Career STEM Faculty, to
                Establish, Maintain, and Evaluate a Research Mentoring Relationship

                           Casonya Johnson, Georgia State University, and QEM Consultant

                Concurrent Session II:  Mentoring Early Career STEM Faculty to Establish and Maintain a Research Agenda
                                    Arthur Grider, Associate Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition
                                          University of Georgia, and QEM Consultant

      Concurrent Session III:  Mentoring Early Career STEM Faculty to Integrate Research Into Teaching and to Recruit/Train
                   Undergraduate Research Assistants

                            Solomon Bililign, Professor, Department of Physics
                                     North Carolina A&T State University, and QEM Consultant

  3:00         Break       

  3:15         CONCURRENT SESSIONS RESUME (See Assignment Sheet)

  5:30         Break

  6:00         Plenary Session: Working Dinner                                                                 

                  -Opportunities at NSF to Support Early Career STEM Faculty at HBCUs
                            
Claudia Rankins, Program Director, HBCU-UP and CREST
                                        Division of Human Resource Development
                                        National Science Foundation (NSF)

                  -The Role of Mentors in Addressing Work-Life Balance
                        Overview of NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative:
                               Joan Frye, Senior Staff Associate and Acting Deputy Head
                                        Office of Integrative Activities, Office of the Director, NSF

                 Keynote Speaker: Casonya Johnson, Georgia State University, and QEM Consultant

  7:30         Adjournment, Day One

Overnight Assignment: Using the QEM Career Advancement Plan (CAP) template, each team will collaborate to draft a plan for the early career faculty member, including roles and responsibilities for each team member.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

AM

  8:30         Buffet Breakfast   
                  
Teams submit their draft CAP and participants submit questions for
                                    Research Mentoring Guide authors to the QEM Registration Staff

  9:00         Plenary Session:                                                                                            

                  -Mentoring as a Strategy to Address Differential Career Outcomes and Building Research Evidence on Research Mentoring at HBCUs

Introduction of Speaker: Josephine Davis, Professor, Department of Mathematics
         and Computer Science, Fort Valley State University

                  Speaker: Emorcia Hill, Director, Converge Research and Evaluation, Office for
                             Diversity and Community Partnerships, Harvard Medical School

   9:45        -Mentoring to Enhance the Role of HBCUs in Addressing Societal Needs
                  Introduction of Speaker: Althea Burns, Associate, QEM Network
                  Keynote Speaker: Garrick Louis, Associate Professor, Department of Systems and                            
                              Information Engineering, University of Virginia, and 2015-2016 Jefferson
                              Science Fellow, Office of Global Food Security, U.S. Department of State

                  -Questions and Responses

10:15         Break      

10:30         Concurrent Sessions:                    (See Assignment Sheet)
                        EACH GROUP WILL IDENTIFY CRITICAL COMPONENTS FOR INITIATING/         
                        ENHANCING MENTORING FOR EARLY CAREER STEM FACULTY

                  Group I:    Early Career Faculty   
                       Discussion Leaders–Arthur Grider and Casonya Johnson, QEM Consultants

                  Group II:   Research Mentors                                                                           

                       Discussion Leaders–Costello Brown, Garrick Louis, andSolomon Bililign, QEM Consultants

                  Group III: Deans/Chairs                                                                           

                       Discussion Leaders–Kofi Bota, Emorcia Hill–QEM Consultants, and Lee Limbird, Dean, Fisk University

11:15         Meetings of Institutional Teams: Team members will share outcomes from previous concurrent session and
                  outline next steps for a coordinated, research mentoring plan for STEM early career faculty on their campus.

Noon/PM

12:00         Closing Plenary Session: Working Lunch Mentoring Guide Authors Respond to Participants’ Questions

                  Regarding Research Mentoring of STEM Early Career Faculty at HBCUs

                  Moderator: Patricia Campbell, President, Campbell-Kibler Associates, and QEM Consultant

  1:30         -Summary Comments by Authors and QEM Project Staff

                  -Observations and Recommendations by Participants

                  -Next Steps

   2:00        Adjournment