HBCU Chairs Workshop

Workshop Program

12:30-12:45 p.m. – Greetings & Welcome
• Kate Kirby, APS Executive Officer
• Beth Cunningham, AAPT Executive Officer
Toni Sauncy, Director, SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma format_pdf

12:45-1:05 p.m. – HBCU Physics Degree Statistics & Context
Roman Czujko, Director, AIP Statistical Research Center format_pdf
and Ted Hodapp Director, APS Education & Diversity format_pdf

• Review of departmental graduation data
• Discussion and Questions  

1:05-1:15 p.m. – HBCU Physics Programs format_pdf
Willie S. Rockward – Morehouse College, HBCU Workshop Co-Chair 

• Current State of Affairs for HBCU Physics Departments  

1:15-1:30 p.m. – Overview of Meeting format_pdf
Quinton L. Williams – Jackson State University, HBCU Workshop Co-Chair  

• Meeting Objective(s)
• Vision for the HBCU physics community
• Framework for Discussion - 3 Key Focus Areas ➢ Finance ➢ Recruitment ➢ Retention  

1:30-1:45 p.m. – Report from 2011 SPIN-UP Workshop in Hampton, VA
Paul Gueye, Hampton University  

1:45-1:50 p.m. – Break   

FOCUSED DISCUSSIONS  

Discussions will focus on the key topics with the purpose of sharing successful strategies between department chairs to stimulate actions that can be implemented immediately at their home institutions.  

1:50-2:30 p.m. – Key Area 1: Fiscal & Funding
Facilitator: Quinton Williams

• Fiscal Resources – Quinton Williams
• Sponsored Programs: DOE – Dot Harris format_pdf and NSF – Claudia Rankins format_pdf
Gray Arrow Department of Energy's Laboratory Donation Equipment Program
• Open Floor Discussion

2:30-2:35 p.m. – Break  

2:35-3:15 p.m. – Key Area 2: Recruitment
Facilitator – Willie Rockward 

• Overview
• Sharing Strategies

3:15-3:20 p.m. – Break  

3:20-4:00 p.m. – Key Area 3: Retention

CLOSING  

4:00-4:15 p.m. – Summary and Closing Remarks
Willie Rockward, Morehouse College, HBCU Workshop Co-Chair and Arlene Modeste Knowles, APS Diversity Programs Administrator