Centers and Institutes

eNotice - April 2011


Latest Research

Study examines differences in perceptions of structure dependence among online and traditional students at a historically Black college.

Scholarly Presentations

Dr. Flowers presented research findings concerning the impact of psychosocial factors on students’ development at the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists' annual conference in Jackson, MS. The research was based on a National Science Foundation grant-funded project titled, "Mixed Methods Study of the Factors Influencing Recruitment, Retention, and Academic Achievement of Undergraduate Females and Males in STEM Disciplines at HBCUs" (Award Number, 0929148).

Dr. Flowers presented research findings regarding the effects of online learning on science and engineering students at the National Council for Black Studies' annual conference in Cincinnati, OH. The information presented was based on a National Science Foundation grant-funded project titled, "Examining the Impact of Online Distance Education on Student Learning and Student Engagement in STEM Disciplines at Historically Black Colleges and Universities" (Award Number, 0811728).

Cindy Roper, Research and Planning Administrator at the Charles H. Houston Center, presented an academic poster at the College of Health, Education, and Human Development’s Spring 2011 Research Forum at Clemson University. This presentation, "Through an Equity Lens: Minorities and Education Finance in South Carolina’s Public Schools," explored the relationship between minority achievement and educational funding in the state’s 85 school districts.

Outreach and Service

The Charles H. Houston Center conducted the Spring 2011 Research Workshop. Participants learned about different types of validity and reliability in survey research and gained hands-on experience using SPSS® by analyzing data from the 2002 General Social Survey.

The Charles H. Houston Center’s Office of Academic Excellence implemented "College Knowledge 101." This program was designed for high school students (Grades 9-12) and parents to provide helpful information about the following: (a) test taking strategies, (b) the college admissions process, (c) how to find scholarships for college, and (d) developing a plan for college.

At the 2011 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, the Charles H. Houston Center facilitated the implementation of "The Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course on African Americans and Education." This professional development experience is designed for graduate students across the United States and abroad who are interested in researching issues pertaining to social justice, diversity, and the Black experience in education.

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