Centers and Institutes

eNotice - April 2012

Scholarly Presentations

Dr. Flowers presented scholarly information pertaining to student success in graduate programs at the African American Male Retreat at The Ohio State University. The presentation highlighted issues impacting African American male graduate student development and strategies for preparing for the professoriate.

Dr. Flowers presented research regarding high-achieving Black male college students at the 58th Annual Conference of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals in Norfolk, VA. Statistical findings from a national study of minority males in science and engineering from 14 postsecondary institutions were highlighted and discussed in the context of the related literature.

Cindy Roper presented “Education Reform and Accountability: No Child Left Behind, Teacher Quality, and the Academic Achievement Gap in South Carolina School Districts” at the 2012 Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference at Hilton Head, SC. This presentation focused on the academic achievement gap and the degree to which non-highly-qualified teachers are evenly distributed across school districts in South Carolina.

Outreach and Service

The Charles H. Houston Center offered its Spring 2012 Research Workshop on February 29, 2012. The workshop focused on using SPSS and included topics such as working with variables, coding missing variables, selecting cases, and transforming variables. Moreover, participants used information from The Education Trust and the South Carolina Department of Education to prepare and analyze data.

At the 2012 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the Charles H. Houston Center facilitated the implementation of the Advancing Research on Underrepresented Ethnic Populations in Education Institute. This professional development experience was designed for graduate students across the United States and abroad who were interested in studying issues pertaining to African Americans and Latinos in education.

Noteworthy News

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured a study conducted by Dr. Flowers regarding the impact of Pell grants. The article highlighted prominent findings in the research as well as the study’s implications.

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