Centers and Institutes

eNotice - April 2013

Scholarly Presentations

Cindy Roper and James Vines presented “Challenges and Change: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Closing the Academic Achievement Gap” at the 2013 Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference at Sarasota, FL. This presentation focused on the academic achievement gap in South Carolina’s public schools and highlighted how organizational theory can help to understand this phenomenon.

Dr. Flowers presented a lecture at the African American Male Retreat sponsored by The Ohio State University’s Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. The lecture was designed to assist graduate students in developing a scholarly framework to guide the production of empirical research.

Outreach and Service

The Charles H. Houston Center's Office of Academic Excellence hosted the Emerging Young Leaders program at Clemson University on April 10th. The Emerging Young Leaders program is designed to promote academic achievement among eighth grade girls at Robert Anderson Middle School.

The Charles H. Houston Center offered its Spring 2013 Research Workshop. The workshop focused on the use of the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) technique to explore the achievement gap in South Carolina.

Noteworthy News

Dr. Flowers contributes to article in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine. The article highlights the impact of Pell grants on racially diverse college students.

Dr. Flowers was featured in the Richmond Free Press. The article also highlighted Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center.

Dr. Flowers contributes to article in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The article addressed representation issues regarding African American males in gifted education.

Dr. Flowers volunteered to serve as the webmaster for a special interest group in the American Educational Research Association. The special interest group, Research Focus on Black Education, advances the study of the Black experience in education in America and abroad.

Dr. Flowers was invited to serve on the advisory board of the University Council for Educational Administration Center for Leadership in Law and Education. The center explores critical topics regarding the impact of legal issues on educational environments.


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