Centers and Institutes

eNotice - July 2011

Latest Research

Researchers examine the concurrent validity of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) using an African American precollege sample. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Black Studies.

Dr. Lamont A. Flowers, Executive Director of the Charles H. Houston Center, co-authored a chapter titled, "African American College Students" with Dr. Bettina Shuford in the book, Multiculturalism on Campus: Theory, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion. The aim of the book chapter was to provide information to assist student affairs and higher education professionals in understanding African American college student development issues.

An article published in the Online Classroom highlights findings from a study conducted by researchers at the Charles H. Houston Center and explores effective strategies for utilizing virtual laboratories in science and engineering courses at historically Black colleges and universities. The article was based on a National Science Foundation grant-funded project (HRD-0811728).

Cindy Roper explores African American enrollment across South Carolina's public colleges and universities. The study was published in a Research Brief that was produced at the Charles H. Houston Center.

Cindy Roper examines funding issues in South Carolina's public schools. The study was published in a Policy Report that was produced at the Charles H. Houston Center.

Scholarly Presentations

Dr. Flowers and researchers at Fayetteville State University and The Ohio State University presented scholarly ideas at the Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers 4th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN. The purpose of the presentation was to describe the organizational structure of a research consortium designed to broaden participation in science and engineering education research.

Outreach and Service

The Charles H. Houston Center’s Office of Academic Excellence implemented The SAT Boot Camp. This summer camp was designed to increase SAT scores, access to financial aid, and college enrollment for underrepresented students in South Carolina.

The Charles H. Houston Center hosted the Clemson Career Workshop. This program enabled rising high school seniors to participate in a one-week residential recruitment and academic development experience at Clemson University.

The Office of Academic Excellence of the Charles H. Houston Center hosted the Summer Nursing Academic and Enrichment Program. This academic camp included a daily interactive workshop for high school students who desire to work as a health care professional or in a health-related occupation.


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