Centers and Institutes

eNotice - July 2013

Latest Research

Dr. Flowers authored a book chapter titled, “Exploring the Relationship between Academic Self-Regulation and Educational Outcomes among African American Male Education Majors” in the book, Black Male Teachers: Diversifying the United States’ Teacher Workforce. This study highlighted the importance of investigating student engagement issues for African American males pursuing education degrees.

Dr. Flowers co-authored an article titled, “Online Teaching Strategies to Promote Career Management Skills in STEM Disciplines” in the Online Classroom. This article highlights strategies to enhance students’ educational and career development outcomes.

Scholarly Presentations

A study conducted by Dr. Flowers and James Vines was presented at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. The study examined the effects of academic orientations on African American students' career development outcomes.

Outreach and Service

The Charles H. Houston Center collaborated with Claflin University to support the Black Male Symposium. The symposium included lectures and activities for Black male high school students as well as panel discussions for educational leaders and researchers.

The Charles H. Houston Center’s Office of Academic Excellence and Jantzi Test Prep collaborated to implement College Knowledge 101. This event was designed for high school students to help prepare them to perform well on college admissions tests.

The Charles H. Houston Center’s Office of Academic Excellence and the Human-Centered Computing Division collaborated to host CodeIt Day. The workshop was designed to enable students to learn about computer science in an exciting and interactive learning environment.

The Office of Academic Excellence implemented the ACT/SAT DeMystifier. This professional development opportunity was designed to enable teachers to learn more about the structure of college admissions tests.

The Charles H. Houston Center coordinated the Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans and Education at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco, CA. To facilitate the research institute, the Charles H. Houston Center collaborated with scholars around the country to implement this educational and professional development opportunity for doctoral students.

The Charles H. Houston Center offered the Palmetto Ph.D. Project on May 17 and June 1, 8, and 15. The primary goal of the Palmetto Ph.D. Project was to encourage and prepare prospective students to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of education and study the Black experience in education.

The Charles H. Houston Center’s Office of Academic Excellence implemented the SAT Boot Camp. This summer camp was designed to help South Carolina high school students increase their SAT and ACT scores.

The Charles H. Houston Center hosted the Clemson Career Workshop. This program enabled high school students to learn about careers in science and engineering.

The Office of Academic Excellence in collaboration with the School of Computing offered Camp CyberGirls. This program was designed to help students learn computer programming skills.

Noteworthy News

The Charles H. Houston Center celebrated its 25th anniversary at the South Carolina Professional Association for Access and Equity’s 2013 annual conference in Columbia, SC. The commemorative ceremony included presentations designed to highlight the historical legacy and future directions of the Charles H. Houston Center.

Dr. Flowers participated in a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, DC. The meeting was designed to identify policy solutions to enhance African American males' academic and health outcomes.

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