Centers and Institutes

eNotice - October 2012

Scholarly Presentations

Dr. Flowers presented strategies for doctoral students who are preparing to enter the professoriate in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Future Faculty Retreat at The Ohio State University. The presentation highlighted techniques for developing research agendas and documenting productivity.

Dr. Flowers described a model for increasing African American preservice teachers' Praxis I scores at the summer meeting of the Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence in Savannah, GA. The presentation also included researchers from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and ETS.

Outreach and Service

The Charles H. Houston Center offered its Fall 2012 Research Workshop on October 4, 2012. The workshop focused on using crosstabs to conduct research on the Black experience in education.

The Office of Academic Excellence in collaboration with the Greenville Regional Office of South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success implemented the PSAT/SAT Workshop on October 13, 2012. This test preparation workshop was designed to help high school students earn higher scores on the PSAT to assist students in qualifying for National Merit Scholarships.

Noteworthy News

Dr. Flowers was invited to join the Black Male Achievement Research Collaborative in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Through this research endeavor, Dr. Flowers will collaborate with other scholars around the country to analyze and disseminate information for policymakers to improve the academic achievement of African American males.

Dr. Flowers participated in an invited roundtable discussion sponsored by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) in Washington, DC. The aim of the meeting was to collaborate with practitioners and scholars to discuss research and strategies associated with improving educational and health outcomes for Black male youth.

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