Centers and Institutes

eNotice - October 2013

Scholarly Presentations

Cindy Roper participated in a study titled, “Reliability and Validity of the On-line Assessment of Learning Potential Using the Individual Learning Profile Questionnaire.” The study was presented, electronically, at the International Conference on Learning in Rhodes, Greece.

Dr. Flowers presented scholarly ideas titled, “PREPARE: Increasing Minority Student Success on Teacher Preparation Exams” at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence’s summer meeting in Seattle, WA. The presentation highlighted a proposed strategy for improving PRAXIS test scores.

Dr. Flowers presented statistical findings at the 20th Biennial World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children in Louisville, KY. The research was based on a grant-funded study titled, "Exploring the Relationship between Academic and Career Orientations of High-Ability African American College Students."

The Charles H. Houston Center and Harvard University’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice implemented a symposium on September 5th. During the symposium, Dr. Flowers discussed the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Flowers presented research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference. At the conference, Dr. Flowers discussed recent research conducted at the Charles H. Houston Center that focuses on issues impacting the educational development of African American males.

Outreach and Service

The Office of Academic Excellence in collaboration with South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success implemented the PSAT/SAT Workshop on September 14th and October 5th. The workshop helps South Carolina high school students prepare for the PSAT to assist students in qualifying for National Merit Scholarships.

Noteworthy News

Dr. Flowers was appointed to the President's Commission on the Status of Black Faculty and Staff at Clemson University. The commission works to create strategies to support the recruitment and retention of Black faculty and staff at Clemson University.

In collaboration with Fayetteville State University, the Charles H. Houston Center was awarded a 3-year grant in the amount of $349,697 from the National Science Foundation. The purpose of the grant-funded project is to study an innovative career development program, Advancing Interest and Motivation (AIM) for STEM Careers.

Starlett Craig participated in an interview on 107.3 WJMZ. The radio segment highlighted the Charles H. Houston Center's PSAT/SAT Workshop.

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