First Look: Authentic Perspectives on STEM Reform from HBCUs
July 23, 2019
This webinar previewed a special issue of the AAC&U journal Peer Review, which featured articles by HBCU STEM faculty who completed the Leadership Development Program of the NSF-Funded Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). As national efforts to diversify STEM continue, the authentic voices of scholar-leaders who continue the broadening participation legacy and success of African Americans in STEM are vital to this conversation. Participants examined what is at the soul of leadership for broadening participation in STEM.
“In many instances, these authors, who represent a growing community of HBCU leader-scholars, unveil for us the unwritten codes that undergird how they, as Frederick Douglass suggested, ‘make the [broadening participation] roads on which they travel . . . [and] build their own ladders.’ What emerges from the following pages is a blueprint for all of us to follow—one that shows us how to integrate our own unique personal histories into an all-encompassing leadership practice that serves, with intentionality and specificity, positive outcomes from broadening participation.”
This webinar featured the work of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership, which the National Science Foundation HBCU Undergraduate Program generously funded.
Kelly MackVice President for Undergraduate STEM Education; and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, AAC&U
Maria QadriScientific Communications Postdoctoral Fellow, AAC&U
Orlando TaylorVice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research, Senior Fellow of AAC&U, Executive Director at Center for Advancement of STEM Leadership, Fielding Graduate University
Eric BucklesProgram Coordinator and Associate Professor of Biology, Dillard University
Triscia HendricksonAssociate Professor of Biology, Director, MARC U-STAR Leaders in Science Program, Interim Director, Research and Sponsored Programs, Morehouse College
Tonya Smith-JacksonProfessor of Industrial Systems Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University