Saturday Concurrent Sessions
4/11/2015, 9:00am - 9:50am
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Presenter(s): Toya Barnes-Teamer, Ph.D., Muriel Hawkins, Ph.D., NIa Haydel, Ph.D.
As we consider leadership in
higher education, this season will address strategies that African Americans
can use to obtain the advantages necessary to move up the ladder at various
types of institutions.
Am I Supposed to be Here?: Overcoming
Impostor Syndrome as a New Professional in Higher Education
Presenter(s): Brandi J. Blake, M.Ed. Assistant Director of Residence
Life and First Year Experience
Facing your fears in a new
job position can be challenging, especialy if you landed a job in a field of
higher education that is not your realm of expertise. Should this situation be
considered a blessing or are you an IMPOSTOR? This session will outline the
symptoms of Impostor Syndrome, how to build your confidence within your new
position and most importantly, how to meet and exceed your potential as a new
professional in higher education.
Retribution, Rehabilitation, & Restoration: When the Ex-Offender Returns Home
Presenter(s): Derek Irvin
The United States currently
has jailed some 2 million plus people.
Although that is a most shocking statement, what makes this statement
more dreadful is the fact that there are a total of 7 million under
correctional supervision - in custody, parole, or on probation. Most of those that are incarcerated are black
and Hispanic males. The startling fact
is that there are more people in prisons and jails today for drug offenses than
were incarcerated for all reasons in 1980.
Emotions matter: Achievement Emotions
are crucial for educating marginalized populations
Presenter(s): Marilyn Simmons Bowe, Ph.D. Founder and CEO
This session will discuss the
Control Value Theory of Achievement Emotions (CVTAE). It will highlight the
importance of addressing eight discrete emotions that are fundamental to all
learning outcomes.These eight achievement emotions are subdivided into positive
- joy, hope and pride; negative - anger, anxiety, hoplessness, boredem and
shame. The discussion will introduce an important new concept, the brainchild
of the presenter, called CAMP©. CAMP© refers to the cognitive, affective,
motivational and physiological components that impact how we emote as we learn.
This is crucial for academic preparation, recruitment, retention and academic
success for students, in general, and marginalized students, in particular.
The Minority Education Industrial
Presenter(s): Tiffani J. Smith
For-profit colleges and
universities continue to increase the access and efficiency in awarding
certificates and degrees to students of color.
More specifically, for-profit colleges and universities mainly provide
educational opportunities for first-generation, non-traditional aged, Black and
Hispanic females. This paper provides an
analysis of for-profit institutions in Southern California utilizing the
Institute for Higher Education Policy’s (2012) classification scheme and
student interviews. This analysis provides insights about Black and Hispanic
female’s decisions to attend for-profit institutions, admissions and course
experiences, and opportunities upon graduation.
When Worlds Collide" Technology,
Academics, and Mental Health
Presenter(s): Linwood Webster
My personal and professional
background includes an unconventional mixture of being raised in a rural
agricultural environment at an early age, and somehow meticulously charting an
educational and professional path to Harvard University. Since 1996, my higher education background
includes information technology, academic advising, and a pending clinical
mental health counseling degree. My
presentation includes a dialogue and interactive discussion on my challenges,
obstacles, and successes, along with current strategies that will provide
opportunities and approaches to increase the number of Blacks in STEM fields.
10:00am - 10:50am
Examining the Experiences of First
Generation African American Males in Graduate School
Presenter(s): James Coaxum, III
This study explores the
experiences of first generation African American males enrolled graduate
school. The study utilizes a
phenomenological approach to uncover persistence factors and strategies that
fosters success among these students while in graduate degree programs. Through the lens of academic and social
experiences, the paper highlights how African American males enhance their
educational mobility beyond postsecondary education.
Public/Private Partnerships: Utilizing
Service Learning To Facilitate Student Engagement
Presenter(s): Dr. Charles W. Richardson, Jr.
There is an increasing trend
within higher education to recognize and respond to the need for developing
students as well rounded and "global citizens". One of the facets of
this development is the increased presence of service and experiential learning
as components of the academic curriculum. This session reports on activities
managed and performed by Clark Atlanta University, and represents a viable
model for replication at other institutions, particularly those serving
minority students and located in communities consisting of members of various
minority people groups.
Learning Assessment in Higher Education:
A Focus In Radio and Television Production
Presenter(s): Dr Eric Dogini
The basic purpose of a
learning assessment is to determine what students want and need to learn and
improve learning. The increase in
racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in higher education is reflected in many
classrooms. However, diversity with practice is complicated, confusing, and
dynamic, and for some classroom instructors’ it is burdened with uneasiness,
difficulty, and discomfort.
Finally! A Greek Presentation That is
Not About Hazing!
Presenter(s): Dr. Kevin A. Dougherty
The common themes we tend to
hear about Greek Letter Organizations are hazing, partying, sexual assaults,
and student deaths all over the country. These situations have become so
common; we tend to see presentations, speakers, and task forces being created
to determine the ways to combat these types of occurrences. Instead of
contributing to this commonality, this program will feature a presentation
exploring the successes of Greek Life Organizations, particularly within the
African American community. Learn from these presenters in how they work with
these organizations to promote healthy, successful, and productive students
within and out of their college campuses.
Discovering Agricultural Related Careers
Presenter(s): Christopher Mathis Jr., Audrey McCrary-Quarles
Combining Youth, Passion, and
Resources for Environmental Science Studies is a Capacity Building grant funded
through USDA and National Institute of Food and Agriculture that exposes
underrepresented minority middle school students of rural Orangeburg County, to
agricultural careers, to create a pipeline to high school that supports
preparation for these Ag career choices.
Overall, minority youth were afforded opportunities to attend
4H-After-School Programs and Residential Summer Camps, and become a member of
the Junior Minorities in Agricultural, Natural Resources & Related Sciences
(Jr. MANRRS) program. Key Words:
After-School Programs and Residential Summer Camps, and Agricultural Career.
Student Success: Psychosocial Factors
and Black Male STEM Majors
Presenter(s): Ulanda Simposn
The purpose of this
presentation is to examine the influence of psychosocial factors on student
success of black male STEM majors. The speaker will discuss a review of the
literature and strategic planning at the community college and university
settings for the establishment of relevant psychosocial support systems.
"From Orientation through
Graduation to Workstation”
Presenter(s): Linwood Webster, Alfonza X Marshall
An Academic Advisor for
undergraduates for over 10 years at UNC-Chapel Hill, I have professionally and
personally "defined” the academic advising position by combining my current
clinical mental health counseling education.
In a "dual role with one goal", I use advising, counseling,
and coaching to get students "From Orientation through Graduation to
Workstation". With over 18 years of
higher education experience, my professional insight and perspective consists
of high-impact practices for undergraduates during their educational process
and the value of high-impact practices beyond graduation.
11:00am - 11:50am
Promoting Student Success Through The
Student Integration Model For Success
Presenter(s): Toya Barnes-Teamer, Ph.D., Demetrius Johnson, Ph.D., Nia Haydel, Ph.D., Kevin Bastian, Ph.D.
As Dillard University
continues to develop and refine its strategic plan under its new president,
student success continues to be its underlying theme. Dillard addresses the
needs of its students through the Student Integration Model for Success (SIMS).
The basic premise of the SIMS model is that academic, social, psychological,
financial, career, spiritual and administration integration are essential to
student retention and success.
The Mentoring Relationship: Perspectives
from a Faculty Mentor and Graduate Student
Presenter(s): Linda Blake, Ph.D., Daydra Jones, MPA
Literature supports the
importance of finding the right mentor to assist in ones advancing career
(Dahlvig, 2010). However, finding a mentor who will be a good match and has the
time to devote to the mentoring process is another story. This presentation
examines strategies for finding mentor from the perspective of a graduate
student as well as a faculty member. The benefits and boundaries of that
relationship will also be examined.
I Am More Than My Hair: Exploring
Professionalism for African Americans
Presenter(s): Dr. Kevin A. Dougherty, Dr. Aaron J. Hart
When discussing professional
appearance, some common questions that Black men and women, who have long or
natural hair, have to ask is, "What do I do with my hair? Should I cut it?
Should I straighten it? Or can I wear it natural?" The answers may be
simple for some, but for a lot of Black men and women, the answers are
difficult as this decision could dictate how far they may go in their career. While
using racial identity theory as a foundation, this program will delve into
experiences of Black men and women regarding professional appearance.
Shared Investment and Commitment to
Presenter(s): Doreen B. Hilton, LaDelle Olion, Noran L. Moffett
At institutions with heavy
teaching loads, faculty members face the reality and challenge of balancing
requirements of teaching, research, publishing, and service. Budget cuts in higher education necessitate
generating creative yet economical strategies to meet these requirements. This session discusses strategies that can be
implemented with very small budgets to support, nurture, and enhance a culture
of scholarship that highlights research and publications and promotes
advancement in higher education.
How Do We Get Them To Come and Stay
Presenter(s): Dr. Ronald Hopkins, Dr. Jerrel Wade, Dr. Alexander
Okwonna, Dr. Lamar McWaine, Dr. Jerry
We All Know That Student
Apathy Is A Major Problem In Getting Our Males Of Color To Get Involved On
Campus. Learn How The San Jacinto
College District's Men of Honor Program Has Been Successful At Recruiting And
Getting Buy-In From There Student Program Participants.
Tips on Shuffle: Career Workshops within
a Peer Support Program
Presenter(s): Kimberly L. Weatherly Ed.D.
The growing multiethnic
nature of education and training environments makes it dire that academic and
student affairs professionals, especially those working in multicultural
sub-communities within predominantly White learning environments, address
deficiencies out side of the classroom regarding career preparedness. The
purpose of this presentation is to discuss career and life skill workshops that
aid in preparing students of color for the work force within a freshman Peer Support