AGEP Meeting, 2008


AGEP Fourth Evaluation Capacity Meeting

September 18-20, 2008
AAAS Headquarters
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Agenda and Presentations


7:15 a.m.
Bus pick-up at the hotel

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes of the Meeting
Yolanda George, Deputy Director, EHR, AAAS
View presentation [PPT]
James H. Wyche, Division Director, NSF, HRD
Roosevelt Y. Johnson, Program Director, AGEP, NSF
Lenell Allen, Program Director, AGEP, NSF

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Broadening Participation
Veronica G. Thomas, Professor, Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, Howard University
Patricia B. Campbell, President, Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.
View Building Evaluation Capacity [PPT]
View Evaluation of Efforts to Broaden STEM Participation [PPT]
Visit Highlight of Cross Project Evaluation Guides website

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Identifying Methods and Questions
Lessons Learned from Conducting NSF Evaluation Projects
(NSF IGERT and CAREER Studies)
Jennifer Giancola Carney, Senior Associate, Abt Associates
View Evaluating NSF Programs [PPT]

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Preliminary Report on NSF AGEP Departmental Surveys
Jennifer Weisman, Senior Researcher, Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.
View Writing presentation [PPT]
Patricia B. Campbell, President, Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.
View presentation [PPT]

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Small Group Discussion 1
Strengthening Evidence and Data in NSF Annual Reports, including Supplemental Questions

Group Leaders:

  • Suzanne Brainard, Executive Director, Center for Workforce Development, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Cheryl Leggon, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Catherine Millett, Senior Research Scientist, ETS, Policy Evaluation and Research Center
  • Carlos Rodriquez, Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research
  • Wendy Stock, Co-Department Head and Professor of Economics, Montana State University
    View Ph.D. Study in Economics: Completion and Labor Market Outcomes [PPT]
  • Cynthia Winston, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Howard University
  • Kimberley E. Freeman, Assistant Professor and Progra.m. Coordinator of Educational Psychology, Howard University

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Poster Setup

4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Posters and Reception
Visits and Critique by Group Leaders

6:30 p.m.
Adjourn and Dinner on Your Own
Bus pick up at AAAS


7:15 a.m.
Bus pick up at the hotel

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Comments on Posters from the Evaluators
Group Leaders

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Ask the Evaluator?
Comparison Groups and Other Concerns

Catherine Millett, ETS and Other Group Leaders
View AGEP Comparison Groups and Other Issues [PPT]

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
CGS PhD Completion Project
Robert Sowell, Project Director and Vice President, Programs and Operations, Council of Graduate Schools
View Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Data [PPT]

UCLA CGS PhD Completion Project
Angela James, Assistant Dean, Academic Initiatives, Graduate Division, UCLA
View Doctoral Completion and Attrition [PPT]
View chart: Differential Impact of Financial Suport on URMS [JPG]

UMBC CGS PhD Completion Project
Renetta G. Tull, Assistant Dean and Director PROMISE AGEP
Robert Williams, Manager, Research and Information Systems
Wendy Carter, Program Coordinator
View Challenges and Opportunities for Data Collection [PPT]

University of Michigan CGS PhD Completion Project
Maia Bergman, Assistant Director for Institutional Research, Rackham Graduate School
View Ph.D. Completion in a Comparative Context [PDF]

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Policy Issues, Evaluation and Broadening Participation
Shirley M. Malcom, Director, AAAS EHR
Bernice T. Anderson, NSF, EHR, Senior Advisor

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Small Group Session 2
Continue work on presenting evidence based reporting.
Each institution should write an evidence based AGEP Nugget and turn it in for evaluator review by 3:00 p.m.
Group Leaders

3:00 p.m.
Free afternoon for Alliance Meetings and Touring DC


7:15 a.m.
Bus pick up at the hotel

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Responses from group leaders about the nuggets
Group Leaders

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Evaluating and Improving Your Website
Sandy Thomas, Executive Director, Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
Susie Valaitis, Associate Director, Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
View Making Your Website More Effective [PPT]

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – Noon
Small group reports and response from evaluator team
Group Leaders

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Closing Remarks
Yolanda S. George, AAAS
View AGEP Evaluation Capacity Meeting 2008 [PPT]
Lenell Allen, NSF
View AGEP Impact Statements and U.S. National STEM Trends [PPT]