AGEP Meeting, December 2009


AGEP National Conference II

December 10-11, 2009
Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
Washington, DC

Agenda and Presentations


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Morning Refreshments & Networking

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Welcome: Yolanda George, AAAS

8:40 – 8:50 a.m.
Meeting Overview: James Wyche, NSF
Introduction: William Eckberg, NSF

8:50 – 9:30 a.m.
Perspectives on Faculty Diversity: Research & Market Forces
Shirley Malcom, AAAS
Malcom presentation

9:30 – 10:10 a.m.
AGEP National Evaluation Study Report
Carlos Rodriguez, AIR
Rodriguez presentation

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.
AGEP Campus Climate Visitation Team Report
Robert Lichter, NSF HRD consultant
Lichter presentation

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Networking Break

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
New HRD Undergraduate & Graduate Activities
James Wyche & William Eckberg
Wyche presentation

  • HSI
  • Male Academic Enhancement
  • JAM: Format Change
  • TSR

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Introduction to TSR: A National Database & Tracking of URM STEM

Carlos Rodriguez & Jim Brown, AIR consultant

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Introduction of TSR Software System/Live Demo
Jim Brown & Excalibur

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.
AGEP Budget & Status Report
Al Wilson and Victor Santiago, NSF

12:20 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Discussion
STEM Faculty Hiring: Where Did All the URM PhDs Go?

Fitzgerald Bramwell, University of Kentucky
Bramwell presentation

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions:
Recruitment, Training, Tracking, Retention & Promotion

  1. Transitioning and monitoring URM PhDs to postdoctoral and junior faculty positions
    Identify and describe elements of most successful approaches and rationale for strategies taken
  2. Strategies for CAREER program outreach and increasing participation for URM junior faculty
    Topics/Probes: Discussion with NSF CAREER program officers and a CAREER awardee

    Fitzgerald Bramwell


  3. Challenges and Successes: Recruitment, Entry & Retention of URM scholars in the Professoriate
    Topics/Probes: Identify 3-5 top challenges and current strategies used to Meet achieve goals; Identify & describe elements of successful approaches

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Reports & Discussion from Various Break-Out Sessions

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Morning Refreshments & Networking

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
AGEP II: An Enhanced Big ‘P’ Model
James Wyche and William Eckberg

  • New AGEP = integration w/SBE
  • Professoriate Transition Models

The Way Forward

  • Future solicitations; Budgets
  • All the sciences together
  • AGEP II Program Components
  • National Goals & Metrics
  • TSR Participants: Sloan, Gates, Ford, GEM, SREB,

NIH, NSF-AGEP, NSF-IGERT; NSF coordination

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Small Group Sessions
Three-four small groups will discuss same topic and report on their discussions. There are two parts to each small group discussion.

Part One: How should an Alliance work?

  • What has not worked in building your Alliance?
  • What are the top 3-5 examples of Alliance success? And why?

Part Two: What is the added value of an alliance for enhancing faculty diversity?

  • Sources of challenges to implementing and sustaining STEM faculty diversity? Solutions?
  • Campus evidence that Alliance has enhanced faculty diversity?
  • If not, why? If so, how? What is the best way to leverage an Alliance to improve the campus climate?

11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Report Back from Small Group Sessions

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch & Update on AAAS Project
Yolanda George & Richard Weibl, AAAS
Patricia Campbell and Tom Kibler, Campbell-Kibler, Inc.

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks: AAAS
Our AGEP Commitment: Wanda Ward, NSF
Ward presentation