Archive for December, 2017

Kentucky State University Awards its First Doctoral Degrees

Kentucky State University Awards its First Doctoral Degrees

Kentucky State University, the historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, recently conferred its first doctoral degrees in the 131-year history of the educational institution. Six students were awarded the doctor of nursing practice degree at the university’s fall commencement.

A New Documentary Film Tells the History of Delaware State University

A New Documentary Film Tells the History of Delaware State University

The film tells the story of the educational institution that started in 1891 with 12 students meeting in an old plantation to the vibrant global university it is today. The project was proposed three years ago by Marilyn Whittingham, executive director of Delaware Humanities.

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

Angela K. Lewis, professor of political science at the University of Alabama Birmingham, has been selected to serve as chair of the department of political science and public administration at the university.

Albany State University Signs New Agreement With Albany Technical College

Albany State University Signs New Agreement With Albany Technical College

The institutions have cooperated in the past, but this new agreement strengthens the partnership and allows students who complete associate’s degrees at Albany Technical College to expand the number of majors they can consider at Albany State.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Timothy J. Dunn at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Quentin R. Tyler at Michigan State University, and Sherryta Freeman at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Calestous Juma, 1953-2017

In Memoriam: Calestous Juma, 1953-2017

Calestous Juma was a professor of the practice of international development at the Kennedy School of Harvard University. A native of Kenya, Dr. Juma earned a Ph.D. in science and technology studies at the University of Sussex in England.

Miami University — Manager, Marketing Strategy and Analysis

Miami University — Manager, Marketing Strategy and Analysis

Manager Marketing Strategy and Analysis needed to plan, direct, and coordinate marketing strategy and analysis for Miami University.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Harvard Accepts a Large Group of Black Students in Its Early Action Process

Harvard Accepts a Large Group of Black Students in Its Early Action Process

African Americans make up 13.9 percent of all students admitted in its nonbinding early action process. This is up from 12.6 percent a year ago.

University of Louisville Publishes a Diversity Report

University of Louisville Publishes a Diversity Report

The report outlines progress that has been made in enrolling African Americans and students from other underrepresented groups and sets goals for increasing diversity in the future. Data is also provided on faculty and staff diversity.

An Increase in the Number of Black Applicants to the University of California

An Increase in the Number of Black Applicants to the University of California

The number of African Americans from California applying to the nine undergraduate campuses is up 6.2 percent from a year ago. The number of Black applicants from California is up at all nine undergraduate campuses this year.

In Memoriam: Laron J. Clark Jr., 1937-2017

In Memoriam: Laron J. Clark Jr., 1937-2017

During Laron Clark’s tenure as director of development at Hampton University in Virginia, the university’s endowment grew from $29 million to more than $260 million.

The Drake University Law School Partners With 100 Black Men of America

The Drake University Law School Partners With 100 Black Men of America

Under the new agreement, Drake students who are part of the nonprofit organization’s Collegiate 100 program and who meet established criteria will be automatically be admitted to the law school’s juris doctorate program.

In Memoriam: William M. Pender Sr., 1922-2017

In Memoriam: William M. Pender Sr., 1922-2017

Dr. Pender was hired in 1965 as director of guidance and teacher training at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was a professor of education and later served as vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Monterey Peninsula College — Access Services and Outreach Librarian Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Access Services and Outreach Librarian Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

This position is responsible for the planning and development of library access and public services at the main campus, satellite centers, and for online programs.

Monterey Peninsula College — Physical Fitness Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Physical Fitness Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

The Physical Education Division is seeking an individual who will instruct physical fitness courses and provide leadership in the Physical Fitness Department.

Monterey Peninsula College — Nutrition Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Nutrition Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

The desired candidate will have an interest in developing and delivering a curriculum directed at CTE, general education and/or transfer-level students.

Monterey Peninsula College — Theatre Arts Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Theatre Arts Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track Theatre Arts Instructor to teach Theatre Arts classes as well as direct and produce a series of plays for the season.

Monterey Peninsula College — Psychology Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Psychology Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

This instructional position requires the selected candidate to teach a broad range of psychology courses, including Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, Introduction to Statistics in the Social Sciences, General Psychology, and Lifespan Development.

Monterey Peninsula College — English Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — English Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Typical assignment includes teaching two or more of the following types of courses: developmental reading and writing, intermediate academic reading and writing, college composition, critical thinking, and literature.

Monterey Peninsula College — Computer Information Systems Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Computer Information Systems Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

The Business & Technology Division is seeking a full-time Computer Information Systems instructor who has expertise in computer networking and cyber security; Unix/Linux; database administration; computer hardware; server operating, and systems.

Monterey Peninsula College — Chemistry Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Chemistry Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

The successful candidate will teach the lecture as well as laboratory and problem session components of the chemistry courses that are taught at Monterey Peninsula College.

Monterey Peninsula College — Music Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Music Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track instructor in Music.

Monterey Peninsula College — Math Instructor, Math Learning Center Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Math Instructor, Math Learning Center Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

This math faculty position is intended to better meet the growing needs of MPC students and provide expanded support for students in evening and online programs, as well as at the Education Center at Marina.

Monterey Peninsula College — Early Childhood Education Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College — Early Childhood Education Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

Monterey Peninsula College seeks a full time tenure track Early Childhood Education Instructor to teach a variety of ECE courses, develop and manage curriculum, work cooperatively with MPC Early Childhood Education Lab School Director, and advocate for early care and education on campus and within the community.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Wolde-Ab Issac Appointed Chancellor of the Riverside Community College District

Wolde-Ab Issac Appointed Chancellor of the Riverside Community College District

The district, the fifth largest in the state of California includes Riverside City College, Norco College and Moreno Valley College. Since 2015, Dr. Isaac, a native of Eritrea in East Africa, has served as president of Riverside City College.

A Checkup on African American Students Entering U.S. Medical Schools

A Checkup on African American Students Entering U.S. Medical Schools

This year 21,338 students entered medical school for the first time. Of these, 1,775 identified themselves as Black or African American. Thus, Blacks made up 8.3 percent of new entrants to U.S. medical schools.

University of Illinois at Chicago  — Director - TRIO Programs

University of Illinois at Chicago — Director – TRIO Programs

This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating academic support initiatives for TRIO to meet the learning needs of all eligible TRIO students, while complying with the complex requirements established by the US Department of Education.

Harvard University — Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Resource Development

Harvard University — Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Resource Development

Oversee donor relations functions at the Harvard Kennedy School which include financial reporting, stewardship reporting, and creative donor recognition.

Shakeup in the Leadership of Arkansas Baptist College

Shakeup in the Leadership of Arkansas Baptist College

Joseph L. Jones is no longer president of Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. Dr. Jones has stated that he resigned from his position. But the board of trustees has stated that Dr. Jones was terminated for cause.

The Racial Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

The Racial Gap in Educational Attainment in the United States

African Americans are showing steady progress in degree attainments at all levels. However, significant racial gaps persist at every level of education. Some 38 percent of non-Hispanic White adults hold a college degree compared to 24 percent of African American adults.

The New Dean of Students at Tuskegee University in Alabama

The New Dean of Students at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Mandrake Miller has held student affairs posts at Livingstone College in North Carolina, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Chowan University in North Carolina, and Virginia Union University in Richmond.

University of Michigan — Dean, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

University of Michigan — Dean, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

The next Dean of SMTD will be expected to provide collaborative leadership, nationally and internationally, to enhance the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of the three fields represented in the School.

University of Wyoming — Dean, College of Health Sciences

University of Wyoming — Dean, College of Health Sciences

The Dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the College and is responsible for providing leadership in academic, intellectual, fiscal, clinical, administrative, outreach, and fundraising activities.