Archive for May, 2018

It Appears There Are No Blacks Among the 84 New Members of the National Academy of Sciences

It Appears There Are No Blacks Among the 84 New Members of the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences does not publish data on the race or ethnicity of its members. But according to a JBHE analysis of the group of 84 new members from the United States, none are African Americans.

Seven African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Seven African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

University of Pennsylvania — Director of Leukemia Program/CE Faculty Position 

University of Pennsylvania — Director of Leukemia Program/CE Faculty Position 

The Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track.

Cornell University — Assistant Director of Admissions for Yield Activities

Cornell University — Assistant Director of Admissions for Yield Activities

The Assistant Director of Admissions for Yield Activities plays an integral role in the Office of Admissions of the College of Arts and Sciences, assisting the Director in the creation, implementation, and coordination of recruitment and yield programs that will contribute to the College’s enrollment goals.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis — Executive Associate Dean for the Institute for Engaged Learning

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis — Executive Associate Dean for the Institute for Engaged Learning

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis seeks an innovative and visionary academic leader to serve as founding Executive Associate Dean to lead the new Institute for Engaged Learning.

College of Staten Island (CUNY) — Enrollment Services Coordinator

College of Staten Island (CUNY) — Enrollment Services Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Services and Financial Aid Operations, the Enrollment Services Coordinator supports the daily operations of the College’s Enrollment Service Center.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino — Dean of Palm Desert Campus (Administrator III) / Palm Desert Campus

California State University, San Bernardino — Dean of Palm Desert Campus (Administrator III) / Palm Desert Campus

Serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the PDC, this position reports to the provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Brown University — Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity & Diversity

Brown University — Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity & Diversity

The Assistant Vice President leads, manages and supports policies and initiatives related to equity and helps to establish, implement and maintain compliance processes that are clear and accessible to members of the Brown community.

New York University Abu Dhabi — Director of Admissions

New York University Abu Dhabi — Director of Admissions

NYU Abu Dhabi’s next Director of Admissions will be a bold, inventive, and optimistic leader, and a deft agent for change who brings superior communication, management, strategy, and diplomacy skills.

Assumption College — Vice President of Enrollment Management

Assumption College — Vice President of Enrollment Management

The vice president will provide inspiration and leadership in the enrollment division, consisting of enrollment management, admissions, athletics, graduate recruitment, and financial aid.

University of Alaska Anchorage — Executive Director of Admissions

University of Alaska Anchorage — Executive Director of Admissions

The executive director of admissions is expected to develop and implement an integrated marketing and recruitment strategy for new undergraduate students while overseeing a holistic admissions process.

Miami University — eLearning Video Production Specialist

Miami University — eLearning Video Production Specialist

With a goal of facilitating learners in acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies, the eLearning Videographer will support and collaborate to create engaging learning environments through video production and editing.

Miami University — Instructional Design & Technology Specialist

Miami University — Instructional Design & Technology Specialist

With a goal of facilitating learners in acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies, the Instructional Design Specialist will support and collaborate to create engaging learning environments.

The First Book by Zora Neale Hurston Has Been Published 87 Years After It Was Written

The First Book by Zora Neale Hurston Has Been Published 87 Years After It Was Written

The book had not been published previously due to the heavily accented dialogue that makes it difficult to read for many people. The manuscript had been tucked away in the archives at Howard University for several decades.

University of Oregon Unveils Plans for Its Black Cultural Center

University of Oregon Unveils Plans for Its Black Cultural Center

The $2.2 million center has has been designed to accommodate an array of activities, including studying, student meetings, academic support and even small classes. The center also will showcase cultural pieces and artwork that celebrate Black heritage.

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.

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.

Harvard University — Director of Administration and Finance

Harvard University — Director of Administration and Finance

The Director of Administration and Finance will be responsible for advancing the key financial, operational and administrative goals of the Harvard Library, Harvard College Library, and member libraries affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission — Chancellor

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission — Chancellor

The Commission has charged the Search Committee to identify a mature, student-centered, politically astute leader with proven skills in innovation, fiscal management, and creative problem solving.

Southern Methodist University — Marketing Faculty Positions

Southern Methodist University — Marketing Faculty Positions

The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University is seeking to fill two tenure-track/tenured marketing faculty positions for Fall 2019.

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

University of Maryland Takes Steps to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

In March the report of the Joint President/Senate Inclusion and Respect Task Force was submitted to the University Senate and Wallace C. Loh, president of the university. Now, President Loh has called on the university to begin implementing the proposed changes.

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

The new initiative to honor Dr. Watkins at Tennessee State will have several components; an endowed scholarship fund for pre-med students, a lecture series on health care and STEM education, and on-campus societies to aid pre-med and STEM students.

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University in Mississippi finished with the highest student satisfaction rating of any HBCU in the country. This pushed Alcorn State to seventh overall on the Best HBCUs list compiled by College Consensus.

Commission Examines History of Washington & Lee University and Makes Recommendations

Commission Examines History of Washington & Lee University and Makes Recommendations

First and foremost, the commission recommended that the name of the university not be changed despite the fact that George Washington was a slave owner and Robert E. Lee was a slave owner and led the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant or Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

The successful applicant will have experience in the field of laryngology and esophagology with a focus on voice, swallowing and airway disorders.

Georgia Southern University — Limited-Term Instructor, History

Georgia Southern University — Limited-Term Instructor, History

Reporting to the department chair, the limited-term instructor position requires teaching the equivalent of 5 sections of World History per semester.

State University of New York at Oswego — Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

State University of New York at Oswego — Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics

The Linguistics Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a one year term Visiting Assistant Professor position.

Many African American Students Receive Pell Grants: But Do They Graduate?

Many African American Students Receive Pell Grants: But Do They Graduate?

Some 214 institutions have Pell graduation rates lower than 25 percent. Of the more than 60,000 Pell students initially enrolled at these institutions combined, only 9,904 of them (16 percent) graduated within six years.

The United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Chooses a New Leader

The United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Chooses a New Leader

Richard Green will become interim president on June 1. Most recently, Dr. Green served as interim president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, he was interim provost at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota and Albany State University in Georgia.

Affluent Black Youth Are More Likely to Be Depressed Than Lower-Income Black Youth

Affluent Black Youth Are More Likely to Be Depressed Than Lower-Income Black Youth

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan found that Black youths between 13 and 17 years of age from affluent families were more likely to suffer from depression that Black youth from lower socioeconomic groups. The reason: Exposure to higher levels of racial discrimination.

Charles Whitaker to Lead the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker to Lead the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Professor Whitaker holds the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Chair and is the associate dean of journalism at the Medill School. He joined the faculty at the journalism school in 1993. He will become interim dean on July 1.

The Racial Gap in Access to Advanced Courses in High Schools

The Racial Gap in Access to Advanced Courses in High Schools

A new report from the New York Equity Coalition finds that White students are far more likely than Black students to go to schools with Advanced Placement courses and other curricula that will better prepare them for college. It is probable that the same situation occurs in other states.

The Ohio State University — Acquisitions Librarian

The Ohio State University — Acquisitions Librarian

The Acquisitions Librarian leads the business processes for acquiring library resources for general collections, Special Collections, and Area Studies.

Darrell Cain Appointed President of Pierce College-Puyallup in Washington State

Darrell Cain Appointed President of Pierce College-Puyallup in Washington State

Dr. Cain has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs for Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. When he takes office, Dr. Cain will be the first African American to serve as permanent president of the Puyallup campus.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Introduces a Wide Array of New Academic Offerings

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Introduces a Wide Array of New Academic Offerings

There will be several new concentrations in the biology and liberal studies degree programs and a new minor degree program in computer science. The changes are aimed at enhancing students’ opportunities for career success.