Archive for June, 2018

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University has announced that it has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative. Under the initiative the university plans to take a number of steps designed to promote health and wellness.

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Alphonso Simpson Jr. of Western Illinois University, Enzley Mitchell IV at Bethel College, Crystal R. Sanders at Penn State, Fred M. Ssewamala at Washington University, Kibibi Voloria Mack Shelton at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Vashaun Wrice at Virginia State.

North Carolina Central University Enhances Partnership With Wake Tech

North Carolina Central University Enhances Partnership With Wake Tech

Under the new agreement, students who graduate from Wake Tech with an associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism administration will be able to transfer to North Carolina Central University to complete a bachelor’s degree in the field.

Two African American Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

Two African American Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

Walter E. Massey, who served as president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, is the first living alumnus of the college to have an endowed chair named in his honor. Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry, associate professor at Delaware State University, was named the 2018 Delaware Social Worker of the Year.

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

The consortium on Transformative Teaching Practice for 21st Century Career Pathways will engage in structured activities that foster community, identifies and validates new innovations, amplifies and scales best practices, and disseminates learnings.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

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 Dayton — Director, Community and Neighborhood Partnerships

University of Dayton — Director, Community and Neighborhood Partnerships

The Director of Community and Neighborhood Partnerships leads the community leadership and neighborhood partnership component of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community’s work with focus on building public projects and partnerships with the City of Dayton and Montgomery County.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery (AC Track), Pennsylvania Hospital

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery (AC Track), Pennsylvania Hospital

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure academic-clinician track.

Rochester Institute of Technology — Instructional / Support Faculty, National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Rochester Institute of Technology — Instructional / Support Faculty, National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Teach two or three courses per semester in the broad area of Deaf cultural studies with particular emphasis on courses addressing diversity, multiculturalism and intersectionality.

Georgia State University College of Law — Assistant / Associate Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Georgia State University College of Law — Assistant / Associate Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Georgia State University College of Law currently invites applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position in alternative dispute resolution to begin in the 2019-20 academic year.

Georgia State University College of Law — Assistant Director, Legal Analytics

Georgia State University College of Law — Assistant Director, Legal Analytics

Georgia State University College of Law is hiring an Assistant Director for the newly created Legal Analytics & Innovation initiative (Innovation Initiative).

Georgia State University College of Law — Assistant / Associate Professor, Legal Analytics

Georgia State University College of Law — Assistant / Associate Professor, Legal Analytics

Georgia State University College of Law currently seeks applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Legal Analytics.

Metropolitan State University of Denver — Vice President for University Advancement Affairs  / Executive Director of the MSU Denver Foundation

Metropolitan State University of Denver — Vice President for University Advancement Affairs / Executive Director of the MSU Denver Foundation

The VPUA counsels the President and works with campus leaders and members of the Foundation Board to create annual and long-term funding strategies for the University’s fundraising priorities.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick — Director, Institute for Women’s Leadership

Rutgers University–New Brunswick — Director, Institute for Women’s Leadership

This position offers an individual a highly visible platform from which to foster new initiatives and research that further scholarship, education, policy, and practice with respect to diversity, feminism, and women’s leadership.

Rutgers University–New Brunswick — Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Rutgers University–New Brunswick — Henry Rutgers Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

The successful candidate will engender cross-cutting research, teaching, and service amongst Earth, oceans, and atmospheric sciences, advancing Rutgers’ leadership in critical scientific problems.

One Quarter of the Latest Cohort of MacArthur Fellows Are Black

One Quarter of the Latest Cohort of MacArthur Fellows Are Black

Of the latest cohort of 24 MacArthur fellows, it appears that six are Black. Three currently hold academic posts at colleges or universities.

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.

Salt Lake Community College — Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Salt Lake Community College — Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The candidate must exhibit evidence of successful administrative leadership experience in a higher education setting, such as responsibility for an academic department or a comparable academic group.

Columbia College — Provost

Columbia College — Provost

The Provost is the College’s Chief Academic Officer, with ultimate oversight of both our full-time, tenure-track faculty members and hundreds of adjunct faculty members across multiple venues.

Bennington College — Director of Admissions

Bennington College — Director of Admissions

The successful candidate will provide leadership to the counseling and operations teams in the Office of Admissions and will implement strategic and tactical initiatives that assure goals are achieved.

Connecticut College — Director of Admission

Connecticut College — Director of Admission

The College seeks a dynamic, student-centered, analytically inclined individual prepared to engage and recruit the College’s next generation of outstanding students.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Lecturer, Department of Geology

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Lecturer, Department of Geology

The Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, announces an opening for the position of term non-tenure-track Lecturer for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.

Rutgers University-Newark Acquires the Archives of Jazz Legend Count Basie

Rutgers University-Newark Acquires the Archives of Jazz Legend Count Basie

The Count Basie Collection includes his pianos, Hammond organ, photos, correspondence, concert programs, business records, housewares and press clippings. Nearly 1,000 artifacts are included in the collection.

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Registrar

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Registrar

The Assistant Registrar administers system operations in support of course offerings, classroom scheduling and registration and is responsible for ensuring adherence to academic rules through proper student system set-up, efficient and accurate office procedures, and data integrity verifications.

How the Great Recession Impacted Black Enrollments in Higher Education

How the Great Recession Impacted Black Enrollments in Higher Education

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 had a significant impact on higher education enrollments as many families were hard pressed to pay for college.

Iowa State University — Senior Associate Director for Recruitment

Iowa State University — Senior Associate Director for Recruitment

The Senior Associate Director for Recruitment leads all undergraduate recruitment efforts for domestic and international freshmen and transfer students.

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

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

The Department of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position.

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.

State University of New York at Oswego — Senior Program Administrator

State University of New York at Oswego — Senior Program Administrator

The Department of International Education and Programs at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Senior Program Administrator position.

National Association of Educational Procurement — Executive Director

National Association of Educational Procurement — Executive Director

the Executive Director is employed as the association’s senior executive officer and works closely with the NAEP President and Board of Directors to advance the mission and define the strategic direction of the organization.

Elizabethtown College — President

Elizabethtown College — President

Elizabethtown College seeks a visionary leader who personifies the institution’s motto to educate for service and who can inspire the entire community to reach new heights.

University of North Texas System — Vice Chancellor for Facilities

University of North Texas System — Vice Chancellor for Facilities

The Vice Chancellor for Facilities is responsible for guiding the UNT System’s facilities, campus master planning, and major construction activities.

Bastyr University — Director of Admissions Recruitment (#18-015)

Bastyr University — Director of Admissions Recruitment (#18-015)

The Director is responsible for developing strategies to attract, recruit, and enroll a qualified, talented, and diverse student body in a manner that supports the University’s recruitment, admissions, and retention goals.

Michigan State University's New Critical Race Studies Residency Program

Michigan State University’s New Critical Race Studies Residency Program

The new program will bring an artist-in-residence and a designer-in-residence to campus with the goal of enriching the life of student experiences and the greater community by facilitating practices of inclusion through art and design.

Black Enrollments in Graduate School Remain Steady

Black Enrollments in Graduate School Remain Steady

Unlike African American enrollments in undergraduate programs which have dropped in recent years, Black graduate school enrollments have remained steady. In the 2016-17 academic year, 449,617 African Americans were enrolled in graduate programs.