Allyson Leggett Watson is assistant dean for the College of Education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She also holds an endowed chair in urban education, outreach and research. She will begin her new job as dean at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg on July 1.
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At the University of South Florida, the six-year graduation rate for Black students who entered the university in 1999 was 50 percent. Ten years later in 2009 the rate was 69 percent. But the university is taking further steps to boost the Black student graduation rate to new heights.
The Fair & Impartial Law Enforcement training program, developed by Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, will be administered to more than 23,000 federal agents.
Dr. Kersaint is a professor of mathematics education and associate dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She will begin her new duties at the University of Connecticut in July.
Although African Americans may be academically well-prepared for an engineering curriculum various factors may contribute to the feeling of “not fitting in” or a “lack of belonging.” A new study seeks to identify factors that produce such concerns and to recommend ways to eliminate them.
The four finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity are DeBrenna Agbényiga of Michigan State, O. Gilbert Brown of Missouri State, Calvin White Jr. of the University of Arkansas, and Nathan Thomas who was chief diversity officer at the University of South Florida Polytechnic.
Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida in Tampa, is undertaking an effort to obtain funding to hold a major training institute for African descendants in Latin America who are working for civil rights.
Teacher educators must explicitly prepare school personnel to understand and address the complex factors that shuttle African American males from schools and into juvenile justice and adult correctional systems.
In the fall of 2011, Blacks made up 10.5 percent of the entering class, down from 16 percent a decade ago. Blacks were nearly 14 percent of the total enrollments five years ago. The latest figure was 10.8 percent.
Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.