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HBCU Research Team - Module Testers

Thank you for deciding to be involved in testing InTeGrate curricula. Your work will help determine the effectiveness of these materials for HBCU students and faculty.

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HBCU Research Team - Materials Testers Members

Team Email List: itg-hbcu-research-testers AT serc.carleton.edu
Email Archive: https://serc.carleton.edu/pipermail/itg-hbcu-research-testers/

Project Leadership
Richard Gragg, Florida A & M University
Felicia Davis, Clark Atlanta University
Cathy Manduca, Science Education Research Center, Carleton College
Ellen Iverson, Science Education Research Center, Carleton College

Project Staff and Web Support
Monica Bruckner, Science Education Research Center, Carleton College
Kristin O'Connell, Science Education Research Center, Carleton College
Kathryn Sheriff, Science Education Research Center, Carleton College

Materials Testers
Josetta Arnold, Edward Waters College
Patty Ball Thomas, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Helen Brethauer-Gay, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Christina Davis, Savannah State University
Edith G Davis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Kenneth Davis, Edward Waters College
Kwasi Densu, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Felecia Dix-Richardson, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Mintesinot Jiru, Coppin State University
Aditya Kar, Fort Valley State University
Katherine Milla, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Benjamin Okafor, Edward Waters College
Camellia Moses Okpodu, Norfolk State University
David Padgett, Tennessee State University
Carol Pride, Savannah State University
John Warford, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Felicia Wider Lewis, Edward Waters College

About This Project

Project Overview

Fewer than 1% of geoscience undergraduate degrees were awarded to African Americans over the past decade (AGI, 2014) making this one of the most under-represented groups in the geosciences. InTeGrate has been working with Historically Black Colleges and Universities as one mechanism for enhancing participation. HBCUs provide an important pathway for Black students into STEM fields (Fiegener & Proudfoot, 2013), however, with notable exceptions, geoscience degree programs and course offerings at (HBCUs) are limited.

This project will collect and analyze student data from courses using InTeGrate materials at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to understand the impact of InTeGrate materials and the underpinning design principles on student attitudes and learning. Led by Dr. Richard Gragg (Florida A&M Univeristy, co-chair InTeGrate HBCU working group), a research team of four faculty, three from HBCUs and a third with experience working with InTeGrate student data will work with approximately 20 faculty at HBCUs. The materials testing faculty will teach with InTeGrate materials and collect student data which will then be analyzed by the research team leads.

Project Goals

  • Increase opportunities for geoscience learning for students underrepresented in the geosciences,
  • Document the impact of InTeGrate materials on these groups,
  • Increase the inclusion of geoscience content across the curriculum, and
  • Strengthen the interdiscplinary methods and practices that are effective in teaching geosciences.

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