Outcomes Structure of the Summit Meeting Purpose: To bring together HBCU graduate deans and black graduate deans from PWIs for forthright discussions and to plan ways to work collaboratively and effectively in addressing issues of common concern. Method: Worked in 4 groups to generate discussions to produce workable recommendations and plans. Participants: 22 Graduate Deans from HBCUs and PWIs Trustworthy Communication Between Graduate Deans at HBCUs and PWIs Barriers to Trust Shallow Partnerships Improper mentoring of students that come to PWIs PWIs focusing on meeting quotas for URMs PWIs bias toward towards the “so called” pedigree degrees. Mitigating Barriers Meaningful invested agreements/partnerships Training faculty and administrators for mentoring URMs Deans to integrate diversity measures to encourage favorable admissions Increase participation in CHBGS Increase interactions between PWIs and HBCUs Meaningful relationships to break down stereotypes Approaches to Increase the # of Black Students into Viable Graduate Programs “Viable Graduate Programs” Successful Outcomes: good job opportunities and career advancement Adequate support systems High demand programs Good graduation rates Approaches: Pipelines/portals/networks Previous students as ambassadors Partnerships and alliances Support from top administrators Commitment to student retention and graduation Role of Black Deans at PWIs as change agents Close relationships between HBCUs and PWIs to recruit and support graduate students Transition programs for graduate school Increase #s of Black Ph.D. Recipients with Attention to the Disproportionate # of Black Males General Points and Observations Need for funding to recruit and support Black males Partnerships between PWIs and HBCUs can provide effective channel into Ph.D. Programs Students often begin planning for graduate school late Many Black males do not follow the traditional path to graduate school Possible Approaches Mentoring and advising students about graduate school Effective and purposeful department advising Bridge programs at HBCUs focusing on transitioning to the graduate education culture. Undergraduate student workshops about graduate school Involving Black Males Earning PhD Degrees Lead campus workshops for Black men Use of social networks to include graduate students Promote the influence of Black male PhD student role models as well as PhD recipients Virtual Mentoring Webinar series with Black high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interacting Nationally visible successful Black figure as speaker On-campus leaders to engage students in follow-up discussion on graduate school Collaborations Between HBCUs and PWI to Establish Funding to Support Students and Programs Recommendations: Develop a catalog of degrees offered at HBCUs Create bridge programs and other partnerships to transition students between HBCUs and PWIs Recruit undergraduate minority students at PWIs for programs at HBCUs Intra-institutional and inter-institutional BS-MS dual degree programs at HBCUs and PWIs Expand research opportunities at PWIs for students from HBCUs Linking students with research faculty Research funding for undergraduate students via supplements to faculty member’s existing grants Secure funding for students transitioning from MS to PhD: Proposals and supplements to faculty grants Expand collaborations between PWIs and HBCUs through faculty research collaborations Create pre-doc and post-doc teacher-training programs using HBCU platforms Encourage Black Ph.D. graduates to consider careers at HBCUs Educate the governance structure at HBCUs about the importance of graduate education Threads/Themes Building meaningful partnerships between PWIs and HBCUs: Focus on people Need for bridge programs to provide pipeline and transition support Need for support and commitment from top administrators and university Need to address biases, stereotypes, and diversity in meaningful ways Threads/Themes Need for effective mentoring and advisement Need for collaborations between graduate deans at HBCUs and PWIs Research opportunities for faculty and students: Collaborations between HBCUs and PWIs More effective means of show casing the “gems” at HBCUs: students, faculty, programs, research Special Thanks Dr. Henry Frierson and Dr. Carolyn Hodges for their vision for the summit and bringing it to fruition Dr. Shirley Malcom (American Association for the Advancement of Science) for hosting the meeting To all graduate school deans who participated in the summit meeting: Cosmos Nwokeafor—Bowie State University Paula McClain—Duke University Dwight McBride—Northwestern University George Herts—University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Brian Blake—University of Miami Carolyn Hodges—University of Tennessee-Knoxville Patrena Benton--Hampton Dorris Robinson-Gardner—Jackson State University Maria Lima--Meharry Sanjiv Sarin—North Carolina A&T State University Karen Weddle-West—University of Memphis Jennifer Keane-Dawes—University of Maryland Eastern Shores Betty Clark—Clark-Atlanta University Gregory Maddox—Texas Southern University Mark Smith—Georgia Institute of Technology Verian Thomas—Florida A&M University James Wimbush—Indiana University Anna Holloway—Fort Valley State University Mark Garrison—Morgan State University Caesar Jackson—North Carolina Central Doreen Hilton—Fayetteville State University Henry Frierson—University of Florida Part II What’s Next?