Please click on the links above to view the webcast archive of this event. The MSI National Convocation is brought to you by the Board on Higher Education and Workforce of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academies will convene a variety stakeholders, including MSI leaders, researchers, policymakers, government agencies, private foundations, and representatives from industry, to discuss, debate, and explore approaches to implement the report’s recommendations.
Given the projected demographic profile of our nation, the educational outcomes and STEM readiness of students of color will have direct implications for America’s economic growth, national security, and global prosperity. The report identifies promising strategies to support the long-term success of the millions of students of color in STEM at MSIs and the capacity of these institutions to remain innovative and competitive in a global economy.
Through facilitated discussions, participants will propose cross-sector initiatives to stimulate the necessary actions to promote change and lasting success for MSI students. Join us for a day of inspiring and informative conversations on Minority Serving Institutions and their role in producing talent to fulfill the needs of the nation’s current and future STEM workforce.
For more information, please view the agenda.
Meetings and Events
An ad hoc committee under the oversight of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW), in collaboration with the Board on Science Education (BOSE), will undertake a study to examine the goals, aspirations, challenges, and successes of post-secondary institutions that enroll and serve a significant portion of our nation’s African American, Hispanic, Asian-American and Native American STEM graduates-- often collectively referred to as Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
This study will address the following questions:
For any questions or comments regarding this study, please contact the Study Director, Leigh Jackson (LMJackson@nas.edu
- What are examples of model programs on MSI campuses that have demonstrated strong evidence of success in producing quality STEM graduates, including those models that involve partnerships with other local institutions of higher education, the private sector, or government agencies, and those that model exemplary curricula and lab experiences?
- What are the key challenges, obstacles, and opportunities facing MSIs as they continue to produce scientists, engineers and health care providers who are prepared for success in the 21st Century workplace? In particular, what challenges are unique to MSIs (e.g., as a consequence of the demographics of the students they serve, their history of support and funding), and how are these institutions working to address those challenges?
- What are the key institutional components for scalability and sustainability of model programs, which may include invested leadership, durable infrastructure, or secure partnerships, and how are they promoting student success?
- What public policy interventions are needed to support and sustain efforts on MSI campuses? Which public policy interventions may inhibit these efforts?
Meetings & Events Meeting 1
April 10-11, 2017
Keck Center Agenda
Opening Remarks Meeting 2
June 19, 2017
July 17-18, 2017
Washington, DC View AGENDA here
Click here to view our July 17 Open Session Webcast Meeting 4
September 20-21, 2017
Irvine, CA Meeting 5
November 14, 2017
Virtual Meeting Meeting 6
January 9-10, 2018
Washington, DC Meeting 7
February 20, 2018
Virtual Meeting Meeting 8
August 28, 2018
Report highlights and the full Consensus Study are available for download here.
Kent McGuire, PhD. Co-Chair
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Lorelle L. Espinosa, PhD. Co-Chair
Assistant Vice President
American Council on Education’s (ACE)
Center for Policy Research and Strategy
Chief Dull Knife College
Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Dean of Research
John Jay College
Aprille Ericsson, Ph.D.
New Business Lead
Instrument Systems and Technology Division
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
President & CEO
LMH Strategies, Inc
Wesley L. Harris, Ph.D. (NAE)
Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eve J. Higginbotham, M.D., S.M.
Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
William Spriggs, Ph.D.
Victor K. Tam, Ph.D.
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Santa Rosa Junior College
Cristina Villalobos, Ph.D
Professor, School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Founding Director, Center for Excellence in STEM Education
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Spero M. Manson, Ph.D. (Pembina Chippewa) (NAM)
Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry
Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Center
James T. Minor
Senior Strategist for Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence
California State University
Leo S. Morales, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Center for Health Equity,
Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Medicine
University of Washington
Anne-Marie Nuñez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs Program
Department of Educational Studies
Ohio State University
Clifton Poodry, Ph.D.
Senior Science Education Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Dorothy Cowser Yancy, Ph.D.
President Emerita of Shaw University and Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)
Lance Shipman Young, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor,Department of Chemistry
The Sloan Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
The ECMC Foundation
The Kellogg Foundation