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National Study Of Intercollegiate Athletics

The National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (NSIA) is a set of national longitudinal survey inventories designed to gather information on various topics related to intercollegiate athletic administration. The purpose of phase one of this project is to better understand hiring practices in intercollegiate athletics. The NSIA will serve as a tool to promote and support the continuous improvement of hiring practices in intercollegiate athletic administration at all types of institutions.

Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course on African Americans in Education

The Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course on African Americans in Education allows early career scholars and advanced graduate students the opportunity to work directly with established researchers on questions and methods that inform studies on African Americans in education. Participants are exposed to the fundamentals of developing a research agenda and career focused on conducting research on African American populations in education.

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Institute For African-American Mentoring In Computing Science

The Wei LAB is partnering with the University of Florida and other higher education institutions to launch the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS). The institute, funded by a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to broaden participation of African Americans in computing sciences. The institute will emphasize mentoring as the primary strategy and will serve as a national resource, focusing on increasing the number of African American doctoral graduates entering the workforce with a research focus, retaining African American students, faculty, and researchers in computing, and developing future leaders with computing expertise.


International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME)

The Colloquium serves as a space to exchange ideas and perspectives concerning the global dynamics of Black males in the educational pipeline. It is a community-building experience that brings together world-class scholars, high-impact practitioners, policymakers, funders, students, and concerned citizens. The Colloquium offers a diverse array of programs that serve to elicit intellectual thought, discussion, and ideas that can be implemented to serve and improve the experiences of Black males throughout the world. Colloquium participants are encouraged to discuss the wide range of educational issues that arise across the educational pipeline (i.e., university and PK-12) as well as share ideas and innovative practices in different disciplinary fields (e.g., history, sociology, and STEM) that take into consideration how forces such as globalization and the internationalization of education affect the educational trajectories of Black males.