2014-2019 Graduate Activities

Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions

Preparing Our Tomorrow Uniquely in STEM (POTUS) - Andrea Tyler, Ph.D.   - The Preparing Our Tomorrow Uniquely in STEM (POTUS) activity will emphasize preparation, matriculation, and completion of graduate STEM programs at Tennessee State University. This project attempts to address the global need to increase African American representation in the STEM disciplines at the doctoral level. The project activities will address best practices that have been effective in supporting the success of African American doctoral students in STEM disciplines. Five major multi-disciplinary units have collaborated to construct the HBGI project. Three initiatives are from academic units: Biological Sciences, Engineering and Physical Therapy. Two initiatives are from academic support units: Library and Distance Education.

Optimizing Information Technology Services - G Pamela Burch-Sims, Ph.D. and Timothy Warren - This project is designed to stabilize the Institution’s Information Technology infrastructure by increasing the Institution’s efficiencies and providing seamless integration of information processing across all departments through a centralized information technology system. This will enable the university to optimize existing processes and tailor the system functionality to complement them. The goal of optimizing information technology services is to provide better business intelligence, streamline business operations, reduce cost, enhance collaborations, and ultimately improve technological services for enhanced teaching and learning opportunities for students and faculty.

HBGI Program Administration - G. Pamela Burch-Sims, Ph.D. - The Title III Program Administration Office is responsible for programmatic operations and fiscal management of the HBGI award. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, authorization of expenditure and disbursements of federal Title III. In that capacity, the staff reviews all requests to assure that they are allowable, allocable, and reasonable.

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