2009-2014 Graduate Activities
Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions
Biological Sciences: Capacity Building for Signature Program - Dr. Terrence Johnson
- The goals of this activity are: (1) to facilitate Tennessee State University in playing a greater role in decreasing under-representation of African Americans holding doctoral degrees in the life sciences; (2) to increase research productivity in Biological Sciences; and (3) to assist Tennessee State University in becoming a Carnegie designated Research University.
Capacity Building to Increase the Number of African American Doctorates in Engineering - Dr. S. Keith Hargrove
- The purpose of this activity is to increase the number of underrepresented African Americans with graduate training in engineering fields. Also, this activity focuses on enhancing the curriculum, faculty expertise, equipment and facilities to improve the quality of the learning environment.
Strengthening the Master's Program in the Mathematical Sciences at Tennessee State University - Dr. Sandra Scheick
- The overall goals of this activity are: (1) to decrease the under-representation of African Americans in the mathematical sciences; (2) to improve the quantity and quality of the research in the mathematical sciences done at Tennessee State University; and (3) to establish a viable model for the flexible delivery of a master's program in the mathematical sciences.
Strengthening Library Resources to Support Graduate Training - Dr. Yildiz Binkley
- To build a collection of mostly online research resources in Engineering, Nursing, Chemistry, Biological and Agricultural Sciences by evaluating and maintaining the existing collection and adding two new resources per year.
Strengthening Interdisciplinary STEM Graduate Programs: Pathway to Doctoral Program in Chemistry - Dr. Mohammad Karim
- The purpose of this activity is: (1) To increase graduate enrollment in the Department of Chemistry by four (4) students per year over the next five years; (2) To increase the number of faculty and students who participate in scholarly graduate research in Chemistry by 10% annually; and (3) To increase Chemistry Department retention rate by 5% and graduation rate by 5% annually.
Strengthening Graduate Distance Education Programs for Applied and Health Sciences - Dr. Evelyn Nettles
- The goals of the Graduate Distance Education Programs are: (1) to increase first-time graduate enrollment; (2) to improve the quality of instruction across graduate academic programs; and (3) to improve faculty development in the use of distance education technologies.
Endowment - Dr. Pamela Burch-Sims
- To increase the value of Tennessee State University's endowment fund.
Program Administration - Dr. Pamela Burch-Sims
- Responsible for programmatic operations and fiscal management of funding for Tennessee State University.