|Are UNC Historically Minority, Medium, and Small Institutions, Students "the left behind" for lack of facilities to offer online courses during Pandemic; UNC Board Member Darrell Allison refer to as Socialist by fellow Board member for asking for funding for Minority Institutions|
|Michael J. Pippen, Sr.
Board member Darrell Allison Chair of UNC Committee on Historically Minority-Serving Institutions and member of UNC BOG Budget and Finance Committee, faced a stiff head wind from other members of the Committee and larger UNC institutions chancellors, in his attempt to secure funding from the UNC Repair Budget, from the latter committee, to provide monies for Minority, medium and small UNC Institution, for emergency generators to prevent those institutions from having to shutdown pursuant local power failures. [Video] UNC System Online Program Strategy Executive Summary, for information only, indicate UNC System serves a small number of full online students - only 28K, or 12% of student in the System as of fall 2018. [ Sept. 2019, Ed Plan Committee, Tyron Partners Report] UNC Minority Committee Meeting Material Graphic Video Report
|N.C. A&T Names Washington State’s Paula G.
Price Dean of College of Education
Tonya Dixon April 24, 2020
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 24, 2020) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has tapped Washington State University administrator and professor Paula Groves Price, Ph.D., as the next dean of the College of Education (CEd).
Price has served Washington State University since 2001 in various capacities including associate dean for diversity and international engagement; professor of cultural studies and social thought in education; scholar in residence for the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center; and associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
As associate dean, Price coordinated international education partnership with institutions of higher education and K-12 schools and districts in Thailand and Japan. Additionally, she led numerous diversity and inclusion initiatives across the university.
A great deal of her research focuses on the foundations of education, African-American education, Native American and indigenous education, critical race theory, critical multicultural and anti-racist education and culturally responsive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Over the course of her career, Price has secured over $3 million in grants, awards and other funding opportunities, including a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Indigenous STEM research and worked on a team for a separate NSF grant of $1.2 million for women in STEM.
“Dr. Price’s extensive leadership will continue the important work of the CEd, which houses the departments of Educator Preparation, Counseling, Leadership Studies and Adult Education,” Provost Beryl McEwen said. “I look forward to working with her to expand and enhance A&T’s preparation of the educators and leaders of tomorrow.”
As president-elect of the American Educational Studies Association and a member for over 22 years, Price thrives in areas conducive to supporting scholar activism through publishing, grant writing, mentorship and networking.
Price earned double bachelor degrees in social welfare and interdisciplinary field studies, majoring in People of Color Education and minoring in African-American studies. She holds a graduate certificate in Cultural Studies and a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from UNC Chapel Hill.
About North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation’s largest historically black university, ranked number one among public HBCUs by U.S. News & World Report. It is a land-grant, doctoral high-research classified university by the Carnegie Foundation and constituent member of the University of North Carolina system. A&T is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, agriculture and other STEM fields. The university was founded in 1891 and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
American Studies Professor Named NHC Fellow, First from N.C. A&T
Jordan Howse Photo courtesy NCAT
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 21, 2020) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University African American Studies professor Marcus Anthony Allen was granted a prestigious fellowship with the National Humanities Center (NHC) to continue studying 19thcentury Baltimore.
“Professor Allen is the first member of our university’s faculty selected for a fellowship at the National Humanities Center, and the honor speaks highly of his research,” said Frances Ward-Johnson, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “We are excited for him as he is very deserving of this prestigious award.”
Allen is one of 33 fellows selected from 673 applicants from around the world representing humanistic scholarship including Asian studies, film and media studies and philosophy as well as theater, dance and performance studies.
Each fellow will work on an individual research project and have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures and conferences at the NHC. Allen’s research project focuses on understanding black capitalism in 19th Century Baltimore.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. This fellowship provides time, space and funding for me to work on completing a monograph that is currently in progress,” Allen said. “(The fellowship) also allows me to immerse myself into an atmosphere full ofscholars and researchers who are focused on completing their own projects.”
These newly appointed fellows will constitute the 43rd class of resident scholars to be admitted since the NHC opened in 1978. The center will award $1.34 million in fellowship grants to enable scholars to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursuere search at the center in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
“We look forward to welcoming these Fellows to the Center in September,” said Robert D. Newman, president and director of the NHC. “They were selected from a truly exceptional group of applicants, and it is exciting to support the work they are doing that promises to advance our understanding of a wide array of important topics.”
Allen’s fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s HBCU Fellowship initiative. Through its residential fellowship program, the Center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and to further understanding of allforms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought.
|N.C. A&T-led Research Team Awarded $8M NASA
Grant to Develop Air Passenger Taxis Jamie Crockett
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 15, 2020) – An interdisciplinary team led by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has received a four-year, $8 million award from NASA to address traffic congestion by developing, testing and eventually deploying air passenger taxis as a supplemental means of transportation.
| N.C. A&T Offers
Virtual Campus Tours,
Transfer Open House and New Web Chat Feature
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 15, 2020) – The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has made several innovative changes to accommodatecurrent and prospective students.
With the threat of COVID-19 looming over the nation and N.C. A&T operating within social distancing protocol, the university is now hosting virtual campus tours, open houses and implemented a new chat feature to answer general questions.
“We are committed to offering a virtual event that will equip prospective students with the necessary tools and resources available for their academic endeavors,” said Jameia Tennie, director of undergraduate admissions. “This experience gives everyone a chance to not only receive information, but it also allows us to still interact and showcase what Aggieland is all about.”
The hour-long tour provides an ‘Aggieland Online’ experience for prospective students to learn what the university has to offer through a presentation highlighting academic programs, campus life, athletics, admissions and financial aid information. Students will also be able to view N.C. A&T’s campus virtually and have a chance to speak with Aggie Ambassadors.
Additionally, the office has converted its upcoming transfer open house on June 3, 2020, to a fully virtual event. Attendees can register .
As prospective students research enrollment options, the office offers real-time question and answer sessions through the new chat feature.
Tours are available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. More information is available via the
Awarded UNC System’s Board of Governors’ Excellence in
“Dr. Waterman is an excellent professor who shows
commitment to the excellence of teaching her students and in
researching how agricultural practices effect the animals
and humans involved,” said N.C. A&T Provost and Executive
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Beryl McEwen. “She’s a
valuable resource for students and has remained committed to
helping them reach their full potential in her courses, lab
and the workforce.”
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