Summit on Project Pipeline Repair: Restoring Minority Male Participation and Persistence in Educator Preparation Programs


10/02/2019 to 10/05/2019


Southern University A & M at Baton Rouge


Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are uniquely positioned to engage higher education policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholder organizations to increase the participation of males of color throughout the teacher pipeline. Project Pipeline Repair is a strategic, research-based approach that emphasizes cross-sector collaboration as foundational to solving three nationwide problems: teacher shortages, the lack of teacher diversity, and the teaching profession narrative. Participants have learned a great deal since the project’s inception in 2016 but are eager to learn more and ensure the sustainability and scalability of this promising equity-focused initiative.

On October 2-5, 2019, the Summit will bring together P-16 policy, institutional, and community leaders to culminate a three-year collaboration between state agencies, HBCUs, and partnering school districts across four states to engage in peer-to-peer learning from educator preparation policy and practice experts. Representatives from other organizations with similar interests, purposes, and aims are welcome to submit proposals and attend the Summit as well.

Project Pipeline Repair is possible through funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


Related Presentations:

Thursday, October 3

Opening Keynote: Anthony Graham

Call Me MISTER: A 20-Year Perspective and Lessons Learned Preparing Black Male Teachers: Winston Holton, Roy Jones, Mark Joseph

Increasing the 2%: A Multiple Case Study of Black Male Teacher Pipeline Organizations: Tina Fletcher

#RealBruhs Teach: A Model Utilizing a Holistic Approach to Address the Need for Black Men: Larry Irvin, Kristyna Jones

Lunch Keynote: Saundra McGuire

A Paraprofessional to Teacher Pipeline – Growing Our Own: Rosanne Fulton, Brittany Lane, Cassandra Mason

African American Male Institutional Progression: Through The Eye of The TIGER: Chaundra Creekmur, Cora Thompson

Approaches to Improving Minority Male Participation in Teacher Education: One HBCU as an Example: Samantha Strachan, Lena Walton

Recruiting Adult Students to the Teaching Professions: What We Know about Adult Learners: Andy Carson

M3 – Grow Your Own Teacher Pipeline Partnership: Nathaniel Deans, Alan Shoho

Strengthening Teacher Education in the Face of Shifting Demographics and Costs: Sally Johnstone, Sarah Torres Lugo


Friday, October 4

SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program: Pathway to a More Diverse Faculty and More STEM Educators: Ansley Abraham, Dennis Donaldson

A New Ship Rising: Empowering Minority Male Engagement and Longevity in Teaching: Nicole Hill, Andrae Martin, B. Donta Truss, Travis Waters

Lunch Keynote: Sharif El-Mekki