Pre-conference Sessions
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Male Program Assessment for College Excellence (MPACE)  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This workshop will focus on the Male Program Assessment for College Excellence (MPACE). The MPACE is an outcomes based assessment tool designed to assess and improve the effectiveness of programs and initiatives serving men of color in the community college. The instrument was developed to serve as a standardized outcomes assessment tool to determine the efficacy of male of color interventions and to enhance program models. This workshop will focus on the development of the instrument, the utility of the MPACE for outcomes assessment, how to employ the instrument, and suggestions for reviewing analytic results.

Dr. Frank Harris III,Ed.D., San Diego State University
Dr. J. Luke Wood, Ph.D., San Diego State University
Cost: $50.00 - Session is capped at 70 seats - Please register on-site 

Increasing Diversity in STEM: Experience from the Trenches  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In this presentation, Dr. Gilbert will discuss the state of diversity in STEM using examples from computer science. Computer science is one of the least diverse disciplines in STEM. Many see the lack of diversity in computer science as a civil rights issue given the high salaries these professionals receive. When an entire segment of society doesn't have equal access to those careers, this is a civil rights issue and must be addressed. Dr. Gilbert will describe how he has moved the needle on increasing diversity in STEM with specific examples from his lab and various projects. He will also discuss tools, techniques and strategies that can be used to increase enrollments, retention and ultimately graduation.

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert,  University of Florida
Cost: $50.00 - Session is capped at 70 seats - Please register on-site

Reviewing the Decade: An Orientation for First-Time Attendees  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This session provides an overview of the mission and goals of the Black, Brown and College Bound Summit. The informal and interactive format explains how the Summit has, for the last decade, advocated  for African-American  and Latino males.  The overview will highlight the most significant  results of the Summit’s presentations. First-time attendees will leave this session motivated to create or transform programs  at their respective institutions.

Dr. Sylvia Marion Carley, Founder and Convener of Black, Brown & College Bound, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
Mr. Derrick Brown, Campus Grants Officer and Project Director for the TRIO Student Services Program, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL 
Mr. Edwin P. Olmo, Communications Coordinator, Hillsborough Community College
Cost: FREE - Session is capped at 70 seats - Please register on-site