Presentation on theme: "Physics at HBCUs It Can’t End This Way Matthew Ware Louisiana Faculty Summit September 28, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Physics at HBCUs It Can’t End This Way Matthew Ware Louisiana Faculty Summit September 28, 2013
This is not… … an explanation of the importance of physics programs or of physics programs at HBCUs. … a cry that is oblivious to the threats facing any other program at any other institution.
This is … … an exposition of the threats to physics programs. … an exposition of strategies to address the threats. … a call to arms of faculty whose programs may be under threat.
The Situation Grambling State University. Sothern University-Baton Rouge. Prairie View A&M State University. Texas Southern University. University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Mississippi Valley State University. Alcorn State University. Jackson State University.
Minority Degree Productivity (Courtesy Dr. Arlene Maclin) InstitutionGraduates Morehouse College15 University of Puerto Rico, Humaco11 Xavier University of Louisiana10 University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez8 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras8 Benedict College8 Florida International University6 University of Florida6 University of Texas, Austin6 Texas State University, San Marcos5 Florida A&M University5 University of California, Berkeley4 Southern University4 Spelman College4 Dillard University4 InstitutionGraduates Hampton University4 University of California, Davis4 Delaware State University4 Norfolk State University4 Tuskegee University4 Jackson State University3 Howard University3 New Mexico State University3 North Carolina A&T State University3 Chicago State University2 University of Texas, El Paso2 South Carolina State University2 California State University, Long Beach1 Morgan State University1
What Do We Do? Admit that we have a problem. Austin, TX meeting in October 2011 following the September 2011 Joint Meeting of NSBP/NSHP. Called Meeting for October 19, 2013 of the Howard University Graduate Physics Alumni Association.
Agenda Layout the current state of physics programs at U. S. institutions of higher education. Give all participants the opportunity to assess the causes of the decline in enrollment in physics programs. Give all participants the opportunity to present strategies for solving the problem. Develop an action plan for which we have a reasonable expectation of making a positive difference.