Engaged Inclusivity: IN LSAMP disseminating program data at the 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference

Hilson and Porter, 2019 Diversity, Equity and Student Success Conference.

Congratulations Drs. Wayne Hilson and Tamiko Porter on your presentation, Focusing on Development of a STEM Identity for Minority STEM Students: Scaffolding HIPs for Success, during the 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference focused on Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations.

The conference provided an opportunity to disseminate research from IN LSAMP IUPUI program and meet with colleagues and professionals from around the nation to discuss what it means to work towards a campus environment where inclusivity thrives through constant reflection, analysis, and accountability.

Dr. Hilson detailed the importance of attending professional conferences as an opportunity to learn about new ideas and constructs, evaluate best practices and their viability at one’s own institution, as well as expand one’s professional network. He plans to return to IUPUI and continue to work with local colleagues to delve deeper into novel ways to assess the impact of our program, particularly at the intersections of difference (i.e. race & gender).

There were valuable opportunities to share what has been learned from scholars at IUPUI with other colleagues during their presentation, “We had the opportunity to verbally communicate the unique features of our local initiative to individuals from myriad institutions and backgrounds. Some were unfamiliar with IUPUI, LSAMP, or STEM education. I believe we were successful in shrinking their learning curve.”

There were many valuable takeaways from his experience. One of the most impactful were the facilitated discussions, “I learned a great deal about a food/housing/transportation insecurity initiative as well as how one institution took the loss of their McNair program as an opportunity to study its place on campus and impact on Generation Z students in a different way.”  

Dr. Hilson shared how the conference impacted him personally, “We have to do a better job of learning who our students are as they matriculate to and through our institutions. Whether quantitatively or qualitatively, diving into the data is critical to achieving our overarching objectives.”

He returned to campus energized and with ideas to support student success!

I look forward to using the more expansive ways one can think about student success that I learned at the conference.


iupui lockup
iub lockup
iun lockup
bsu lockup
ivy tech lockup
iusb lockup

Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation's oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. We anticipate that some 1000 educators from virtually every state and several other countries will take part in the 2018 Institute.

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is designed to provide opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute.

Future Assessment Institute Dates