2020-2021 HSI Program Office Hours

Starting on Thursday Oct. 29th the HSI Program will have office hours to answer any questions regarding our new HSI Program solicitation and talk with PIs and potential PIs. Our new solicitation is more attentive to HSIs needs and has new opportunities and different tracks! The zoom link and connection instructions are on our HSI Program website and below is the schedule so you can see when certain Program Officers are scheduled to be there.  Please come by, bring your questions, and meet our Program Officers!

2020-2012 HSI Program Office Hours:

Weekly Office Hours will be held on the following Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 to 5:00 EDT.  

Thursday October 29th, Friday October 30th
Thursday November 5th, Friday November 6th
Thursday November 12th, Friday November 13th
Thursday November 19th, Friday November 20th
Thursday December 3rd, Friday December 4th
Thursday December 10th, Friday December 11th
Thursday January 7th, Friday January 8th

3- 4 pm EST4-5 pm EST3-4 pm EST4 -5 EST
Thursday October 29th Erika Tatiana CamachoMike Davis  
Friday October 30th   Mike FerraraRobert Mayes
Thursday November 5thRobert MayesMike Davis  
Friday November 6th   Mike FerraraMary Crowe
Thursday November 12thErika Tatiana CamachoRobert Mayes  
Friday November 13th   Mike Ferrara Mary Crowe
Thursday November 19th TBD Robert Mayes  
Friday November 20th   Mike Ferrara Mary Crowe
Thursday December 3rdErika Tatiana CamachoMike Davis  
Friday December 4th   Jennifer LewisMary Crowe
Thursday December 10thErika  Tatiana CamachoRobert Mayes  
Friday December 11th   Jennifer LewisMary Crowe
Thursday January 7thErika Tatiana CamachoMike Davis  
Friday January 8th   Mary CroweMary Crowe

2021 TxHSIC Conference

Please Save the Date:  2021 Annual Conference of the Texas Hispanic-Serving Institutions Consortium will definitely take place on May 27-29, 2021, hosted by St. Edward’s University (SEU).  We hope the conference will be in-person on the campus of SEU, but the conference will take place whether by in-person, on-line, or hybrid format

NSF STEM Diversity & Inclusion Video Exhibition Challenge

Have you been the recipient of NSF funding for a project that included partnerships for
increasing diversity and inclusion in the STEM workforce?
Want to win one of (4) $2,500 Expert’s Choice Awards or one of (2) $1250 People’s Choice
Awards AND be featured on various NSF platforms?
Then don’t miss this chance to enter the
NSF STEM Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition Challenge
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites you to submit a 1- to 3-minute video that
showcases how your NSF-funded work has led to innovative, effective, and replicable
approaches to building a diverse and inclusive science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) workforce through partnerships.
Who can enter?
Any primary investigator (PI or Co-PI) that has been or is currently supported by NSF. You must
be 18 or older to enter and a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident as of June 25, 2020. An NSF
award number is required for submission.
What are the entry categories?
Entries may be submitted by individuals or teams of up to four people in any of the following categories:

  1. Informal STEM Education
  2. PreK-12 STEM Education
  3. STEM Higher Education
  4. STEM Alliances
    How will videos be judged?
    Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges, based on the following criteria:
  5. Approach, Impact and Sustainability (40%)
  6. Visual Appeal (15%)
  7. Effective Communication (25%)
  8. Originality (20%).
    Submission Deadline
    June 25, 2020
    For more information on how to submit an entry, visit the competition website:

COVID-19 update

Due to the ongoing and additional COVID-19 restrictions now in place for the rest of the semester and into the summer, the Texas Hispanic-Serving Institutions Consortium’s 2020 conference is postponed from May 21-22, 2020 until at least sometime during the Fall Semester 2020. As soon as we determine the rescheduled date, we will post it to the website.  Please check back later.

NSF-Funded Workshop INVITATION

Invitation to submit application to attend faculty development workshop at Lehman College/CUNY — Workshop stipend provided

Dear Colleague:

I am reaching out to you because you either teach or work as an administrator at a Hispanic-Serving Institution [HSI]/minority-serving institution and/or you are the PI on an NSF grant focused on STEM education at HSIs/minority serving institutions.  Thank you for your commitment to these students!

I am writing to invite you to apply to attend an NSF-funded workshop that will train faculty in best practices for quantitative reasoning instruction.   The workshop is designed to show faculty how to infuse data analysis into their course instruction and our training focuses largely on showcasing a survey research activity that makes use of Google forms and spreadsheets.  We welcome faculty from a wide range of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, history, education, health sciences, journalism, as well as more traditional STEM fields.  Attendees must come from a minority-serving institution (such as an HSI or HBCU).  I have attached a flyer that provides more details about the workshop.  If this workshop doesn’t seem appropriate to you, might you kindly forward this message to your colleagues in other departments/schools,, such as the ones I’ve indicated above?  If so, I would be very grateful!

This year’s two-day workshop will be held on June 29th to June 30th at Lehman College, in the Bronx, in NYC (each day is a full day).  We will welcome 20 guests to each annual 2-day workshop.  We will be holding 3 additional workshops in the years ahead, so if someone might be interested in coming, but cannot attend this year, they are still encouraged to complete our questionnaire (depending on response, we may also invite some faculty to come in future years).  We provide a stipend of $500 for local attendees and $1,000 for those traveling a long distance (greater than 60 miles).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the workshop.

We require teams of at least two people to come from each institution (they could both be faculty, but it would also be acceptable to have a faculty member and an administrator).  Each interested party must complete a questionnaire.  Our goal is for those who attend our training program to return home and serve as leaders on their home campus for this hands-approach approach to teaching quantitative reasoning skills!

As noted on the attached flyer, we ask interested faculty/administrators to please compete our questionnaire by March 31, 2020.   The questionnaire link is here:

You may learn more about our project here, which we call DARE (Data Analysis Research Experience) for shorthand:

Thank you for taking the time to read this email!  Again, if you are not interested but might be able to share it with potential colleagues who you think would be appropriate, I would be grateful.  You are also welcome to share this email with other colleagues at HSIs/minority-serving institutions.

Kind regards,

Esther. on behalf of the DARE project.