Coverage from the AGEP PROMISE Academy Alliance’s first meeting captured by UMBC News; Additional photos showcase USM partners

UMBC’s Communications team in the Office of Institutional Advancement has posted a story about the PROMISE Academy and the partnership with institutions within the University System of Maryland (USM). The full story, posted to the UMBC News website on December 5, 2018, and can be found here,

Additional photos from the event can be found below. (Photos courtesy of Shawnisha Hester)

Dr. Laura Gough and Dr. Cindy Ghent from Towson University discuss ways that they provide training in teaching for new faculty.
Co-PIs, External Advisory Board, Coordinators, Evaluators, and Faculty.

Provosts and Deans from institutions within the USM join the meeting

Dr. Jo Boughman, Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs shares the System’s commitment to the PROMISE Academy.
UMBC Provost Philip Rous introduces Dean Bill LaCourse (College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences) to discuss the mechanics and successes of UMBC’s Pre-professoriate program in the life sciences.
UMBC Associate Provost Dr. Sarah Shin, Vice Provost for Graduate Education Dr. Janet Rutledge, and Internal Evaluator Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale consider details for implementation for the new PROMISE Academy.
Nancy O’Neill (left) from the USM’s Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation came to the meeting to discuss ways that the Kirwan Center will be able to partner with respect to training in teaching.
Dr. TaShara Bailey participates in the discussion as a member of the group from the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) downtown.
Salisbury University’s Science and Technology Dean, Dr. Michael Scott, and University of Maryland College Park’s Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Dr. John Bertot, share perspectives from their campuses.

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

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