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Friday, April 11, 2014 – Sunday, April 13, 2014 President/Chancellor/Trustee Forum
Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Wednesday, April 16, 2014    STEAM Faculty Convening

W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30361


The 15th Annual Member-Universities Professional Institute (MUPI) will be held at the W Atlanta Midtown. The theme of this year's conference, "Full STEAM Ahead: Improving Retention, Graduation & Career Readiness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics (STEAM)," engages faculty in mapping pathways for public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) success in these fields of study.

Click here to watch a video about MUPI.

This three-day event will focus on:

  • Addressing critical issues in implementing STEAM education
  • Evaluating data related to the retention and migration of STEAM majors
  • Creating action plans for increasing graduation from STEAM programs 
  • Showcasing best practices in STEAM education 
  • Building leadership capacity for educators
  • Expanding professional opportunities for member-school faculty in STEAM fields 
  • Discovering student career (internship/full-time) opportunities in STEAM fields 
  • Providing opportunities to develop learning communities for member-school participants
For over a decade, TMCF has hosted this capacity-building conference to engage its member-schools in research-driven conversations that lead to enhanced institutional practices and positive outcomes for public HBCU students.

This year, we will convene TMCF member-school STEAM Deans, Department Chairs, Professors and Institutional Researchers who are able to effect real change within their schools. There will also be a forum for TMCF member-school Presidents, Chancellors and Trustees focusing on HBCU Governance.

Through workshops, plenary sessions, and affiliation forums, conference participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals in order to create action plans that will promote opportunities for students interested in STEAM opportunities on their respective campuses. Beyond educating students, colleges and universities also have to keep faculty and administrators continually updated with the latest technology, changes in enrollment characteristics, and larger societal issues so that they can help students be more successful. This conference provides that forum and the goal is for conference participants to take back to their schools the latest ideas and strategies that will effectively create change on campus and strengthen the pipeline of STEAM graduates.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools. TMCF helps students with a clear intention and the motivation to succeed and acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost.