The Asa G.Hilliard and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course has been positively influencing the trajectories of researchers interested in studies on African-Americans in education for the past eleven years. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education featured the enduring impact of the course in its recent article, “Research Course at AERA Proves Successful Eleven Years Later.”
This past April, early career scholars and advanced graduate students worked directly with established researchers on questions and methods that inform studies on African Americans in education. Each year, the research course is held during the American Education Research Association’s annual meeting in New York City, New York. Participants were exposed to the fundamentals of developing a research agenda and career focused on conducting research on African American populations in education.
The institute format included a keynote address from the Wisconsin Equity and Inclusion Laboratory’s own Dr. Jerlando F. Jackson. In addition, academia from all over the country led other events throughout the day, such as Dr. Chance W. Lewis from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Other events included panels, presentations and one-on-one meetings.