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So Why FUBU?
The Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (CSHBCU), housed here at Virginia Union University, is a one of a kind endeavor that is sorely overdue. What’s the importance of a space that focuses on HBCUs, our history and contributions to the world at large? Let’s step back for a moment and have a little history lesson and perhaps you’ll see the significance of having a center like this. It’s been over 183 years since the founding of Cheyney University, recognized as the oldest HBCU in existence. That’s longer than some PWIs have been around! That’s predominantly White institutions for those of you who aren’t into acronyms.
Second Installment of VUU Web Lecture Series Focuses on the Power of the HBCU Story
Join us for a powerful conversation with thought leaders from Black higher-ed media and public relations as we talk about the importance of HBCUs telling our stories, and how we move forward in the current cultural climate This second installment of the For Us, By Us webinar series will take place November 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM.
I need to cite research conducted at HBCUs: Where is it?
So, there I was in 2017, switching my dissertation topic to explore a culture of assessment in student affairs at Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). I can remember so vividly outlining my literature review and searching Google Scholar for relevant articles and dissertations. The limited peer reviewed articles studying HBCUs was discouraging; however, I was not completely surprised. There were several articles around the relevance of HBCUs, yet limited on the actual “best” practices used at these schools, more specifically within student affairs assessment. It became very clear that when it came to target populations used in higher education research, HBCUs were not a sought after focal point. For this reason, my research in student affairs assessment at HBCUs made me a unicorn in the field.
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