North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Iowa State University: A Land-Grant Collaboration and Cultural Exchange
May 27, 2015
As land-grant institutions in the 21st century, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Iowa State University share similar educational and cultural values: high quality, accessible education, and a commitment toward academic achievements and leadership opportunities that have global impact. Service and leadership are at the core of these values. Chancellor Harold Martin, Sr., of NC A&T and President Steven Leath of ISU are launching an exchange of faculty, staff, students, and academic programs to expand and enrich this shared focus between their institutions.
Recognizing that cultural growth can be promoted through experience, the exchange will focus on strategies to deepen the cultural competencies of faculty, staff, and students between a historically black university and a predominately white university. This exchange is a similar approach to the NCORE project at ISU where a cadre of students and staff participate in NCORE and return to coordinate and plan the university’s own conference on race and ethnicity, ISCORE. This exchange brings the discussions, experiences, and resources of NCORE to Iowa. Similarly, the exchange between NC A&T and ISU will allow participants to bring new experiences and insights to their home institutions. There will be opportunities to share methods to create strategic, sustainable change and explore the cultural differences of two very different college campuses.
Presenters (in order of appearance):
Thomas Hill, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Iowa State University
Steven Leath, President, Iowa State University
Joe B. Whitehead Jr., Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, North Carolina A&T State University
Roger Lacy, The Boeing Company
Sam Ofori, Chair of Mechanical Engineering
John Kelly, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
Richard Wlezien, Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University
Japannah Kellogg, director of the ISCORE/NCORE project and Student Support Services program, Iowa State University
Denise Payne, Student Development, North Carolina A&T State University
Student Panel—3 NCA&T students and 3 Iowa State University Students