Special Projects


  Building an Agenda for Research on Affirmative Action and Diversity convenes a Research Council to conduct a systematic and rigorous review of the current state of inclusion-, affirmative action- and diversity-related research to identify gaps in the knowledge base, create synergy among leading researchers, and develop a plan to create a cumulative and comprehensive understanding that informs policy and practice. The Council examines emergent and future trends, key issues and directions in inclusion, affirmative action and diversity, and the implications for decision-making. Funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Human Resource Development

  Deborah Harmon Hines, Associate Vice Chancellor for School Services and Professor of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Converge Advisory Board member, joins Converge for a sabbatical. Dr. Harmon Hines is conducting a review of the literature on the scholarly work related to interventions that encourage minorities to pursue research careers.
  Each semester, Converge hires graduate and work study students from the Harvard University community and beyond to conduct research and database population.