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Creating Deep and Lasting Learning

24th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference

Crystal City, Virginia
November 2-4, 2017


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For ​over ​20 ​years, ​the ​HBCU ​Faculty ​Development ​Network ​has ​provided ​an ​avenue ​for ​faculty, ​administrators, ​and ​program ​support ​personnel ​to ​make ​presentations ​and ​to ​highlight ​effective ​teaching ​and ​learning ​as ​well ​as ​those ​programs ​that ​support ​the ​academic ​function ​at ​institutions ​of ​higher ​education. ​

24th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference

Theme: Creating Deep and Lasting Learning

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington-Crystal City
Crystal City, VA
November 2-4, 2017

Focus of 2017 Conference
The 2017 HBCU Faculty Development Conference will focus on creating deep and lasting learning, showcasing some of the best emerging pedagogical practices and support programs that enhance students' academic performance. Additionally, there will be sessions that will enable participants to address disciplinary and interdisciplinary strategies, learning outcomes and current research.

Thursday, November 2nd
Pre-Conference WORKSHOP
"Framing and Maintaining a Research Agenda"

Dr. Fred A. Bonner, II
Professor and Endowed Chair of Educational Leadership and Counseling
Executive Director/ MACH-III Center
Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Stella L. Smith
Associate Director/ MACH-III Center
Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Kamala V. Williams
Editorial and Creative Services Specialist/MACH-III Center
Prairie View A&M University

One of the most critical topics that faculty must address in academe is how to frame and operationalize a research agenda. From developing a researchable topic to revising and resubmitting a peer-reviewed publication, understanding the complexities of navigating the research terrain is key. This presentation will focus on steps necessary to frame and maintain an active research agenda. Participants will be involved in both theoretical and practical applications in an effort to promote their success.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bernadette M. Hence – currently serves as Senior Program Manager for the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program at the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Hence is responsible for formulation and identification of new strategies that will lead to improvements and greater accountability in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields at schools, colleges, and universities to increase minority graduates.

Dr. Hence has over 19 years of experience in instructional and administrative roles at both community colleges and universities and has worked in the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology Departments. Her administrative experience in higher education involves planning, development, coordination, and evaluation of courses. She is experienced in monitoring grant activity for several state grants including budget management, benchmarking, and accountability.

Previously she served as Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and Policy Advisor for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and engaged business, government, military, homeland-security, scientific, cultural, and education communities to build partnerships initiatives.

She has five years of experience working as a pipeline design engineer and worked on several projects including the 48 inch, 743 mile Northwest Alaskan Natural Gas Pipeline.

In 2013, she received the Martin Luther King Day Drum Major for Service Award for her volunteer work with Kidgineer, a science-enrichment program based in Maryland that focuses on providing hands-on projects for students in grades K-5th in areas such as robotics, video game programming, chemistry, circuits, physics and other fields of science.

Dr. Hence received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Doctorate in Education Administration degrees from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.

Proposal Submission
We cordially invite you to participate in the 24th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference to be held November 2-4, 2017 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. Crystal City. We invite faculty, administrators, and personnel of all areas that support the academic program to submit proposals for consideration at this year's conference that support our theme of Creating Deep and Lasting Learning.

Extended Deadline for Submitting Proposals:
September 8, 2017

Click link to submit proposal: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QFWKNTZ

Conference proposals should address one of the strands:
  • Active Learning and Engagement
  • Curriculum Design and Revision
  • Learning Across the Curriculum and Learning Communities
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Civic Engagement and Social Justice
  • Diversity and Globalization
  • Assessment, Evaluation and Accreditation
  • Faculty Development Programs
  • Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Topics
Conference Duration and Format
The conference offers three full days of workshops, concurrent sessions, round-table discussions, plenary sessions, and a poster session. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network and exchange ideas proven successful in teaching and learning, network with colleagues, and develop practical skills that can be put to immediate use upon return to their respective institutions. Attendees will take away from this conference, useful information that works and will assist them in enhancing their current role.
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