27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference
Houston, Texas October 28 – 31, 2020
Theme: "Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education”
Focus of 2020 Conference The 2020 HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference will focus on the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education. The conference will also highlight some best practices as well as emerging pedagogical practices and programs that enhance students' academic success. Additionally, there will be sessions that will enable participants to address interdisciplinary strategies, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and current research.
The HBCU Faculty Development Network Ensuring quality in higher education has been a cornerstone of the HBCU Faculty Development Network Annual Conference. For over 25 years the HBCU Faculty Development Network has covered a variety of programs for administrators, faculty and staff, aimed at improving students learning outcomes. Programs range from quality management, curriculum development, and faculty development, etc. This year's conference celebrates 27 years of continuous programs and service in developing the faculty workforce, especially at HBCU institutions.
We cordially invite you to participate in this 27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference to be held October 28 – 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. We invite faculty, administrators, faculty development directors, and personnel of all areas that support an academic program to submit proposals for presentation at this year's conference that support the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education.
Conference Duration and Format
The conference offers two and a half days of workshops, concurrent sessions, round-table discussions, plenary sessions, and a poster session. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network with colleagues; exchange strategies proven successful in teaching and learning, 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. Conference proposals should address one of the following strands: Teaching & Learning • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Engagement • Current Issues & Trends in STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Math) • Learning Across the Curriculum • Global Trends in Teaching & Learning • Brain-based Teaching & Learning • Assessment Innovative Instructional Design & Technology • Instructional Technology • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign • Online & Distance Learning Educational/Faculty Development and Administration • Shared Governance (success, planning, tenure and promotion) • Leadership Development in Higher Education • Centers for Teaching & Learning • Workplace Productivity • Ethics • Accreditation Research in Higher Education • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning • Scholarship of Educational Development • Scholarship of Education Administration • Scholarship of Counseling Student Success • Cross-institutional partnerships • International Student Support • Mentorship • Living & Learning Communities (Residence halls, Bridge programs,) • Advising & Counseling • Financial Aid