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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Call for Proposals: 20th National HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference October 24-26, 2013

20th National HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference

Relevance ● Pedagogy ● Assessment ● Sustainability

October 24-26, 2013

859 Convention Center Boulevard · New Orleans, Louisiana 70130


Call for Proposals


Dear Colleagues:


The HBCU Faculty Development Network is hosting its 20th National Conference October 24-26, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.  We cordially invite you to submit a proposal for presentation.  Our theme this year Relevance ● Pedagogy ● Assessment ● Sustainability encompasses the missions and strategic plans of many universities.   Your proposal submissions should reflect the following:

·         programs that address the relevance of institutional curricular offerings in a global society;

·         effective teaching and learning strategies that you are currently involved in at your institutions;

·         effective assessment of student learning outcomes, and

·         innovative or model academic programs that are sustainable.


Presentations should relate to any one of the following strands:

(1) Collaborative Models of Teaching; (2) Assessment and Evaluation; (3) Active Learning and Engagement; (4) Curriculum Design and Revision; (5) Learning Across the Curriculum and Learning Communities; (6) Instructional/Educational Technology; (7) Civic Engagement and Social Justice; (8) Diversity and Globalization (9) and Special Topics that include a variety of academic disciplines.


For additional information on the strands and on how to submit your proposals, please visit the website at


Session Types

The Network welcomes proposals for a variety of session types, including the following:


Workshops                                       2.5 hour interactive workshops

Concurrent Sessions                      75 minute interactive sessions

Roundtables                                    75 minute discussions

Poster Presentations
Guidelines for Proposals


All are welcome to submit a proposal. Once a proposal is accepted, all presenters must pay registration fees.

Number of proposals per person

Each attendee may propose up to one workshop as either the primary or co-presenter.

Each attendee may also propose up to two concurrent sessions where he/she may be the primary presenter for only one of these sessionsFor the second session, he/she must be listed as a co-presenter.  Please note that interactive sessions, roundtable discussions, and posters presentations are included in this two-session limit.

Example #1: An attendee may submit one concurrent session proposal as the lead presenter and a second concurrent session proposal as co-presenter.

Example #2: An attendee may submit two concurrent session proposals as co-presenter.

            Example#3: An attendee may submit one workshop proposal as the lead presenter, a concurrent session proposal as lead presenter, and a second concurrent session proposal as co-               presenter.



Proposals may be submitted online beginning Friday, February 1, 2013 on the HBCU website at and will be due by 5:00 PM (CT) on Friday, March 29, 2013.

Detailed submission instructions are provided on the website.

Before you prepare a proposal, please ensure that you have read the guidelines for proposals.  Failure to follow these guidelines may lead to the rejection of a proposal.

Components of the proposal

All proposals are blind-reviewed in accordance with the guidelines described above and should include the following:

  • Contact information for primary presenter and all co-presenters (address, phone, email)
  • Session title (no more than 10 words)
  • Session abstract (no more than 100 words)
  • Please select the type of session best suited for your proposal.  Be sure that there is a fit between what you intend to accomplish and the type of session you choose. 
  • Session description (no more than 500 words)
  • Provide, goals, implementation, research findings, and assessment
  • State expected outcomes for session participants
  • Outline the session activities and plan for interaction. Please model exemplary teaching and learning practices.  For poster presentations, focus on the manner in which you plan to present your work rather than on the type of interaction you anticipate


Abstract submission dates:

Submissions accepted: February 1, 2013 - March 29, 2013

Online submissions available at

Notification of acceptance:  April 30, 2013

Participation confirmation due from all presenters:  July 31, 2013


Conference Organizers:

Jeton McClinton, Conference Coordinator

HENRY FINDLAY, Co-Conference Coordinator

Barbara Albert, Program Coordinator


Laurette blakely Foster, President, HBCU Faculty Development Network


Hosting Institution:  Dillard University



Sale of materials and the solicitation of consulting work

To avoid the possibility of a conflict of interest, the Network does not permit in any conference session the sale of materials.  Furthermore, the Network does not allow presenters to solicit consulting work during any session listed in the program.

Session presenters are permitted to use materials they have created and to refer to consulting work that they do, but neither materials nor services may be offered for sale during the session. Authors, if present, will be available to sign books at the end of a session.

Questions about this conference practice should be addressed to the Executive Director or the Conference Chairs.


Deadline for Proposals:   Friday, March 29, 2013, 5:00 P.M. (CT)



Barbara M. Albert

Executive Assistant

Office of Academic Affairs

(504) 816-4216 (office)

(504) 816-4144 (fax)



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TGIF -- Explore the Screen Captured World with John Sener, FridayLive


Eight issue, Volume Six

TLT Group TGIF 2.26.2013           
From TLT Group World Headquarters
Digital Archive.  Full recordings of FridayLive, which includes audio, slides, and text chat are available If you are a member of the TLT group.  Use this link to access the full  collection of available archived sessions.

Another benefit of membership is the Member Exchange Events.
  • Silver Cloudians: Issues for Caregivers of Aging Parents, 2/27, 3/13
  • sMOOChers (Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup) Friday, 3/1 1:00 PM ET
  • Social Networking/Designated Learner: JING, March 20th

What are your thoughts on MOOC applications in undergraduate education?
Please consider filling out this survey.

Become a TLT member. Click here to find out how.
More from the TLT-SWG Blog:

If you can't walk the walk, is it OK to limp the limp and talk the talk? Or better to do/say nothing?


Can you predict or change the future? Do you really want to? See short story "6 Months, 3 days" by C. J. Anders

What's in your Annual Campus Security [Crime] Report? Complying with Clery Act? join FridayLive! Feb 22!

Members Only Exchange
Issues for Caregivers of Aging Parents
(This session is free to TLT Group Members Fee to others)
February 27, 2013 2:00pm ET
Leaders: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Charles Ansorge, Dale Parker, Michael Dabney and others

Sharing experience and wisdom (?) as caregivers and caregetters.

Brainstorm: future topics.  Our Members Exchange is evolving through the ideas, energy and generosity of Members.  All Members are welcome to attend and shape future sessions and offer future sessions.

This session is free to TLT Group Individual Members.  ($75 to others)
Check your institution's status here
if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.

John Sener Returns!
March 1, 2013  2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time - free to all.

Steve Gilbert talks with John Sener, author of Seven Futures of American Education:  Improving Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World who offers the perspectives of author and parent; of observation, theory, and immersion.  Sener is the author of this thoughtful book about the influence of technology on the future of higher education AND  the parent of a son who is now half-way through his freshman year of college.
Excerpts from book description:
"... digital technologies....are...redefining knowledge, redistributing access, and renegotiating authority -- while education's growing importance is changing expectations about its performance. This combination offers a spectacular opportunity to improve various scenarios -- Free Market Rules, Free Learning Rules, Standards Rule, Cyberdystopia, Steady As She Goes -- whose influences would be disastrous in the extreme but can be beneficial in moderation. ...Online learning ...can also lead the way ...Strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, such as learning-centered engagement, learner-generated content, and sensible assessment can enhance the value of the interpersonal interactions which are at the heart of learning and teaching."

Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
March 8  sMOOChers Debrief with Amy Woodgate
March 15  There's an App for That 3.0
March 22  Building Connections through Social Collaboration

MOOCs Round Two Week Five, Last Week

sMOOChers (Smart MOOCs Higher Education Research Subgroup) meets this week Friday, 3/1 1:00 PM ET

We have been participating in the EDCMOOC, eLearning & Digital Cultures MOOC sponsored by the University of Edinborough.  Maybe you completed the MOOC or dip your toe in ever so slightly, or had some experience in between, please come and share your story.  Use this link to access the TLT Adobe Room,

Some interesting bits and pieces:

  • "Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Check out this SlideRocket presentation!  I love it!!!!... Made by Ary Aranguiz @trending teacher.
  • This link was shared by Ilene Frank. 
  • Looking for examples of using MOOC like resources in undergraduate education, please consider filling out this survey.
Encourage. Enable. Engage.



Dear Employees:

Representatives from AFLAC are on campus and available to answer any questions you may have.  They are located in the Office of Human Resources and will be available from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  They are also available to open new AFLAC accounts.  Please come by if you have any inquiries.  Thanks. 


Randy J. Dukes, Esq

Director, Human Resources

Dillard University

(504) 816.4797  direct

(504) 816.4187  facsimile


Reminder: 2013 POD Conference Call for Proposals

Dear POD members and friends,

We hope this email finds you well!  This is just a reminder to submit your POD 2013 proposals – the online submission portal is now alive and well and accepting proposals at  

The deadline for online proposal submission is Monday, March 4, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. 

You can see the full call for proposals including the conference theme, the new review rubric and a sample proposal, and detailed session-type descriptions at  

Don’t hesitate to contact the conference team or your session coordinators (listed in the call for proposals) with questions. 


Warm wishes from your conference team,

Victoria Bhavsar, Patty Payette, Allison Boye, Jake Glover, Hoag Holmgren


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Center for Digital Education Newsletter February 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Aegis Identity Software was founded on 8 years’ experience with one mission: to create an affordable Identity Management Solution specifically for K-20 Education. With a foundation of contemporary open standards, our Trident Identity Manager software reduces implementation and operating costs. Learn more.


A GPS for Education and Careers is Available
Colleges could increase graduation speeds if students set clear education and career courses.

States Struggle To Keep Online Schools Accountable
The rapid growth of online education is raising concerns. While unscrupulous or incompetent online educators may be rare, there are enough of them that many states are considering ratcheting up their oversight.

Dance Competition Pairs Humanoid Robots with Students
In a marriage of art and science, students program robots to dance.

STEM Tops Education Agenda in Chicago
A partnership between Chicago and the Navy is the city's latest effort to equip students for high-tech jobs.

States Plan to Test Computer Assessments
A pilot test will give developers and schools an idea of how the Common Core assessments work.

Question of the Week

What University Won an Award for its Emerging Technology Strategy?

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6 Emerging Technologies in Higher Ed

The 2013 NMC Horizon Project lists six technologies that could be adopted in colleges and universities over the next five years.

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