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20th National HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference Call for Proposals - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 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 Wednesday, April 10, 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 – April 10, 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.


New Deadline for Proposals:   Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:00 P.M. (CT)



Barbara M. Albert

Executive Assistant

Office of Academic Affairs

(504) 816-4216 (office)

(504) 816-4144 (fax)


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