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Call for Proposals

Submission deadline- September 18th, 2022.

29th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference


“Telling Our Stories of Resilience and Persistence through Learning and Assessment”


October 20-22, 2022

Houston, Texas


Focus of 2022 Conference

As we emerge from the 2019 Coronavirus in 2022, we are amazed at the stories of resilience and persistence in all disciplines from educational institutions around the United States. The HBCU Faculty Development Network (HBCU FDN) seeks to capture not only these stories from all disciplines, but also the accounts of what this survival entailed that is now restoring learning environments.


Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are demonstrating resilience in their capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, setbacks, and adversities. Teachers, educational planners, and administrators imparted the most appropriate ways to design and deliver instruction to create deep and lasting learning. With this resilience, educators developed novel approaches in teaching and assessing students’ learning outcomes in an urgent technology-rich environment. These stories of persistence that will be shared during the HBCU FDN conference will focus on measuring and assessing what we accomplished, what we might need to reteach, and the changes we need to make to prepare us for future challenges.  


Ensuring quality in higher education has been a cornerstone of the HBCU Faculty Development Network Annual Conference. For over 29 years, the HBCU Faculty Development Network has covered a variety of programs for administrators, faculty, and staff, aimed at improving students learning outcomes. Programs include (but are not limited to) quality management, curriculum development, and faculty development.  This year's conference celebrates 29 years of continuous programs and service in developing the faculty workforce, especially at HBCU institutions. 


We cordially invite you to participate in this 29th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference to be held on October 20 – 22, 2022.  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: “Telling Our Stories of Resilience and Persistence through Learning and Assessment.”


The conference offers three days of workshops, concurrent sessions, and plenary sessions. 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 at least one of the following strands:

Teaching & Learning

  • Brain-based Teaching & Learning

  • Current Issues & Trends in STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Math)

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equitable Learning

  • Global Trends in Teaching & Learning and Student Engagement

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Learning and Assessment Across the Curriculum

  • Post Pandemic Issues

  • Teaching and Learning in a Crisis

Innovative Instructional Design & Technology

  • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign

  • Instructional Technology

  • Online vs Face to Face vs Hy-Flex


Educational/Faculty Development and Administration

  • Accreditation

  • Centers for Teaching & Learning

  • Ethics

  • Leadership Development in Higher Education / Workplace Productivity

  • Shared Governance (success, planning, tenure, and promotion)

Research in Higher Education

  • Scholarship of Counseling

  • Scholarship of Education Administration

  • Scholarship of Educational Development

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Student Success

  • Cross-institutional partnerships

  • Financial Aid

  • International and Study Abroad Student Support

  • Living & Learning Communities (Residence halls, Bridge programs)

  • Mentorship/ Advising & Counseling


Submission Deadline:  September 18, 2022

For additional information contact
Laurette B. Foster, Executive Director

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