HBCU Welcome and Overview; HBCU Keynote Address; Applying Technology Innovations within Your Institutions
Workshop Session 1
8:30am-8:55am Welcome and Overview
Join Professor Moustapha Diack, HBCU Summit Chair, and SUS President/Chancellor Ray Belton as they welcome attendees to the HBCU Summit at OLC Innovate 2017. Prof. Diack and President Belton, along with the HBCU Summit steering committee, will provide an overview on strategies for effectively delivering online and hybrid education affordably. These strategies will subsequently be shared and discussed throughout the summit. Strategies include:
- Institutional strategies for online education and technology innovations (Day 1)
- Textbook affordability strategies using free and open educational resources (Day 2)
This overview will be followed by a small group discussion on participants' priorities for their institution.
8:55am-9:40am Keynote Address
Robert Blaine, Ph.D. (Jackson State University and member of the OLC Board of Directors), will deliver a keynote presentation, "Building Online Professional Certifications into the Undergraduate Curriculum: Reducing student costs, Reducting time towards matriculation, Adding value to traditional degrees, & creating institutional revenue."
HBCU graduates are finding themselves in a rapidly changing environment of employer credentialing. More often, employers are seeking candidates with proven expertise in specific skill sets rather than the global learning experience of the undergraduate curriculum. How can institutions reduce costs for students and decrease their time towards matriculation? How can institutions create high quality online programs that provide professional certifications? How can institutions use a professional certificate program to grow enduring ties to the corporate community and create robust revenue streams for the institution? The answer to these questions and more will be discussed in the keynote address by Dr. Blaine.
9:40am-10:00am Applying Technology Innovations within Your Institutions
Dr. Blaine, Dr. Diack and Dr. Belton, along with the HBCU Summit Steering Committee members, will facilitate discussions and answer HBCU Summit participant questions on issues involving applying technology innovations in their institutions. The discussions will focus on activities institutions can perform over the next 6 months as some of the first steps in applying innovations within their institutions.