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4/9/2015 to 4/11/2015
When: 4/9/2015
On-Site Registration starting on Thursday at 7:00am
Where: Embassy Suites North Charleston Hotel
5055 International Blvd
North Charleston, South Carolina  29418
United States
Contact: Angela Caraway
877-459-7438 x105

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2015 AABHE National Conference Registrations are now OPEN!

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Celebrating 35 Years

2015 National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education

Charleston Area Convention Center

Embassy Suites North Charleston Hotel 

Charleston, SC

April 9-11, 2015


Conference Theme

Pathways to Success in Higher Education:

Moving from Enrollment to Employment




*schedule is subject to change

Thursday – April 09, 2015

Registration: 7:00am – 6:00pm


FREE Professional Development Workshops for AABHE Registrants!

Register for the 2015 National Conference and attend the Pre-conference Workshop for FREE!

(Valued at $140)

Thursday -April 9, 2015

~Advancing Your Career and Creating a Personal Brand~

It is important when considering a new position to examine your strengths and your passions. The first step in career planning is for you to to develop a clear understanding of who you are, what you stand for, and for what you want to be known which is your personal brand. This presentation will allow you to examine how to resume submission, the interview process, and ways to negotiate to become a successful applicant. You will explore how to differentiate yourself from colleagues in the field and successfully position yourself for the next level in your career. In this pre-conference workshop, participants will:

  • Discuss strategies for next career steps
  • Idenfity various career path opportunities
  • Define the right campus fit
  • Strategies for using social media effectively in the job search
  • Develop strategies for creating, packaging, and communicating a personal brand

Ellen Heffernan,
Partner of SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group 

Keith E. Hall, Ed.D.
Director, Noel Strengths Academy
Azusa Pacific University

~Make Assessment and Evaluation Work for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence:

It Works If You Work It!~

Let’s unleash the illuminative powers of assessment and evaluation as rich natural resources for enacting, as well as documenting progress, on our success visions. Doing so requires responsive uses of assessment AS and FOR learning and not simply postmortems OF learning. They emerge as generative resources for relevant knowledge creation and continuous development towards excellence, in addition to conventional accountability compliance documentation.They become vehicles that inform and improve as well as prove.

In what ways and to what extent are your curricular, cocurricular and instructional processes breathing life into success visions for all students? How do you know your accomplishments and the extent to which your evaluative judgments resonate with the lived realities of the persons that you assess—experiential validity?

To fully embrace this agenda, educators must become boundary-spanning excellence facilitators who use diversity-grounded, equity-minded assessment/evaluation resources with a double-sided mirror. Let’s get busy helping our students and our colleagues bring forward their best selves in full voice to do their best learning, best engaging and best work for the greater good. It works if we work it!

Hazel Symonette, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison


~LMI Pre-conference Session~

Open to Leadership and Mentoring Institute (LMI) Alumni only, the pre-conference session will reconnect alums with Higher Education Leaders and LMI Faculty who have successfully navigated the higher education maze. The session seeks to re-ignite your passion for higher education, re-connect with fellow LMI alums, and to re-examine your personal career path.  The interactive session will build upon the guiding principles of the LMI experience.  


President’s Forum: 8:30am - 12:00pm


Research & Writing Boot Camp (Writing for Publication): 8:30am - 5:00pm


Exhibits Open: Noon - 6:30pm

Opening Luncheon: 12:00pm – 1:15pm

Keynote Speaker TBA

President's Panel 

Recognizing the 2015 AABHE Lifetime Achievement Award & Doctoral Awardees

Dessert w/Exhibitors & Vendors: 1:15pm - 1:30pm

Concurrent Sessions - 1:30pm - 2:20pm


Doctoral Students Presentation Session 

Concurrent Sessions - 2:30pm - 3:20pm

International Study Tour

 Concurrent Sessions - 3:30pm - 4:20pm


Concurrent Sessions - 4:30pm - 5:20pm

President's Panel: 5:30pm - 6:30pm    

Opening Reception w/Exhibitors & Cultural: 6:30pm - 8:00pm


AABHE Social 8:00pm – 11:00pm HOSPITALITY SUITE 

Friday – April 10, 2015


Registration: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Exhibits Open: 8:00am - 4:00pm


Business Meeting: 8:00am - 8:50am

Concurrent Sessions - 9:00am - 9:50am

LMI Session


Research & Writing Boot Camp (Framing and Maintaining a Research - Part II): 9:00am – 12:00pm


Concurrent Sessions - 10:00am - 10:50am

Concurrent Sessions - 11:00am - 11:50am


President's Award Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

2015 Harold Delaney Exemplary Educational Leadership Awardee and Lecturer

Public Service Award

Dessert with Exhibitors: 1:15pm - 1:30pm


Concurrent Sessions - 1:30pm - 2:20pm

Research & Writing Boot Camp (Framing and Maintaining a Research - Part III): 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Concurrent Sessions - 2:30pm - 3:20pm


Awardees Panel - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

 AABHE Social 8:00pm – 11:00pm HOSPITALITY SUITE 

Saturday – April 11, 2015


Registration: 7:00am – 12:00pm


Plenary Session: 8:30am - 9:20am

Roundtable Discussions: 9:30am - 10:20am

Roundtable Discussions: 10:30am - 11:20am

 Closing Session: 11:30am - 1:00pm

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