Faculty Institute

2024 Spring Faculty Institute

Program cover for the BSU Fall 2023 Faculty Institute Program featuring an image of the BSU campusBSU Faculty Institute Spring 2024, January 23-25

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Spring 2024 Faculty Institute Programming:

  • Pre-Conference on Instructional Technology, Tuesday, January 23
    Pre-Conference Agenda/Program (PDF)
  • Keynote and Breakout Sessions, Wednesday, January 24
  • Addresses from President Breaux & BSU's Institutional Leadership, Thursday, January 25

About Faculty Institutes:

Prior to the opening of each Fall and Spring sememster, CETL organizes and facilitates the Faculty Institute, an event during which BSU faculty, staff, and leadership come together for professional development, skill building, and community engagement to further the institutional pursuit of exellence. This event also provides opportutinties for learning from guest presenters, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and peer-to-peer instruction.

An archive of past Faculty Institute activities can be viewed below.

2023 Fall Faculty Institute

Fall 2023 Faculty Institue Program (PDF)

Fall 2023 Welcome by Institutional Leadership (YouTube) 

2023 Spring Faculty Institute 

Spring 2023 Faculty Institute Program (PDF)

Dr. Aminta H. Breaux, President, Welcome Speech

Dr. Felecia Commodore, Shared Governance Presentation

Dr. Carl B. Goodman, Vice President and Provost, Welcome Speech

Breakout Sessions for the 2023 Faculty Institute

Video Overview of the 4 Break Out Sessions

Moving to Research 2

Bowie State University aspires to step up and move in the Carnegie Classification as a Research 2 (R2) institution. This session will focus on starting a conversation on how to bring a systemic change to our existing system without losing our strengths in order to race towards R2 classification. We will host a panel of faculty from other minority serving institutions who have achieved R2 status.

Student Success

Though we often discuss student success in terms of what students are (and are not) doing in their courses, the goal is to have conversations about how to review and potentially revise teaching practices, courses, and curriculum to support scaffolding student success in the classroom but also in the world. In this breakout session, we will focus specifically on defining student success, what we are doing well in the areas we define, and how we can improve.

DEI: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As BSU enrolls more new students than any time in its history, what are we practicing as educators to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus? What strategies or initiatives can we adopt so all of our students are supported and have a strong sense of belonging? During this breakout session we will collaborate to learn from one another by sharing how we practice inclusion and equity in our courses, providing feedback on BSU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, developing recommendations for communicating inclusiveness to our students, and fostering ideas for how we can contribute to equity and inclusion for all at BSU.

Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Strategies for Teaching” presentation by Rita Kumar and Brenda Refaei for Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning at Ohio State University 

Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit 

Columbia University FAQ Guide to Pronouns in Use for Faculty and Instructors 

High Impact Teaching: Multiple Modalities

The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed how both teachers and students interact with existing learning tools in higher education. In our session, we will be asking how to update our toolbox to reflect those changes and redefine student engagement. Instead of returning to “normal”, we ask that you consider how the new circumstances provide a ripe ground for innovation in teaching and learning that creates a High Impact on student learning outcomes. Come to this session to get new ideas about how to engage your students by using new and old pedagogical strategies and instructional technology.


2022 January Faculty Institute

2021 August Faculty Institute 

  • Theme: High Impact Teaching (HIT) Practices  NOTE: These are different than High Impact Practices (HIP) that are more programmatic in nature. HITs are classroom-based practices in multiple modalities. Pandemic Habits:  How to Keep the Good Ones and Leave the Bad Ones Behind
  • Full Program Agenda (pdf)

2021 January Faculty Institute (Virtual)

2020 Virtual Faculty Institute

2020 January Faculty Institute

2019 August Faculty Institute

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 and Thursday, August 22, 2019

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

2019 August Faculty Institute Program (pdf)

2019 January Faculty Institute

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and Thursday, January 2, 2019
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Program
  • Pictures of the Faculty Institute click here

2018 August Faculty Institute

January 16-17, 2018


August 23-24, 2017

January 18-19, 2017

2017 January FI Flyer

August 24-25, 2016

2016 August FI Flyer

January 20-21, 2016

August 26-27, 2015

2015 Fall FI Cover

January 21-22, 2015

August 27-28, 2014

  • Professor & Pupil: Improving Our Writing and That of Our Students
  • My Brother’s Keeper: Bowie State University Male Initiative
  • Improving Critical Thinking
  • HBCU & Collaborative Global Learning Visits for Faculty & Students
  • Learning Communities and Faculty Development the Impact on Student Retention
  • Undergraduate Research: Opportunities for Students to Engage in Real World Research and Creative Projects
  • Disciplinary Literacy: Adapting, Not Adopting Instructional Strategies
  • Blackboard Learn 9.1 Basics: Teaching with the LMS in Online, Hybrid or Web-Supported Mode

January 22 & 23, 2014

2014 Spring FI