HAMPTON, Va. (January 8, 2021) – Hampton University began the virtual 2021 Winter Educational Staff Institute with the Opening Plenary Session on Monday, January 4. Dr. Pollie Murphy, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, presided over the session. The theme for the Winter Institute was, “The New Transformational, Educational Paradigm, Part II.”
During the session, update reports included a pre-recorded, video presentation on “Title IX Guidelines” by Dr. Kelly Harvey-Viney, and a report from Dr. Alissa Harrison, Vice President for Information Technology, on technology upgrades for enhancing the teaching/learning environment. A highlight of the Opening Plenary session was the video presentation given by Dr. Jose’ Antonio Bowen, entitled, “Inclusive Teaching, Covid and the Election.”
Bowen, an educator, musician, scholar and consultant, talked about inclusive teaching and good teaching practices to advance equity and inclusion. Bowen also talked about the recent election and how to guide discussions about it in the classroom.
Several faculty members received the Chancellor and Provost’s Academic Excellence Award during the plenary session. Their respective School Deans recognized the honorees for their outstanding efforts. Each dean developed a set of criteria for the selection from his/her academic unit. The selected faculty members demonstrate innovation in teaching, the ability to motivate students, maintenance of high, academic standards, and the ability to keep pace with current practices in his/her disciplines.
The 2021 recipients of the award are:
- Dr. Glenda Evans, James T. George School of Business
- Dr. Demetris Geddis, School of Engineering and Technology
- Mrs. April Woodard, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
- Dr. Laurie Jean Carter, School of Liberal Arts and Education
- Mrs. Eumeka Taylor, School of Nursing
- Dr. Travonia Brown-Hughes, School of Pharmacy
- Dr. Willie Darby, School of Science
The 2021 Winter Educational Staff Institute concluded on Friday, January 8, 2021.