Types of Proposals
We are accepting four different types of proposals: research manuscripts, workshops, panel discussions, practice/application proposals. Abstracts should not exceed 150 words and proposals should not exceed 2,000 words. Please see below for detailed information on each proposal type.
The proposals are due by Thursday, September 30, 2022.
Share the results of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods study that contribute to the emerging literature and educational strategy discourse. Submissions should include a clear statement of research purpose, review and synthesis of related literature, clear explanation of methodology, discussion of findings and conclusions, and appropriate recommendations.
Workshops are provided to offer an opportunity for a longer (90 minutes), more in-depth experience , and active participation around an innovative educational practice, teaching and learning tool, or research method. Workshop proposals should include an overview, learning outcomes, delivery methods, and a timeframe breakdown for a 90-minute session.
Panel chairs will bring together experts in an area of work for facilitated discussion and question and answer. Panels should include 3-6 people and will have 60 minutes. Proposals must include an issue statement, foundation in salient literature, and guiding questions.
Submissions should discuss a project, program, practice, or tool that has been implemented. Application manuscripts should include a clear issue statement, a foundation of the pedagogy in salient literature, a description of the application, a discussion of outcomes and implications, and recommendations.
Topic Categories for Proposal
Proposals must align closely with one of the 4 categories listed below. Please choose one.
Reimagining Hiring Practices and Building Belonging in the Workplace
Over the few years of the global pandemic, organizations have experienced significant upheaval in the workforce. Organizations have an opportunity to reorient hiring and retention policies and practices to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. This proposal tracks invites topics that will help participants identify promising practices on how to do this. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to approach hiring and retention from a DEI lens and walk away with practical tools and strategies to use when they return to their respective areas.
Reconnecting Teaching, Learning, & Assessment
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment are at the core of education. Teaching, Learning, and Assessment focus on what students are learning, how they are learning, and the quality of learning. Proposals submitted in this track should focus on culturally relevant pedagogy that considers the backgrounds of all students. In addition, technology and accessibility are pertinent to the ways in which students are being taught. Constant changes in student demographics and technological advances call for conversations around evaluating teaching, learning, and assessment as they relate to DEI. How have our challenges been the catalyst for innovation and purposeful change? What are some strategies in the classroom (physical or virtual) that aid in the quality of learning?
Recharging Strategy & Leadership
Two critical components to building an organizational culture that prioritizes DEI are strategy and leadership. Proposals submitted to this track should focus on how leaders can identify structural inequities in the workplace and advance more inclusive policies and practices to affect institutional and organizational change. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own sphere of influence and walk away with practical tools and strategies to use when they return to the office.
Student Focused Topics
Higher education continues to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and with the constant challenges students face before enrolling in college, higher education must be proactive and not reactive when serving students. This proposal track invites contributors to submit topics on anything student related from student development, student retention, intersectionality, inclusive environments, LGBTQIA+, undocumented students, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx populations, student experiences, mental health, accessibility for students, etc. Proposals in this track could include theoretical based research and/or practical examples.
Presenters whose proposals are accepted must register for the Conference. Presenters will be notified of their program status by September 30, 2022, and presentation details (date and time) will be shared no later than October 16, 2022.
Please submit your proposal via this link: https://usisurvey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbrAXLTvxPHeOrk