Call for Program Proposals

The Conference Planning Team invite program proposals committed to promoting meaningful change in higher education and align with this year's conference theme, Influence and Impact: Strategies to Accelerate System Change within the Professional and Beyond. This year's conference will include three thematic tracks, Campus, Community, and Career, designed to explore change at various levels. For guiding questions and content about each of the tracks, click here

No matter where you are in your professional journey, we believe you have something to valuable to shared that will contribute to the learning experience at this year's conference.  

The deadline to submit your program proposal is June 15, 2021. If you need assistance submitting your programs or have questions about presenting or serving as a reviewer, please contact Lauren Carter (Lauren.Carter@unthsc.edu).



Thematic Tracks

We encourage participants to submit sessions that observe the conference theme and relate to one of three tracks from a micro-, meso-, or macro- level:

  1. Campus
  2. Community 
  3. Career

1. CAMPUS

One of our highest ranked priorities is to ensure that our campuses are equitable spaces for our students to learn and grow. Actualizing the espoused priority often falls short. As critical partners within the ecosystem of higher education, there needs to be a realization and ownership of the influence and impact that we have toward truly embracing and bringing to fruition our priorities.

  • Consider answering the following question: “What are strategies to accelerate systemic change within our Unit, Department, Division, Campus, and/or broader higher education system?”

2. COMMUNITY

The concept of community is subjective – it means something different to each person. In higher education, we participate in various communities to varying degrees. Our participation in said communities influences our beliefs and behaviors. As such, we believe that it is important to acknowledge and recognize the influence we each have as unique contributors to the communities we participate in.

  • Consider answering the following question: “How might we influence and impact progressive systemic change within the communities we are a part of?”

3. CAREER

As we move toward ensuring that our campuses are equitable spaces for our students, we must also do so for the professional and para-professionals of the institution.
  • Consider answering the following questions: “What influence and impact do a faculty member, graduate student, entry, mid-, and/or senior-level practitioner have toward accelerating systemic change within the profession?”, “What systemic changes are needed within the profession?”


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