APAHE 2017 Conference Call for Proposals

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APAHE 2017 Conference: April 6-7, 2017 – Oakland, CA

Call for Proposals
BUILDING BRIDGES and Connecting the Generations:
30 Years of Activism and Inclusion”

Proposal Submission DUE by Thursday, January 19, 2017; 11:59 pm (PST).
Notification by Monday, February 6, 2017.
ALL PRESENTERS ARE EXPECTED TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.

With the focus on “Building Bridges and Connecting the Generations”, the 2017 APAHE conference planning committee invites all members to consider submitting proposals for this year’s conference. Our theme this year captures the many years of efforts relating to social justice, equity and leadership development. Our theme this year also acknowledges that 1. we are stronger together as an organization, 2. the importance for APAHE to stay relevant to the diversity and diverse needs of our membership, and 3. there has been a significant generational shift in our audience over the last 30 years. Finally, the theme emphasizes that we all have a role, as a teacher or student, to impact, support and make real change in each of our realm of influence. We encourage submission of proposals inline with our conference theme and engage the conference attendees.

After the submission deadline, the Program Committee will review all proposals and select the programming that most closely aligns with the conference theme, goals, and objectives. The committee may also decide to ask some submitters to refine their proposals in order to create the best possible content for the conference. Notifications regarding your proposal status will be sent approximately four weeks after the deadline. We thank you in advance for contributing your time and knowledge to craft this proposal and look forward to seeing you at the conference.

In submitting a proposal we encourage THREE areas of consideration:
1. Theme of this year’s conference
2. Interactive and engaging activities for the attendees
3. Activism component (see submission form)

Presentation Formats:
• Individual Paper (within 70 minute): The individual paper format should be
used for a SINGLE INDIVIDUAL that seeks to highlight their particular work.
Submission should be no more than 500 words, consisting of title, learning
outcomes (implications to APAs in higher education), and relevance to overall
conference theme. NOTE: Individual papers will be organized into 70 minute
panel sessions with other related individual papers.

• Panel (70 minutes): The panel format is best suited for formal presentations
and structured discussions. Panels will have no more than THREE/FOUR
presenters. Submission should be no more than 750 words, including title of
panel, learning outcomes (implications to APAs in higher education), and
relevance to overall conference theme.

• Poster (70 minutes): The poster format should be used to showcase an
individual project and is best suited for informal discussion, engaging the
audience for feedback and comments related to the project. Posters will have
no more than ONE/TWO presenters. Submission should be no more than
300 words including title, topic or area of discussion, and relevance to overall
conference theme. Poster showcase will be located in open areas adjacent to
other poster presenters.

• Roundtable (70 minutes): This format is best suited for discussion on a
specific topic and engaging the audience in an informal setting. Roundtables
will have no more than ONE/TWO presenters. Submission should be no
more than 300 words including title, topic or area of discussion, learning
outcomes (implications to APAs in higher education), and relevance to overall
conference theme.

Review Process – High quality submissions will have the following:
• Clear and coherently written abstract
• Thoughtful connection with the conference theme and APAHE mission
• Panels and roundtables – please list speakers who can provide rich insights to
the topic
• Consideration of format and audience engagement. Please avoid reading
papers for the entirety of your session
• Consideration of theoretical framework strongly encouraged but not required
• References to published writing in higher education/student affairs/related
area publications strongly encouraged but not required
• ONLY complete submissions will be reviewed

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Wu Chang, APAHE Proposal Committee Chair: DiWuChang@gmail.com.

 

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