Thursday, January 12, 2012

Association of American Colleges and Universities ~ October 18-20 ~ Baltimore

Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference:
New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD
October 18-20, 2012
Call for Proposals

The deadline for proposal submission is Wednesday, February 29, 2012. You will receive notification about the status of your proposal in April. Questions may be directed to Siah Annand at

Writing a Strong Proposal
Conference Themes
Session Formats
Become a LEAP Featured Session
How to Submit a Proposal
Dates to Remember
Online Proposal Submission Form
Writing a Strong Proposal

Proposal Format

Proposals are accepted through an online form and consist of a session title (100 character limit), statement of the intended audience (100 word limit), participant outcomes (100 word limit), plan for participant engagement (150 word limit), background and description of work (150 word limit), and a brief abstract to be used in the final conference program if the proposal is accepted (150 words). You will be asked to select a session format and theme. In addition, the form will ask for the name, title, institution, and email address of each facilitator.

Proposal Review

Experts in the field and AAC&U staff will review all proposals and make final selections.

Reviewers will look favorably upon proposals that:

Include facilitators who bring diverse perspectives to the topic your proposal addresses.
Reflect sound theory, research, strategies, and models that have proven effective and reflect established visions or models for change.
Provide a clear sense of how the session will unfold, examine lessons learned, and offer effective approaches for advancing change and overcoming challenges when participants return to campus. “Show and tell” submissions with little or no applicability to other institutions will not be considered.
Conference Themes

The conference will follow four themes:

Theme I: Linking Diversity and Learning in New Contexts
Theme II: Designing Intercultural Courses, Curricula, and Campus Climates
Theme III: Diversifying, Supporting, Rewarding Faculty and Student Affairs Educators
Theme IV: Pathways to Equity and Excellence

The questions that follow each theme are suggestive and are not meant to cover the full range of topics that may be proposed within the theme.

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Proposals should be submitted through the online form, available in January

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