Flash Edition - September 20, 2017

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September 20, 2017

Flash Edition

Presentation Proposals Due Sept. 29: Celebrating Student Success at Minority-Serving Community Colleges

The portal for presentation proposals is open for “Celebrating Student Success,” the third annual convening of minority-serving community and technical colleges. Presentations are being solicited for concurrent sessions on strategies to support student success in areas such as the following:

  • career pathways development and implementation
  • "Earn and Learn" models: apprenticeships, work-based learning, and more
  • dual enrollment and K–12 connection
  • student financial literacy and empowerment
  • instructor recruitment from industry
  • strategies for supporting low-income and homeless students

This year’s convening will continue the work to form and energize communities of practice at minority-serving community colleges, and will be held in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14–15, 2017.

Non-colleges (such as four-year institutions, foundations, non-profits, and other federal agencies) are welcome to submit a proposal, but the presentation should include a representative from at least one community or technical college who will give a peer perspective. Presentation blocks will be for approximately 20–30 minutes and proposals must conform to specific requirements as directed on the conference website at http://conference.novaresearch.com/MSI2017/abstracts.cfm/.

Registration to attend the conference will be open soon — but act now to submit a presentation proposal as the portal will close to submissions on Sept. 29, 2017.

Please share this information with other colleges or individuals that you feel would be interested in participating. If you have questions, please email Erin Berg, community college program specialist, at erin.berg@ed.gov.