The Call for Proposals for the 2019 MSI Convening is now open! Submit your proposal before the final deadline on Friday, June 7.
Richland College in collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program is hosting a two-day conference for institutions of higher education interested in improving minority student success. The focus of the conference is to convene and discuss effective research, initiatives and programs that impact the academic success of students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The conference will be held on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
We are seeking proposals from a variety of institutions and organizations (e.g., public and private; two-year and four-year; large and small) and representing a range of topics (e.g., instructional, advising, mentoring, summer bridge, special programs). Workshop proposals should include an interactive presentation as well as time for discussion and questions, with a total length of 60 minutes.
Proposals can be considered for a workshop presentation or the graduate student poster session. Presentations must focus on efforts to improve minority student success.
The poster session provides an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their current research on factors, programs and initiatives that impact the success of minority students in higher education. An abstract must be included with your proposal; a workshop description is not required. Graduate students selected to present a poster will be offered a small honorarium of $500 to help defray the cost of travel to the MSI Convening. Poster session proposals will be considered separately from workshop submissions. Graduate students may also submit proposals for workshops, but workshops do not qualify for the graduate student honorarium.
The conference is intended for participants to learn, engage and exchange promising research and practices that support scholarship and student success through the MSI designation. We look forward to your participation.