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2019 Minority Serving Institution Convening

2019 MSI Convening

The Call for Proposals for the 2019 MSI Convening is now open! Visit the Call for Proposals page to learn more. Proposals are being accepted from Friday, March 1 through Friday, June 7.

Richland College in collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program hosts an annual 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 Richland College MSI Convenings provide an opportunity for educators and other individuals devoted to student success to gather and participate in presentations and discussions about how we can better collect and use quantitative data to design, evaluate, modify and improve programs and initiatives that address success of minority and under-served students. Through these annual Convenings, we hope individuals will have the opportunity to share their own successes and learn from the results and ideas of others to expand successful programs and/or develop more robust methods for determining success of minority programs and initiatives so that their college or university can improve, obtain funding, and effect change at their institution.

Interested in Presenting?

Proposals for workshops that focus on collecting and using data effectively, and presentations on evidence-based programs and initiatives are being accepted from Friday, March 1 through Friday, June 7.

Interested in Attending?

Save the date! The 2019 MSI Convening is Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19. With great weather and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas is a great place to be in October. The MSI Convening is free for both presenters and attendees, but registration is required. Use the menu links to obtain information about the convening hotel and an overview of the MSI Convening schedule.

Minority Serving Institutions Designations:

  • Asian and Pacific Islander-Serving institutions
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Predominantly Black Institutions
  • Native American-Serving Non-Tribal Institutions
  • Tribal Colleges or Universities
  • Alaska Native-Serving Institutions
  • Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions

Information on these categories and a list of institutions that qualify based on enrollment data can be found on this Department of Education website.

Convening Location:

Richland College
12800 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75243

More Information

For more information or questions, contact the MSI Convening Chair, Dr. LaQueta L. Wright at Lwright@dcccd.edu or 972-238-6230 (Central Standard Time).

Funded by a grant from the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions program of the U.S. Department of Education. This program is supported in part (approximately 18.5%, or approximately $12,000) by a grant (PO31L150024) from the US Department of Education, with the remainder (approximately 81.5%, or $53,000) provided from non-federal sources.