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2018 Minority Serving Institution Convening

2018 MSI Convening

Join us for the 2018 MSI Convening

The 2018 MSI Convening will be held on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 in Dallas, Texas. Proposals will be accepted from Friday, March 2 through Friday, June 8. We hope you will join us!

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.

Convening presentations each year are intended to demonstrate data driven or data informed processes that:

  • Identify intersections of student academic success and student development.
  • Discuss promising scholarship, research and/or practices in proposals that focus on specific programs for various racial/ethnic-based student populations.
  • Introduce initiatives or methods to support minority student success in proposals on programs or promising models in student services.
  • Describe culturally-infused teaching, learning and student engagement practices in proposals on curriculum and pedagogy.

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 2 through Friday, June 8.

Interested in Attending?

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 2018 MSI Convening schedule. Registration will open in late spring.

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 2018 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 Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution program of the U.S. Department of Education. This program is supported in part (approximately 30%, or approximately $9,000) by a grant (PO31L150024) from the US Department of Education, with the remainder (approximately 70%, or $21,000) provided from non-federal sources.