13th annual Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence
Friday, May 9, 2014 Workshops
Thank you for your interest in proposing a workshop for the 2014 Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence!
2014 theme: Diversity and inclusion in higher education: 150 years of learning, growth, and hope
Deadline for proposal submissions is 8am, Monday, March 10, 2014. (Submission site will remain active while we accept and review late proposals as time and space permit.)
We are seeking workshops that will engage a wide range of audiences and issues, all in relation to the Summit’s theme (above), and each contributing to participant knowledge and skills for Inclusive Excellence. To help you prepare your proposal, please review the information below before clicking to the online submission form below.
If you have questions about the workshop proposal form or process, or the Summit overall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider the following as you prepare your proposal:
- Need for clear learning objectives and your topic’s Relevance to Summit theme. You will be asked to explain how your proposed session has both.
- Length. There will be one morning and two afternoon sessions, 75 minutes each. We may be able to offer a very small number of double-length mini-institutes (covering both afternoon sessions) for exceptional topics/proposals.
- Presenters. To model collaboration and to increase impact, we encourage having at least two presenters for each session, especially pairs/teams from different disciplines or operational areas, a mix of students and employees, etc.
- Interactivity: Wherever possible, we encourage presenters to actively engage participants in creating their own learning, versus being passive observers of media, speakers, etc. Beyond including question and answer time at the end, how can you involve the participants?
- Universal design. We encourage all workshops to be proactive in including a diversity of learning styles, mobility and visual abilities, etc. See www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl
- Audience. You’ll be asked to indicate what level of prior knowledge/experience your session presumes of participants, and what university roles (student, instructor, etc) would benefit most from your session.
- Substantial focus. New this year,we will “tag” each session (on schedule and in program) with up to three descriptors from the list below, that let potential participants know more about its topic and approach. On which, if any, will your session substantially focus?
- Best/promising practices: Developing and/or sharing useful how-to’s that participants can apply in their own settings.
- Creative: Sharing the process, presentation and impact of performing, studio, digital and other creative activities.
- Leadership/management: Motivating and empowering others around inclusiveness.
- Research: Sharing findings and implications from research projects.
- Specific population(s): Experiences of and issues facing specific segments of the campus community. (Be sure to specify in your description and abstract above.)
- Teaching & curriculum: Designing content and leading learning.
NOTE: We will be evaluating each session in keeping with its intended objectives, experience level and topical tags.
You will be asked to provide the following information about your proposal, which we suggest having ready to copy and paste into the application as you will not be able to save or return to incomplete submissions:
- Primary contact name and information
- Session title, relevance to Summit theme
- 3 session outcomes (what participants will gain)
- session description (for selection committee; 250word max)
- session abstract (for publication; 150words max)
- experience level
- topic tags
- intended audience
- media & room needs
- presenter names, titles, email address, phone numbers and brief bios
Once you have worked through these considerations with co-presenters, please complete the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM by 8am, Monday, March 10th 2014.
Please contact email@example.com with questions.