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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Proposals

Proposals are invited on topics addressing the myriad aspects of the first year of college based in an international setting or pertaining to work with international students. Proposals undergo blind review and are selected based on appropriateness of session topic, adherence to proposal guidelines, and overall quality of the proposal.

Second Call for Proposals is Now Open

Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2019

 

Session Types

*Please remember that all submissions should be based in an international setting or pertain to work with international students.

Current issue roundtable sessions are designed to promote open discussion around a significant or major issue or theme. Rather than making a formal presentation, session facilitators will encourage and maintain substantive dialogue with a small group of participants. These sessions should not emphasize any one program or institutional initiative, but rather give all session attendees an opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another's experiences. This session type is best for those presenters wanting to share ideas and gain information from other conference participants in an open forum. No AV is provided for these sessions as it is meant to focus on dialogue. This session type is scheduled for a 60 minute time block.

Selection Criteria

  • Importance of topic as a perennial/emerging trend or issue
  • Presenter’s demonstration of depth of knowledge
  • Relevance of topic to the first-year experience

 Submit Current Issue Roundtables Proposal »

Poster sessions allow presenters the opportunity to present research or best practice work in a visual fashion on a 4' x 8' poster board. Posters are presented during a 45 minute session when conference registrants are able to circulate the room, view the posters, and engage in informal conversations about the work represented therein. 

Selection Criteria

  • Reasonableness of interpretation and implications
  • Relevance of topic to first-year experience
  • Importance of topic as a perennial/emerging trend or issue

 Submit Poster Proposal »

These sessions are appropriate for presentations addressing and highlighting specific programs/initiatives that have been instituted, evaluated, and shown to be successful on a particular campus. Each room will have 2 accepted proposals and a discussant during a 60-minute time block. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present their topic, the discussant will provide commentary for 15 minutes, and the remaining 15 minutes will be used for group discussion. 

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of topic to the first-year experience
  • Appropriateness of initiative to institutional context
  • Quality of the assessment design
  • Implications for institutional improvement or advancement

 Submit Promising Practices Proposal »

These sessions are appropriate for presentations of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method studies on students' transition, learning, development, performance, retention, and other issues relevant to The First-Year Experience. Each room will have 2 accepted proposals and a discussant during a 60-minute time block. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present their topic, the discussant will provide commentary for 15 minutes, and the remaining 15 minutes will be used for group discussion. 

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of topic to the first-year experience
  • Potential contribution of the research findings
  • Soundness of study design and analysis
  • Reasonableness of interpretation and implications

 Submit Research Paper Proposal »

 


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