Conferences and Continuing Education
National Conference on Foster Alumni and Other Traditionally Hidden College Populations

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the National Conference on Foster Alumni and Other Traditionally Hidden College Populations to be held February 20, 2020 to February 21, 2020. Please fill in all of the required fields and submit your proposal using the "Submit" button below. For RFP or other conference-related questions, please email Dr. Lisa Will, Conference Coordinator, at risforthursday@okstate.edu.

Instructions: Please complete the following fields with your information. Limitations in the design of the proposal system forced the use of specific words, such as Program Chair and Session Topic in the left column. All uses of Program Chair are referring to you, the proposer (just mark “yes” on the first Program Chair question). Session Topic is referring to the types of methodologies/approaches with which you feel comfortable. Session Title refers to your area or topic of research interest. Be sure you press Submit Proposal once you have completed all of the fields. Questions? Email risforthursday@okstate.edu.

Make Note: In the event this proposal is accepted, the information that will be printed in the conference program is drawn directly from this database.  With that in mind, please ensure you have entered all information correctly - the way it should appear in print. (name/title/institution/additional presenter info)

Proposals for Presentation

The conference seeks to bring together diverse researchers and practitioners, particularly in higher education and social work (but inclusive of other fields). Advanced PhD students are welcome if they have completed all research coursework and have written support from their Chairs/Advisors.

Individuals may propose their current, original empirical research to present at the conference. Research must be completed by the date of the conference but may be pre- or post-publication/acceptance. All presenters must provide a 1000 word summary of their research with a focus on practitioner implications (i.e., research to practice) to be distributed at the conference. Submitting a presentation proposal requires individuals to affirm: (1) all authors listed on the proposal have agreed to the submission; (2) if accepted, at least one author will attend the conference and has submitted a proposal for sitting on a research team; and (3) permission is provided for submitted research summary to be published in electronic and/or print formats following the conference. Due to the structure of this conference, all presenters must have also completed the process for being on a research team.

Review Process
The process of review and acceptance of proposals will be a blind peer review process.

Presentation proposals will be reviewed for the following:
• Relevance of topic, study, or inquiry to practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers
• Clarity of the written proposal and focus of inquiry
• Appropriateness of the research method(s) and/or conceptual foundation
• Robustness of analytical and/or theoretical frame
• Significance for translating research to practice and policy impacting foster alumni, or other traditionally hidden college student populations, and postsecondary education

Instructions: Please complete the following fields with your information. Limitations in the design of the proposal system forced the use of specific words, such as Program Chair and Session Topic in the left column. All uses of Program Chair are referring to you, the proposer (just mark “yes” on the first Program Chair question). Session Topic is referring to the types of methodologies/approaches with which you feel comfortable. Session Title refers to your area or topic of research interest. Be sure you press Submit Proposal once you have completed all of the fields. Questions? Email risforthursday@okstate.edu.

Proposals for Presentation
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* Include: (1) Title; (2) Abstract (75 - 100 words); (3) Summary of study design: Problem, purpose, theoretical/conceptual framework, methodology, data sources, data analysis (4) Findings (5) Implications for Practice or Policy (6) Conclusions (7) As appropriate: Tables and/or figures (not included

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* I affirm that all authors listed on the proposal have agreed to the submission. Please type "Yes" or "No"

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* If accepted, at least one author will attend the conference and has submitted a proposal for being on a research team. Please type "Yes" or "No"

300 words max  
I affirm that all authors hereby give permission for submitted research summary to be published in electronic and/or print formats following the conference. Please type "Yes" or "No"

* Please enter any additional presenters for this session. Include the name and institution as it should be printed in the conference program (if accepted).
  
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