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HACU 2019 : HACU's 33rd Annual Conference Call for Presentations


When Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019
Where Hilton Chicago
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2019
Notification Due Mar 22, 2019
Categories    higher education

Call For Papers

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) premier conference on Hispanic higher education is seeking workshop proposals that address the theme, "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Meeting the Challenge of Prosperity and Equality" in any of its six tracks.

Track 1: Grants and Fundraising Opportunities:

Grant and fundraising opportunities available from government, private and individual sources. Presentations on outcomes of programs implemented at colleges and universities and made possible with grant and fundraising assistance.
Topics may include:

Title V, Farm Bill, HUD, NSF, USAID, and other federal grant opportunities for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Private and corporate foundation grant opportunities

Grant applications 101: researching and writing a winning proposal

Research and statistical analysis tools for grant and fundraising solicitations

Cultivating and stewarding individual and corporate donors

Partnerships and learning opportunities for emerging HSIs

Track 2: Partnerships that Work:

Exemplary collaborative practices for student success.
Topics may include:

PreK-12 and postsecondary education: Hispanic-Serving School Districts/HACU-member institutions collaboration

Growing the Hispanic professorial pool: faculty and leadership for the future

Effective partnerships between Hispanic-Serving Institutions and emerging ones

Curriculum alignment for collegiate success

Collaborative grants and shared resources

Community college partnerships

Business/industry and education partnerships: making it work for both sides

Intra-institutional partnerships and collaboration

Track 3: Executive Leadership for Presidents, CEOs and Trustees:

Issues of special interest to university presidents/CEOs.
Topics include:

Leading Hispanic-Serving Institutions effectively & embracing the HSI identity

Demographic and workforce changes driving institutional renewal

Transparency and accountability: practices that work

Developing sustainable institutions and reducing costs

Engaging trustees as effective governance partners

Trustee's role in advancing HSI mission and advocacy

Emergency preparedness: ready for the unthinkable?

Effective engagement between President's Office and Institutional Advancement

Presidents/CEOs as corporate board of director candidates

Track 4: Championing Academic Success for Hispanic Students, Research and Practice:

Exemplary programs and strategies that embrace and foster the educational success of Hispanic students.
Topics may include:

Effective practices in the PreK-12 college pipeline

Effective STEM 2- to 4-year and beyond articulation programs

Growing our own: effective graduate student recruitment and graduation

What does it mean to serve Hispanic students?

Exemplary practices at Hispanic-Serving Institutions on teaching and learning

Current and ongoing research on Hispanic academic success and/or Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Track 5: Advocacy and Policy:

The latest developments in federal or state policy affecting higher education and advocacy work of HACU-members.
Topics may include:

Key legislation: federal or state resources for Hispanic-Serving Institutions, the DREAM Act/Immigration reform, policy proposals for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), institutional accountability proposals, the Farm Bill implementation, the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and STEM competitiveness

Hispanic-Serving School Districts in the education pipeline and in federal legislation

Innovative advocacy models: how to be effective advocates for your campus

HACU’s advocacy efforts for improved legislation and greater appropriations

Federal agency/Hispanic-Serving Institution partnerships - grants and research opportunities

State legislation and partnerships

Track 6: International Partnerships:

Successful working models and opportunities for international collaboration in higher education.
Topics may include:

The “100,000 Strong in the Americas” partnership: how is it working?

Transnational accreditation of degree programs and institutions

Efforts and issues in Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Hispanic international education

New opportunities and effective programs for international higher education

Effective governmental-HACU member partnerships

How to fund international partnerships

Successful international partnerships: exemplary experiences

Technology-related partnerships in international education

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