Conference
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Tentative Schedule
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Proposal Deadline
October July 16, 2014

Proposal Information

Paul P. Fidler's
Research Grant
Questions
If you have any questions about the content or organization of this event, contact Nina L. Glisson at (803) 777-8158 or ninal@mailbox.sc.edu. Information about this Conference and other events sponsored by the Center can be found at www.sc.edu/fye.

 

Proposal Information

The National Resource Center welcomes online proposal submissions for concurrent session, roundtable discussion, poster session, and exhibitor presentation proposals on topics addressing student transitions.

Proposal Deadline: July 16, 2014

Selection criteria regarding acceptance for presentation for each session type are listed on the proposal submission website.

For more information on session types and submitting an online proposal, visit our website at www.sc.edu/fye/events/sit/proposal.html. The prfposal form can be faxed upon request. If you have any questions, contact Nina L. Glisson at ninal@mailbox.sc.edu or call (803) 777-8158.

  • First-year assessment strategies
  • Student accountability
  • First-year seminars
  • Learning communities
  • Definitions and explorations of the academic experience
  • Peer educator programs
  • The millennial student
  • The growing cultural diversity in higher education
  • Critical thinking
  • Teaching strategies
  • Student engagement
  • Collaborative practices/partnerships
  • Service-learning
  • Intake, induction, and orientation programs
  • Faculty development
  • Study abroad programs
  • Academic and career advising programs
  • Student support programs
  • Academic integrity
  • Student learning and development
  • Senior-Year Experience
  • Transfer Students
  • Sophomore Student Success
Proposal Deadline

The proposal deadline is July 16, 2014. Since the conference program must be finalized and presenters notified in time to provide preconference coordination, you are strongly encouraged to submit proposals as soon as possible.

Registration for Conference Presenters

Due to budgetary restrictions, it is not possible to offer an honorarium or to waive registration fees for program presenters. All program chairs and additional presenters will be expected to register and pay appropriate conference registration fees. Presenters not registered by the registration deadline will have their presentation removed from the conference program.

Session Types
  • Concurrent Sessions
    These 60-minute sessions allow for 30-45 minutes of formal presentation and 15-30 minutes of discussion. This session type is best for those wishing to make formal presentations with questions and interaction. There are three types of concurrent sessions:

    • Research - These sessions are appropriate for presentations of quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method studies on first-year students' transition, learning, development, performance, retention, and other relevant issues.

      Selection Criteria:

    • Appropriateness & consistency with the conference topic
    • Appropriateness to session type
    • Relevance of topic to student transitions
    • Originality of the work
    • Soundness of study design and analysis
    • Reasonableness of interpretation and implications
    • Demonstration of expertise by presenter(s)

Click Here to Submit Your Concurrent Research Session

    • Trends and Issues -These sessions are appropriate for presentations addressing emerging trends, current issues, and broad concepts.

      Selection Criteria:
    • Appropriateness & consistency with conference topic
    • Appropriateness to session type
    • Relevance of topic to student transitions
    • Implications/adaptability for practice
    • Command of literature base
    • Extent to which topic is a new/emerging trend or issue
    • Demonstration of expertise by presenter(s)

Click Here to Submit Your Concurrent Trends and Issues Session

    • Institutional Initiative - These sessions are appropriate for presentations addressing and highlighting specific programs/ initiatives that have been instituted, assessed, and shown to be successful on a particular campus.

      Selection Criteria
      :


    • Appropriateness & consistency with conference topic
    • Appropriateness to session type
    • Relevance of topic to student transitions
    • Innovation of Approach
    • Evidence of Assessment
    • Implications for institutional improvement or advancement
    • Demonstration of expertise by presenter(s)

Click Here to Submit Your Concurrent Institutional Initiative Session

Poster Sessions
These sessions allow for 90 minutes of informal interaction with a large number of conference delegates. Poster sessions are presented in the form of an exhibit and delivered primarily through the use of visual display and handout materials. The poster session host should expect to make brief remarks, share information, and answer questions about the presentation topic. Numerous poster sessions will be scheduled concurrently, and conference delegates will be free to move from one poster session to another. There are two types of poster sessions:

Poster session types:

    • Research Findings - This type of poster session is appropriate for presenting research results focused on first-year student issues.

      Selection Criteria:

    • Appropriateness & consistency with the conference topic
    • Appropriateness to session type
    • Relevance of topic to student transitions
    • Originality of the work
    • Soundness of study design and analysis
    • Reasonableness of interpretation and implications
    • Demonstration of expertise by presenter(s)

Click Here to Submit Your Poster Research Findings Session

  • Assessed Programmatic Approaches - This type of poster session is appropriate for a presentation on a specific programmatic approach at a single institution.

    Selection Criteria

  • Appropriateness & consistency with conference topic
  • Appropriateness to session type
  • Relevance of topic to student transitions
  • Evidence of Assessment
  • Implications for institutional improvement or advancement
  • Innovation of Approach
  • Demonstration of expertise by presenter(s)

Click Here to Submit Your Poster Assessed Programmatic Approaches Session

Roundtable Discussions
These 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 discussion. Roundtable discussions 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.

Selection Criteria:

  • Appropriateness & consistency with conference topic
  • Appropriateness to session type
  • Relevance of topic to student transitions
  • Creativity of Approach
  • Demonstration of expertise by presenter(s)

Click Here to Submit Your Roundtable Discussions Session

Exhibitor Presentations
These sessions provide vendors the opportunity to network with conference participants in a formal setting providing information on publications, products, or services. Presentations are scheduled in a 60-minute time slot during the conference.

Exhibitor Presentation Types:

Selection Criteria:

  • Appropriateness & consistency with conference topic
  • Appropriateness to session type
  • Relevance of topic to student transitions
  • Creativity of Approach
  • Demonstration of expertise by presenter(s)
  • Commercial (for profit) - These presentations are designed for those companies or organizations that are interested in promoting publications, other products, or services solely on a for-profit basis.

  • Commercial (academic) - These presentations are designed for research centers or service organizations who wish to present research findings that result from the use of commercially available assessment or research instruments.

  • Non profit - These presentations are designed for those companies or organizations that are interested in promoting publications, other products, or services solely on a not-for-profit basis.

Click Here to Submit Your Exhibitor Presentations Session


Selection criteria regarding acceptance for presentation for each session type are listed on the proposal submission website.

Examples of Good Proposals

Concurrent Sessions

Poster Sessions

Roundtable Discussion

Exhibitor Presentation