Conference
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Our Invitation to You
Conference Theme Tracks
  • Sophomore Issues
  • The Transfer Student Experience
  • The Senior Year
  • The First Year
Tentative Schedule
Travel Information
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 invites online proposal submissions. Concurrent session, facilitated discussion, poster session, and exhibitor presentation proposals are invited on topics addressing a range of student transitions within and across higher education sectors.

Presenter Registration

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. For more information on session types, submitting an online proposal, and selection criteria regarding acceptance, visit our website at http://sc.edu/fye/sit/proposal.html. If you have any questions, contact the Conference and Continuing Education staff at fyeconf@mailbox.sc.edu.

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 students' transition, learning, development, performance, retention, and other relevant issues.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevance of topic to the students in transitions
  • Potential contribution of the research findings
  • Soundness of study design and analysis
  • Reasonableness of interpretation and implications

Click Here to Submit Your Concurrent Research Proposal

Assessed 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:

  • Relevance of topic to the students in transitions
  • Appropriateness of initiative to institutional context
  • Quality of the assessment design
  • Implications for institutional improvement or advancement

Click Here to Submit Your Concurrent Assessed Institutional Initiative Proposal

Trends and Issues - These sessions are appropriate for presentations addressing emerging trends and current issues. For example: college completion, characteristics and needs of underrepresented student populations, special serving institutions, campus civility, global citizenship, teaching and learning, etc.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevance of topic to the students in transitions
  • Command of literature base
  • Importance of topic as a perennial/emerging trend or issue
  • Implications/adaptability for practice

Click Here to Submit Your Concurrent Trends and Issues Proposal

Vendor 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.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevance of topic to student transitions
  • Implications/adaptability for practice

Click Here to Submit Your Vendor Presentations Proposal

Poster Sessions

These sessions allow for 60 minutes of informal interaction 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:

Assessed Programmatic Approaches - These sessions are appropriate for presentations addressing and highlighting specific programs/ initiatives that have been instituted, assessed, and shown to be successful at a single institution.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevance of topic to the students in transitions
  • Appropriateness of initiative to institutional context
  • Quality of the assessment design
  • Implications for institutional improvement or advancement

Click Here to Submit Your Poster Assessed Programmatic Approaches Proposal

Research Findings - This type of poster session is appropriate for presenting research results focused on students in transition.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevance of topic to the students in transitions
  • Potential contribution of the research findings
  • Soundness of study design and analysis
  • Reasonableness of interpretation and implications

Click Here to Submit Your Poster Research Findings Proposal

Facilitated 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 among participants. Facilitated 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:

  • Relevance of topic to students in transition
  • Appropriateness and potential value of learning outcomes

Click Here to Submit Your Facilitated Discussions Proposal