ANSWER THE CFP for HBCUstory Symposium 2014 | October 24+25 in Washington, D.C.

full name / name of organization: 
HBCUstory, Inc.

Theme | Where Do HBCUs Go From Here? Strategic Partnerships + Sustainable Futures

In partnership with the Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU), HBCUstory, Inc. proudly presents the 2014 HBCUSTORY SYMPOSIUM in Washington, D.C. on October 24-25, 2014. The two-day research and cultural symposium is first of its kind for the nation's 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A national convening of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) researchers, presidents, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, the symposium has a two-part focus:
Theoretical, offering academicians and advanced students opportunities to share their current work on HBCUs.
Practical, offering practitioners opportunities to shed light on the most successful programs and best-practices currently underway at HBCUs around the nation.

Call for Papers, Organized Sessions and Panel Guidelines
June 15, 2014 is the deadline for abstracts and sessions.
The two-day symposium's registration cost of $100 includes lunch.
An early-bird registration rate of $75 is available for a limited time.

Registration is available online at:

The 2014 HBCUstory Symposium Planning Committee invites proposals that meet one or both of the following criteria:

● The presentation is related to a preeminent HBCU figure (alumnus, alumna, administrator, faculty member, etc.) or to a single, group and/or all HBCUs from their founding to today. Presentations may address a variety of topics including history, information science; STEM; fundraising and development; partnerships and mergers, student persistence and retention; diversity and inclusion (LBGTQ, women studies); as well as athletics and wellness. Possible topics may be historical, investigative or scientific in nature.

● The presentation is related to a highly successful program, initiative or practice currently underway at a single, group and or all HBCUs.

Presentations relating to HBCU partnerships are especially welcomed. Presenters are not required to have an HBCU affiliation. The committee accepts proposals for single papers but encourages session proposals that include two or three papers.

Single paper proposals and organized sessions must include:
Paper Title
Abstract (200 word limit)
HBCU + Nature of HBCU Affiliation (if applicable)
Submitted by (list name, institution, title, mailing address, email)

The Committee accepts proposals for panels of three persons which must include:
Panel Title
Suggested Panel Chair
Brief Panel Description (250 word limit)
List of Panelists (list name, institution, title, email)
HBCU, Nature of HBCU Affiliation (if applicable)
Submitted by (list name, institution, title, mailing address, email)

Early-bird registration is strongly encouraged for favorable consideration. Please make all submissions and/or inquires to the HBCUstory Symposium 2014 Convenor Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. via email at cadegregory-at-hbcustory-dot-com.