HACU's 2013 Annual Conference Call for Presentations DEADLINE: April 19, 2013

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HACU's 2013 Annual Conference Call for Papers
DEADLINE: April 19, 2013

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its 2013 Annual Conference October 26-28 in Chicago, IL. HACU's premier national conference features sessions about the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.

HACU Conference Format
HACU's Annual Conference will feature general sessions with keynote speakers, and conference track sessions featuring individual presenters, panel discussions, and informative workshops.

Presentation slots are 75 minutes in length, including time for questions and discussion. Interactive sessions are much preferred over lecture-style presentations. A panel session is composed of two or three presentations on different aspects of a specific topic. A workshop is an interactive session composed of one to three presentations aimed to develop a particular skill or knowledge in a specific area. No more than four individuals may serve on a panel or workshop session. In some instances, the HACU review committee may suggest combining presentations similar in content into one workshop or panel.

All conference rooms will be set up to accommodate the maximum number of conference participants possible. LCD projectors, laptops and screens are available to presenters at no cost. Additional equipment, such as internet connectivity and TVs, can be available at an additional cost to presenters.

Speaker proposals will be accepted under the conference theme, Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Securing the American Dream. Download Guidelines at http://www.hacu.net/images/hacu/conf/27ac/27thAC_CFP_web.pdf.

Submit your proposal at http://www.hacu.net/Forms.asp?MODE=NEW&Forms_FormTypeID=-190

The Call for Presentations seeks proposals for workshops that address the theme in any of the following six conference tracks:

Grants and Funding Opportunities
Grant opportunities available from government and private sources. Presentations on outcomes of programs implemented at colleges and universities and made possible with grant-funded assistance.

Partnerships that Work
Collaborative partnerships that have helped overcome challenges faced by institutions and their students.

Academic Success for Hispanic Students, Research and Practice
Successful programs and strategies that are ensuring the educational success of Hispanic students.

Advocacy and Legislation
The latest developments in legislation affecting higher education and advocacy work of HACU-members.

International Partnerships
Successful working models and opportunities for international collaboration in higher education.

Executive Leadership for Presidents and CEOs
Issues of special interest to university presidents/CEOs.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must include the following:
Presentation Title (10 word limit)
Presentation Abstract (50-75 word limit) โ€“ A brief description to be included in the conference program.
Presentation Plan (50 word limit) โ€“ A brief description to be included in conference program that provides an overview of expected audience involvement. Interactive presentations are highly encouraged.
Presentation Summary (250-300 word limit) โ€“ Extended description of proposal for committee review. Proposals will be reviewed for relevance to 2012 conference theme, thoroughness and clarity, and expected learning outcomes.

More than one proposal may be submitted, but only one will be accepted per presenter.
The first presenter listed on the submission form is the lead contact and will provide all contact information for co-presenters to HACU. This individual is responsible for disseminating all correspondence from HACU to co-presenters as well as for organizing and facilitating the presentation. All presenters are required to register for the conference, but will be able to register at a discounted conference registration rate.
HACU reserves the right to edit summaries of accepted presentations for inclusion in the conference program.

Presentation proposals must be submitted online and will be accepted until April 19, 2013.
Notification of HACU workshop committee decisions will be made by June 21, 2013.