Call for presentation proposals now open

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Department of Education are seeking proposals for the 2017 Student Success Summit, which will be held July 26 and 27 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV.

The Student Success Summit is a collaborative event focusing on creating seamless and supportive, lifelong, learning systems for our state’s students. Keynote presentations will help participants develop ways to work with other stakeholders to encourage student success.

To submit a proposal to present, complete the form available at this link. Proposals are due by February 20, 2017. This year’s conference theme is “Navigating Success:  Setting a Course for Student Achievement.”

Each of the 54, one-hour Summit breakout sessions will be chosen based upon its demonstration of this theme.  Sessions should focus on what actions are being taken and can be replicated to ensure student success at all levels of education and training.  Questions to consider include:  What are some of the practical solutions being used across the state to address our students’, communities’, institutions’, and workforce needs?

How are schools and institutions of higher education implementing promising reform and collaborating within their own institutions, across the pipeline, and with potential employers to provide student support, develop best practices, and meet district, state, and federal mandates? What does the course for student achievement look like? What barriers must we overcome to allow for student success and achievement?

Those selected to present will be required to fund their own transportation, lodging, and parking. Presenters are strongly encouraged to attend the entire conference. Only those individuals (not associated with for-profit vendors) who submit the proposal form before February 20, 2017 will be considered. It is likely that not all submissions will be selected. Only sessions that highlight effective practices, present actionable resources, and provide an active-learner structure to enable participants to apply concepts to their own practices will be considered.  Collaborative presentations are highly encouraged.  Presentation selection will be announced by mid-March.  

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