Five Fast Tips for Enhancing Your Conference Proposal

May 2021

 

The CSU Student Success Network is a few weeks away from our June 4 deadline for conference proposals and we’ve received some exciting submissions so far! For those of you who are still working on your submission, here are five fast tips to enhance your proposal:
 
  • Make a strong connection to the conference theme. This conference is an opportunity to craft a collective vision for equity in the CSU. How does your presentation topic contribute to or advance a vision?
  • Highlight the impact of your work on the advancement of equity on your campus. What are the results of your work? How did your work improve equity and what evidence do you have to demonstrate that? If the impact has not yet been measured, how can you tell that it is working?
  • Don’t be afraid to address what didn’t work! There is pedagogical value in sharing the mistakes and failures along with our successes. Give us the full picture!
  • Choose the format that best suits your presentation. 30-minute demonstrations showcase a process or tool, describing its implementation, its basic functions, and the results. No more than two or three presenters are required. 60-minute panels are designed for lengthier conversations, such as sharing research, bringing together multiple voices and perspectives, or explaining the creation and implementation of a new program, and may involve up to five or six presenters.
  • Be clear about how you are including student voice. We highly encourage you to include students as presenters, but if that is not possible, consider audio or video recordings or direct quotes from students. Your proposal should contain a clear plan for how you anticipate highlighting student voice.
If you have any questions about the conference theme or submission process, please don’t hesitate to contact Conference Director Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez at lmercadolopez@csufresno.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

The CSU Student Success Network is facilitated by the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) at Sacramento State University. For more information, email studentsuccessnetwork@edinsightscenter.org. or visit the EdInsights and Sacramento State websites.

Student Success
Network Calendar

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

10:00am
USC Race & Equity Center’s Equity Now! Series

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

10:00am
USC Race & Equity Center’s Equity Now! Series

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

10:00am
USC Race & Equity Center’s Equity Now! Series

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1

10:00am
USC Race & Equity Center’s Equity Now! Series

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

10:00am
Annual CSU Student Success Network Conference

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

10:00am
Annual CSU Student Success Network Conference

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

12:30pm
Virtual Middle Leadership Academy

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

12:30pm
Virtual Middle Leadership Academy

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

12:30pm
Virtual Middle Leadership Academy

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