Call for Proposals

CUMU is dedicated to its member institutions and to the creation and dissemination of knowledge on the issues that face our urban and metropolitan campuses and the communities we serve. As those issues grow, so does the complexity of community and campus-wide engagement. However, it is us—the nation’s urban and metropolitan institutions—that will find innovative solutions to our most pressing issues.

 

The Urban Advantage

Presentations at the 23rd Annual CUMU Conference should inform our common issues; address our urban and metropolitan advantages; and encourage a robust exchange of ideas and opinions.

 

Our theme this year is The Urban Advantage. As urban and metropolitan based institutions and organizations, we have a responsibility to be active anchors and stewards for our students, citizens, neighbors, and the city. Through partnerships, we are presented with opportunities every day to integrate teaching, learning, and research to address the most pressing challenges facing our collective communities.

 

To help generate ideas for presentations, we have developed the following list of challenges and opportunities that affect many of our institutions. This list is not exhaustive; it is just a starting point. We look forward to learning about your ideas and the solutions that are working on your campuses.
  • Economic inequalities and their effect on homelessness, addiction, and systemic poverty
  • Gentrification and its impact on family success
  • Smart infrastructure and development in our cities, including accessible transportation
  • PreK-16 partnerships: Urban teacher preparation, student success, and completion
  • Entrepreneurship to spur job creation, economic development, and social change
  • Anchor strategies: Local hiring, purchasing, and investment
  • Creating engaged members of our society
  • Social justice and inclusion
  • Undocumented students and support for refugees and immigrants
  • Life-cycle of partnerships: Strategies for authentic collaboration, communication, planning, and accountability
  • Innovative approaches to shared spaces and the incubation of transformative ideas and practices
  • Population health and addressing healthcare workforce shortages

These challenges and opportunities are just the beginning, we look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve. Please submit your proposal by April 21, 2017.

 

Presentation Formats and Approaches

We listened to your feedback and know you attend the CUMU Annual Conference to 'dig in' and connect on common themes. Moving forward, the CUMU Annual Conference will be comprised of multiple presentation styles and formats. Our hope is that you—thought leaders, problem solvers, educators—will have more in-depth, meaningful conversations around subjects that matter to you and your campuses.

 

What does this mean for you? You now have more options to present, network, and discuss.

What do we need from you? We need you and your campuses to commit to present, facilitate, listen and moderate.

 

Best Practices Presentation

Have you led a successful project, partnership, program, or case-study that is working at your institution? Best practices presentations should showcase your work and/or methodologies, highlight what worked, and present positive outcomes. Typically, these presentations utilize presentation tools.

 

Time Allotment: 20 minutes. Five minutes, in addition to your 20 minute presentation, will be reserved following your presentation for Q&A. Presentations will be grouped with additional, related presentations into a 90 minute session.

Participation: A maximum of two people can participate as speakers in one 20-minute best practices presentation.

Moderation: A session moderator will be assigned to the room to ensure presenters keep to their time allotment and to facilitate the Q&A

Proposal Requirements:

  • Presentation title
  • Presenter information (name, title, affiliation, email address)
  • Identification of keywords
  • Abstract (250 word limit)
  • Identification of learning outcomes for attendees
  • Some rooms are technology free. Do you require technology?

Attendee Outcome: Attendees should expect to leave with ideas that they could replicate at their institutions.

 

Lightning Sessions

Lighting presentations are quick, engaging, inspirational, and most importantly, fun. Presenters should highlight an idea, success, approach, or trend; bring to light an issue or challenge; or give a personal perspective on a topic. Lightning presentations are not intended to provide the details of your work but rather inspire attendees to seek you out to learn more.

 

Have questions about whether a lightning session is a good fit for you? Contact CUMU Headquarters to learn more and get your questions answered.

 

Time Allotment: 5 minutes.

Participation: One person per each five minute presentation. Seven presentations will be grouped into a 90 minute session. This will result in 45 minutes of presentations and 45 minutes of dedicated networking time for follow-up questions and direct interaction between presenters and session attendees.

Moderation: An experienced facilitator will provide presenters with clear guidelines and tips for making the most of their short amount of time.

Proposal Requirement:

  • Presentation title
  • Presenter information (name, title, affiliation, email address)
  • Identification of keywords
  • Abstract (250 word limit)

Sample Presentation Titles:

  • How ABC University is leveraging football game-days to open the doors to new community partners.
  • A big left turn in my career trajectory based on one meeting with a local school principal.

Attendee Outcome: Attendees should be inspired to learn more.

 

Panel Presentation

Panel presentations are question and answer sessions with a panel of individuals focused on a specific topic. Panel presentations are not a collection of individual presentations, but a dialogue. A panel should avoid creating a showcase of something you are doing well, but rather a panel should include diverse view points and perspectives and ideally include community partners.

 

Time Allotment: 90 minute session.

Participation: A panel presentation is a great way to focus on one metropolitan area. It could also be a good opportunity to bring together individuals from different universities or different parts of the country. A maximum of 5 people can participate in a panel presentation.

Moderation: A panel moderator will be included as part of the panel presentation team and will introduce the panelists and guide the dialogue to ensure the discussion stays on track.

Proposal Requirement: 

  • Presentation title
  • Panel presenter participant Information (name, title, affiliation, email address)
  • Identification of keywords
  • Abstract (250 word limit)
  • Identification of learning outcomes for attendees
  • What do you need to make your session successful (room set-up, technology, etc.)?

Attendee Outcome: Attendees should expect to gain insight and hear alternative perspectives on a topic.

 

Mini Workshop

Have you experienced success in the implementation of new processes, infrastructure, or policy approaches related to addressing a challenge or issue in your community or institution? Mini Workshops should be focused; inform on their topic; and engage attendees around a question or task. Presenters could create an interactive component where attendees may work individually or in small groups. At its core, these are how-to sessions.

 

Time Allotment: 45 minutes. Depending on the schedule mini workshops may be paired with another mini workshop into a 90 minute session.

Participation: A maximum of three people can participate as speakers in one 45-minute mini-workshop presentation.

Moderation: None

Proposal Requirement:

  • Presentation title
  • Presenter information (name, title, affiliation, email address)
  • Identification of keywords
  • Abstract (250 word limit)
  • Identification of learning outcomes for attendees   
  • Workshop instructional method to demonstrate interactivity  
  • What do you need to make your session successful (room set-up, technology, etc.)?
  • Ideal audience size to make your session successful?   
  • If we are able to accommodate, would you prefer a 90 minutes?

Attendee Outcome: Attendees should expect to leave with actionable next steps. Presenters should provide attendees with supplementary materials or information for gathering those materials online.

 

Community Conversations

What keeps you up at night? These think tank style sessions are designed to provide a platform for dialogue among attendees on hot topics and issues facing our campuses and communities. Community conversations are not about sharing or defining solutions; they are conversations that should define problems, ideas, or practices that you have given thought to. The presenter in this session serves more as a facilitator than a presenter. The facilitator (presenter) will design a session that creates a thought-provoking and interactive experience for attendees.

 

Time Allotment: 90 minute session

Participation: No more than two facilitators (presenter) per session

Moderation: A facilitator (presenter) will introduce the issue or question by providing background information and then facilitate an interactive experience/exercise for attendees.

Proposal Requirement:

  • Presentation title
  • Facilitator information (name, title, affiliation, email address)
  • Identification of keywords
  • Abstract (250 word limit)
  • Description of how the session will be designed (needs to specifically describe approach/exercises/activities)
  • What do you need to make your session successful (room set-up, technology, etc.)?
  • Ideal audience size to make your session successful?

Attendee Outcome: Attendees should leave the session with new perspectives and an interest in further exploring the topic discussed.

 

Poster Sessions

A poster session is the presentation of information illustrated using a 2’ x 3’ poster board. This is a great opportunity to gain significant attention for your work in a more social atmosphere. Poster displays will be available for viewing during a joint reception and poster session open to all attendees. Poster sessions operate under a "free-flowing” format as attendees will typically come-and-go. The 2016 poster session had a packed crowd of over 200 attendees and we expect the same in 2017.

 

Time Allotment: Poster session will be 90 minutes in total.

Participation: No more than two presenters per poster.

Moderation: None

Proposal Requirement:

  • Presentation title
  • Presenter information (name, title, affiliation, email address)
  • Identification of keywords
  • Abstract (250 word limit)  

Attendee Outcome: Attendees should expect to leave with new ideas and approaches to issues and opportunities relevant to urban and metropolitan universities and the cities in which they reside and serve.

 

 

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