Conference sessions are intended to create opportunities for deep discussion and skill-building related to the professional development of women and to inform attendees on current higher education issues and trends. Practice-based proposals are especially encouraged. Suggested concurrent session topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Access and Equity for Women in Higher Education
Moving from Faculty to Administrative Roles
Staff Advancement into Leadership Roles
Women in STEM and Other Under-Represented Fields
Mentoring, Sponsoring and Uplifting Women
Women of Color and Higher Education Leadership
Best Practices in Administration (entry, mid & senior level)
Characteristics and Contributions of Feminist Leadership
Mapping Career Paths
Ethics and Civility
Possible Concurrent Session Types:
Presentation (75 minutes): This format is a presentation of research, practices, topics, or programs presented by an individual or group in a traditional lecture format. Up to three individuals can submit together for a panel presentation.
Workshop (75 minutes): The workshop is an activity-based session in which an individual or group provides context and depth on the subject and then facilitates a discussion or experiential learning activity with attendees.
Note: Presenters are encouraged to leave time for Q&A near the close of their sessions. Tips for crafting a successful proposal can be found on the ONLINE PROPOSAL FORM. To review last year’s conference program, click HERE.
Concurrent Session Proposal Requirements and Submission Information:
All proposals must be submitted by Friday, July 7, 2017, via the ONLINE PROPOSAL FORM. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Presenters will be notified on or before September 1, 2017, of proposal acceptance. Accepted presenters will be asked to provide a professional headshot and short biography for inclusion in the conference program.