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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The BBCB committee invites presentations and panel discussions for the 11th Annual Black, Brown and College Bound Summit. The presentation and panel discussions of 75 minutes should focus on the theme of: Pathways to Success: The Next Decade for Black and Latino Males in Higher Education. The goal of the summit is to produce substantive work upon which educators, students, and community leaders can act as change agents for developing successful strategies in educational access, equity, persistence and graduating African American and Latino males. The Summit offers various thematic tracks presented in multiple concurrent workshops and plenary sessions to provide information concerning this targeted student group.

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: 10/31/16
  • For more information about proposals kindly click here
  • For proposal submission issues, contact SummitRegistration@hccfl.edu
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Summit Tracks * (please choose one)
Track 1: Career Pathways: There is renewed encouragement for future generations of workers to explore innovative career pathways such as entrepreneurship, STEM fields, and new technologies while more traditional career fields should be reconsidered from a high-skill, high-wage perspective with an emphasis on obtaining skills. According to the Department of Labor, “Our Nation’s future is dependent upon an educated, skilled workforce. Improving the skills, knowledge, and credentials of American workers is critical to economic stability, growth, and global competitiveness” (Career pathways toolkit: A guide for system development, 2013). The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has noted that about 36 million U.S. adults have low skills, and more than half of them are black or Hispanic, meaning low skills are at least three times more common among blacks and Hispanics than whites. The same research also indicates greater risk of economic disadvantage, a higher likelihood of unemployment, and poor health. Emerging career pathways require a new approach to career decision, preparation, and planning. This track focuses on methods that encourage Black and Latino males to explore STEM career options, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and rethink traditional career fields by looking behind the scenes to find high-skill opportunities.
Track 2: Innovative Programs: This track will examine institutions and organizations that have created successful programs that explore major issues and challenges relating to institutional access, persistence, retention, and graduation. These institutions have developed effective programming designed to assist, empower, and motivate Black and Latino male students to increase and achieve academic success. This track is designed for researchers to present data and results from successful programs; included should be strategies for measuring and increasing institutional readiness and capacity as well as for effectively engaging minority males into the climate of the campus. Participants will acquire strategies and tools to engage students to continue and complete their academic advancement
Track 3: The Sociopolitical Impact on Media Portrayals: According to The Critical Media Project, “media creates meaning about race and ethnicity, and plays an important role in shaping the way we understand race and ethnicity as part of our identity, our history, our social institutions, and our everyday lives” (2016). A Pew Report stated, “Where ethnic minorities used to see their physical neighborhood as the primary way they connect to their culture and heritage, now it’s through social media” (2016). This track will address the power of media with regard to perception, self-image, and psychological impact. Participants will understand how people form ideas about each other from sociocultural and sociopolitical perspectives and learn to use mass and social media in ways that benefit the individual, community, and general society.
Evaluation Criteria:
  • Relevance of the presentation to the conference theme and selected track.
  • Content that is current and practical, cutting edge or innovative as it relates to the theme of the conference.
  • Programs and initiatives that demonstrate measurable impact and results in the field.
  • Present exemplary programs or best practices that can be adopted or adapted by others.
  • Objectives, which describe what participants will be able to do upon completion of the session, must be included.
  • Clarity of objectives and intended outcomes of the session.
  • Expertise of the presenters in the field.
Presentation Title* (100 characters max)
Proposal Abstract * (If selected, this abstract will appear in the conference program - 100 characters or less)
Objectives *
Outline *
Presentation Style * (please choose one)
 Lecture/Report
 Hands-on Activities
 Interactive
Session Format *
Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions - A concurrent session offers the opportunity to present on a topic or program and discuss its relevance and applicability to colleagues and/or students. The goal is to provide attendees with information and tools to improve their programs. Attendees expect high quality presentations that can apply to their own work and be used to increase their effectiveness. Each session will last 75 minutes and we ask presenters to reserve at least 10 to 15 minutes at the end of the session for audience questions.

Equipment Request *: (Please indicate additional needs)

Flip Chart, Marker & Easel

Laptop

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You must provide any additional equipment. All presenters are responsible for duplication of handouts for summit participants.
 
Please contact the Proposal Review Committee at SummitRegistration@hccfl.edu if we can be of service. Thank you!