Please click here to download a PDF copy of the 2020 AHSIE Conference Call for Proposals Instructions

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 11:59 P.M. (PST)

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE) is requesting presentation proposals for the 12th Annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference, which will take place March 8-11, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The annual AHSIE HSI/Title V annual conference provides those who work in Hispanic Serving Institutions a unique opportunity to network and share resources with their peers who work in HSIs.
AHSIE attendees are higher education administrators, evaluators, staff, faculty and students who support the development of an evidence-base for the institutional conditions and best practices that close achievement and completion gaps for Latinx students.
We also offer Institutes designed to support those working in emerging and new HSIs, to learn how to effectively manage their Latinx educational initiatives as well as maximize grant funding opportunities to build capacity at their institutions.
Over 600 participants regularly attend our annual conference.
The AHSIE conference seeks proposals that demonstrate high impact practices that promote Hispanic/Latinx student success in higher education within the Hispanic Serving Institution context.
Your proposal should be designed to fit one of the following conference tracks:
Track 1: Academic Student Support Programs
Description: Proposals that highlight the creation, data-driven evaluation and/or institutionalization of undergraduate student academic support programs such as early college, undergraduate research, invasive advising, summer bridge, tutoring, and professional skills.
Track 2: HSI Development: Moving from Emerging to Serving
Description: Proposals that help develop emerging HSIs into an equity or ‘serving’ mindset. Proposals could highlight development of staff and faculty in the context of curricular/co-curricular programming, or descriptions of collaboration and leveraging of resources across departments, institutions, and communities. Presentations should feature data-supported practical and detailed advice that will be immediately useful to new HSIs, such as how to use data to track and close equity gaps, or use of programming/training to shift institutional culture and thinking from Racially White Institutions to HSIs.
Track 3: Project Management, Institutionalization, and Data-Driven Evaluation 
Description: Proposals that highlight use of data to continuously improve programs and evaluate program effectiveness, and/or highlight the institutionalization of HSI grant-funded programs, and/or share best practices for effective management of federal grants collaborations and leveraging of funds.
Track 4: Student Mentorship & Development 
Description: Proposals geared toward student attendees that highlight peer mentorship programs, develop sense of belonging, programs that include students into institutional decision-making, and student leadership development. This track highly encourages proposals that feature student presenters and student voices.
Track 5: Teaching & Learning Excellence 
Description: Proposals that feature and describe replicable curricular innovations, course re-designs, or culturally relevant and responsive pedagogies. Preference will be given to proposals that have at least two semesters/quarters of evidence of success of these teaching & learning innovations on: student learning outcomes, course grades, social outcomes, sense of belonging or visible student engagement or learning.
Track 6: Professional Development: Skills Building for the Successful HSI Educator
Description: Proposals that focus on innovative practices or programming that help build the skills of faculty and staff at HSIs. Proposals may include tool (kit) development/implementation, methods for inter- and intra-campus data collection and evaluation, project management, culture shift, meeting facilitation and consensus building, leadership development, equity training, and/or skills to facilitate difficult conversations will be considered. Proposals with evidence of institutionalization and/or campus-wide sustainability will be given preference.
Please note: You may submit multiple proposals but due to scheduling conflicts and the large number of proposals we receive, individuals may present (as lead or co-presenter) on a maximum of TWO sessions.
High Impact Practice presentations (HIPs) will include evidence-based, high impact practices proven to be effective at HSIs. These include a formal presentation and are delivered through PowerPoint or panel sessions and allow for a 15-20 minute question and answer period. (60 minute sessions)
Community of Practice workshops (COPs) will include evidence-based, high impact practices proven to be effective at HSIs. Presentation delivery will be a workshop format with clear outcomes for participants. These workshops will engage participants through interactive activities, teamwork, and hands-on experience. Participants will leave with enough resources and tangible examples for implementation at their respective institutions. (75 minute sessions)
Sponsored Sessions - This year, AHSIE encourages individuals/organizations who provide HSI practitioners services for a fee to sponsor a session highlighting research-based practices that support Latinx student success. Please follow the link to select a track.
Please review the following information carefully before beginning your submission.
  • All proposals must be submitted via the online form. No emailed proposals will be accepted.
  • You will need to create a profile, username and password to login into the proposal submission system and to submit your proposal. Please select the New User option under the email field on the login screen.
  • Once you start your online submission, you may save and return to it at a later time.
  • We encourage you to prepare your responses in a separate text document and copy into the form fields. This will prevent against losing your work, should there be an interruption in internet connection, either via the website or your local server.
  • Please be sure to allow yourself enough time to submit prior to the deadline. The portal will automatically close and no proposals will be accepted after this time, including those that were in the process of being completed. Proposals will not be accepted past the posted deadline.
  • Pay close attention to character count and spelling/grammar. You are responsible for accuracy of your information. If accepted, this information will be published in the electronic program AS-IS.
  • Proposals with excessive errors in spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation, and those that exceed the posted character or word limit will not be accepted.
  • Up to three presenters will be allowed for sessions. If there will be co-presenters for your session, please have their contact information readily available, as you will be asked to provide this during the submission process.
  • All presenters must attend, and demonstrate that commitment by registering for the conference, in order to be included in the electronic conference program.
  • If accepted, you will be asked to provide a PDF copy of your slides and/or handouts several weeks prior to the conference. Details will be sent at a later date.
  • Submissions will be evaluated based on how well they describe the following:
    • Learning outcomes for participants
    • Evidence of success in HSI setting
    • Applicability of principles and practices in an HSI setting
    • Formatting/Spelling/Grammar
For more information, please contact Designing Events:
  1. Presentation Type
    1. Community of Practice Workshop (75 Minute Session)
    2. High Impact Practice Presentation (60 Minute Session)
  2. Please select which track best fits your presentation’s topic:
    1. Track 1: Academic Student Support Programs
    2. Track 2: HSI Development: Moving from Emerging to Serving
    3. Track 3: Project Management, Institutionalization, and Data-Driven Evaluation
    4. Track 4: Student Mentorship & Development
    5. Track 5: Teaching & Learning Excellence
    6. Track 6: Professional Development: Skills Building for the Successful HSI Educator
  3. Presentation Title (100 Character Limit)
  4. Have any of the presenters previously presented at an AHSIE Best Practices Conference?
  5. Presentation Abstract – Long Version for Review Only (2500 Character Limit)
  6. Presentation Abstract – Short Version for Marketing Purposes (1000 Character Limit)
  7. Applicability of Principles and Practices in an HSI Setting (1000 Character Limit)
  8. Learning Outcomes (1000 Character Limit)
  9. Evidence of Success (1000 Character Limit)