The 2019 Call for Proposals:

Our world, our city, and our institutions are in an era of change and within the next decade, our local and national higher education landscape will look vastly different. A combination of political, economic, demographic, and technological changes are influencing the way in which we do our work every day and while challenging, this era of change presents unique opportunities for innovation and creativity. We want to know how you, your students, and your institution is rising to the challenges facing us today. What are the ways in which you are capitalizing on change? What are the ways in which you’re preparing for change? How are you preparing your students to enter a changing workforce and economic landscape? How have you succeeded in creating change in your area?

DCCPA encourages program submissions that connect to ACPA’s Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization. DCCPA, a chapter of ACPA: College Student Educators International, boldly supports the ACPA Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization and explicitly, but not exclusively, invites program proposals that center on the experiences of marginalized peoples.  If you have questions about the strategic imperative, you are invited to review the literature and engage the board with your questions.


You may propose any of the following formats below. All breakout sessions will be 50 minutes in length. 

Facilitated Discussion Session/Roundtable: Discussion sessions are opportunities for cross-campus sharing of challenges and solutions through a mediated conversational exchange. The facilitator should actively engage participants in dialogue about the proposed topic, creating opportunities for participants to learn from collective community experience. The facilitator should be prepared with guiding conversational prompts and may also propose a short overview presentation in the beginning to set the stage for further conversation. This type of session offers a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and sharing.  Maximum of two facilitators. 

Lecture-Based Presentation: Share lessons learned, best practices, or research related to the conference theme. This traditional presentation format offers the presenter an opportunity to present in detail on an idea, project, or experience. These presentations should be thought-provoking and engaging. 

Panel Discussion or Stacked Presenters: Capitalize on the knowledge of your network by bringing together multiple individuals to discuss one topic. Gather experienced individuals to discuss a topic relevant to the conference theme in a moderated panel format, or recruit multiple presenters to present on a series of related topics. 

Poster Session: Posters offer the presenter the opportunity to share research findings, examine problems, or present issues and solutions in a casual but interactive environment. Presenters will use a poster display to provide a visual  overview of their project or topic. Presenters should prepare a few introductory remarks to engage participants. Poster display and presentation at the conference will be dependent on the number of poster proposals submitted and accepted. Maximum of two presenters. 

Submissions are due October 25, 2019.  Confirmations will be sent out on or around November 4.

Submit a proposal here.