The 2012 NASPA – ACPA Conference theme is Sustainable Strategies for Student Success. As you prepare your presentation proposal, think about how it could relate to the conference theme and one or more of the functional areas within the student affairs environment. This includes, but is not limited to, presentations related to; student housing & residence life, orientation programs, admissions & recruitment, student life & activities, student governance, counseling & wellness, athletics & recreation, student conduct, multi-cultural issues, student affairs administration, service learning, alumni affairs, sustainability issues, and staff development.
Selected Programs The session titles, presenter(s) names, and a summary of topics. Assigning the time slot and rooms will take place at a later stage.
Proposals must reflect issues relevant to the field of student and academic affairs. For presentations reporting research activities, research must be completed at the time of submission.
Presenters are limited to two proposal submissions annually.
One presenter should be designated as the primary contact person. All correspondence pertaining to proposal submission will be sent to the primary contact person. Presenters’ information will be listed in the conference program as submitted within the online proposal. All presentations have a limit of two presenters, with the exception of panels which may have up to three panel members and one facilitator.
Each presentation proposal must be written in narrative form. The proposal must be a maximum of 500 words. Information presented should be relevant to attendees from institutions of varying sizes, cultural composition and geographic location. Submissions from outside the region are encouraged and welcomed. Presenters shall not sell or promote any particular product or service at any time during the presentation.
Proposals must be submitted to the NASPA - ACPA Gulf Conference Organizing Committee through the online submission process no later than November 10th, 2011.
Presenters whose proposals are accepted must register for the NASPA – ACPA Gulf Conference. Acceptance and presentation details (day, time, location) will be confirmed by the NASPA – ACPA Organizing Committee no later than November 25th, 2011. Presenters will be expected to pay registration and other related fees associated with attending the conference. The Qatar Foundation will pay the registration fees for up to 3 presenters if financial assistance is requested. All presenters will be expected to provide an electronic copy of their presentation which will be posted on the conference website for participants to view at the conclusion of the conference.
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