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Call For Proposals: National Access, Diversity, and Excellence Summit

The APLU Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE), the APLU Office for Access and Success, and Florida International University are seeking proposals for the National Access, Diversity and Excellence (NADE) Summit being held July 30 to August 1, 2015 in Miami. The deadline for proposals has been extended until June 22.

The purpose of the NADE Summit is to build a network of institutions that are committed to implementing an action-oriented agenda to improve student outcomes by convening university presidents, provosts, chief diversity officers, student affairs professionals, and enrollment managers to develop and share campus-based strategies for:

  • Improving student access and outcomes for all students with an emphasis on low-income, first-generation and underserved students;
  • Supporting access to and success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines for all students;
  • Increasing the diversity of the K-12 teaching workforce in the United States and preparing all teachers to successfully work with diverse students;
  • Enhancing the recruitment and retention of a diverse and qualified professoriate at public four-year institutions.

The idea for the summit grew out of CADE’s desire to provide higher education leaders and stakeholders from across the country with a platform to work collaboratively on issues that affect student success. CADE serves as a national action forum for addressing relevant diversity and social change issues impacting learning, discovery, and engagement at public colleges and universities. The commission is committed to expanding college opportunity and believes a regional network of colleges and universities can help to advance this plan through its membership.

Summit organizers are seeking proposals for sessions that address the following areas:

  • Recruitment
  • Academic Support and Retention Strategies
  • Advising Systems
  • Approaches to Addressing Developmental Education
  • Financial Aid Strategies
  • Advancement and Fundraising Strategies
  • Undergraduate Research/ Study Abroad
  • Academic Preparation/ K-12 Partnerships
  • Graduation Initiatives
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Student Leadership, Development and Service
  • Faculty Leadership, Pedagogy and Change
  • Student Affairs
  • Athletics

Click here to submit your proposal

Click here to register for the summit

  • Access & Diversity
  • Commission on Access, Diversity, & Excellence
  • Council of 1890 Universities

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