Call for Proposals: Opening Week 2017 Concurrent Sessions

As the quarter comes to a close, we are already ramping up for an exciting new beginning in September, and planning for Opening Week is well under way!

The tradition of making Opening Week an opportunity for us to learn from each other will continue, with three concurrent session opportunities. Several sessions will be offered on developments in Communications and Marketing, including ongoing work on college identity, changes in website architecture, and new web page templates.

You are invited to submit a proposal that focuses on increasing student retention, such as employing high-engagement techniques, ensuring a sense of belonging for students, applying the concept of growth mindset to your interactions with students, or strengthening connections to students. Feel free to share recent changes you have made to your practices, including lessons learned, or your tried-and-true “go-to” methods.

You can present individually or as a group in any format (presentation, discussion, round table);  in fact, the session may be an opportunity to employ high engagement techniques! Only a limited number of sessions will be held this year, so please provide your brief description by June 30. Those individuals selected to present will be notified by August 1.

Please submit a proposal (not more than a paragraph) for your concurrent session presentation by responding to the following survey:

The tentative schedule for concurrent sessions is:

• Monday, September 25th:  8:30am – 10:00am
• Monday, September 25th:  10:30am – 12pm
• Tuesday, September 26th:  1pm – 2:30pm

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Bayta Maring (, 206-546-6949).

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