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Health Communities Healthy Colleges Call for Proposals

MCCA is soliciting presentations for the 2024 Student Success Summit from community college practitioners across Michigan. Please scroll down for more information about proposal submission.

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2024 Summit Theme and Focus Areas

The 2024 summit will feature up to 18 breakout sessions focused on how colleges are holding courageous conversations, examining disaggregated data, as well as taking action and seeing results while maximizing equitable outcomes for students.

Focus areas include:

All session will be scheduled for 75 minutes.

Session Formats

Traditional Breakout
Traditional breakout sessions will highlight specifics related to talk, data, action, or results to improve outcomes at one or more community colleges. This session type should feature active learning activities to reinforce the session learning outcomes for participants.
Panel Presentation
Proposals using a panel format will include a panel moderator and at least 3 panelists from more than one community college.  Panel sessions will be organized around a specific focus area and encourage panelists to share perspectives on the topic from various perspectives. The session agenda should include ample time for Q and A from attendees.
Developing a Successful Proposal

Proposals will be evaluated based on their fit with the conference theme and selected focus area.  The potential interest in the topic and the quality of the proposal will be the primary factors in selecting successful proposals, but MCCA will also work to include sessions from as many colleges as possible.  Multi-college presentations are strongly encouraged.

Online Proposal Submission Requirements

The online proposal submission form requires the following information:

  1. Presentation Title
  2. A 75-word description for use in the conference program
  3. Session Format
  4. Primary Presenter (name, title, institution, email, link to bio)
  5. All Other Presenters (name, title, institution, link to bio)
  6. 2-3 learning outcomes for the session
  7. An explanation (in 300 words or less) of how the session will provide practical examples to improve student outcomes, evidence that supports the program or practice (if applicable), and active learning strategies that you will use to ensure that participants can apply the learning outcomes to their own work.  

Note: Presenters will be expected to bring their own laptop, clicker and hdmi connection cable. Please be prepared to indicate if you will need sound for your presentation.


June 7, 2024: Call for proposals available at link above
July 19, 2024: Proposals due through online submission form
August 9, 2024: Presenter(s) for accepted proposals notified
August 16, 2024: Presenter(s) accept invitation to present
September 26-27, 2024: Student Success Summit

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