Request for Proposal

Announcing the 2012
Student Services & Information Technology Innovations & Best Practices

Proposals due by May 25, 2012

The first annual SSIT Conference will be held June 28-29, 2012, in Walla Walla, Washington at Walla Walla Community College, in collaboration with and supported by a College Spark Foundation. Join us for an inspiring conference full of new, innovative, and cutting edge practices in student retention, completion and transfer initiatives.

Please consider submitting a proposal for presentation. We will accept proposals from April 25, 2012 – May 25, 2012. While we do not require that proposals contain the presentation title, we do hope you use your imagination when coming up with possible session topics. Some general ideas we are looking for are:

  • Interesting and innovative retention programs
  • Innovative student services professional development and training programs
  • Cutting edge technology programming in the student services field
  • Working with IT to streamline processes
  • Integration of Career and Academic Advising
  • Using Technology to enhance transfer success
  • Data driven practices and programming

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Criteria for selection of paper/presentation: Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to current issues in Student Success and Technology Innovation, appeal to conference participants, creativity, ingenuity,  and applicability for participants after the conference. We are seeking a wide range of presentation topics from a variety of IT & Student Services professionals in our state.

Proposals should include
your presentation title, learning objectives, and desired format (i.e. topic discussion, panel, etc.). Titles do not need to incorporate the conference theme. Please include a brief abstract describing your presentation, an outline of presentation, the desired learning objectives, and any other information that will assist the reviewers in assessing your proposal. Abstracts will be included in the conference program and on the conference website. Please limit abstracts to 125 words. 

All concurrent sessions will be 60 minutes long. Presenters will be notified via email by the end of May, 2012.