2018 Call for Programs

Important Dates

April 12 - Educational programs proposal submission process begins

April 12 - Educational programs peer reviewer application process begins

April 25 - Deadline for peer reviewer applications

May 25 - Deadline for educational program proposals at 8pm ET (5pm PT)

Early July - Notification of Selected Educational Programs

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What to include in your proposal:

Educational program proposals should include specific participant learning outcomes and be grounded in both research and theoretical frameworks, if applicable. Additionally, proposals must address how the information presented can be adapted to different types and sizes of institutions.

Need help getting started? Read How to Develop a Successful Educational Program Proposal for the AHEPPP National Conference.

Topics should reflect the mission of AHEPPP, which works to support professionals in higher education who promote student success through informed parent and family engagement. You may view 2017 AHEPPP Educational Programs on the AHEPPP website, as well as 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Sample presentation topics:

  • Best practices in serving the parents and family members of students in higher education.

  • Research or theory supporting the student experience in higher education and its implications for serving students' families.

  • Professional development topics such as managing teams, enhancing leadership skills, or other practices directly supporting the professional growth of parents and family professionals.

  • Personal development such as self-care, stress-management, or other practices directly supporting the health and well-being of parent and family professionals.

Special consideration will be given to proposals that:

  • Feature collaborations with other university departments outside of parent and family programs (i.e. Dean of Students, fundraising, counseling services, orientation, etc).

  • Include co-presenters from multiple campuses in order to broaden the scope of serving families in higher education.

  • Programs geared toward mid- and senior-level professionals.

Important Guidelines:

  • All presenters must register for the conference.

  • Professional affiliates and vendors will only be allowed to submit proposals if they are presenting with members of a college or university.

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