Call for Proposals

Proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2016 MSI Convening. Please visit the Conference Schedule page for the conference schedule, including a listing of breakout sessions.

Richland College in collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program is hosting a two day conference for institutions of higher education interested in improving minority student success. The focus of the conference is to convene and discuss effective research, initiatives and programs that impact the academic success of students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). The conference will be held on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

We are seeking high-quality workshop proposals that…
  1. present evidence of how your existing programs or initiatives have improved minority student retention and academic success,
  2. describe a research design for collecting quantitative data on minority student retention and academic success, or
  3. discuss how data is used to improve or modify ongoing programs or initiatives.

We are seeking proposals from a variety of institutions and organizations (e.g., public and private; two-year and four-year; large and small) and representing a range of topics (e.g., instructional, advising, mentoring, summer bridge, special programs). Workshops will be 80 minutes in length.

Proposal Considerations
  • Identify the Minority-Serving Institution and specific student populations (i.e. Latino/a, Asian American & Pacific Islander, Native, and/or African American) being served.
  • Include a detailed description of how the topic or program is implemented at your institution and how data is or will be collected.
  • Document data aggregation, assessment methods and key findings for MSI promising practices.
  • Identify intersections of student academic success and student development.
  • Discuss promising scholarship, research and/or practices in proposals that focus on specific programs for various racial/ethnic-based student populations.
  • Introduce initiatives or methods to support minority student success in proposals on programs or promising models in student services.
  • Describe culturally-infused teaching, learning and student engagement practices in proposals on curriculum and pedagogy.

The conference is intended for participants to learn, engage and exchange promising research and practices that support scholarship and student success through the MSI designation.   We look forward to your participation.

Submission timeline
  • Friday, June 3, 2016 Proposals are due
  • Extended deadline: Monday, July 11th, 2016 Proposals are due
  • Proposals will be evaluated & presenters will be notified within 2 weeks of submission
Proposals will be reviewed by the AANAPISI conference committee.

For more information or questions about your proposal, contact Dr. Jennifer Baggett at or at (972)238-6018 (Central Standard Time).