The CCCS Student Affairs Division works collaboratively with the Student Affairs divisions at each of our 13 community colleges by providing strategic leadership, planning, and support for student success initiatives, strategic enrollment management, student financial aid programs, student enrollment services, student life and government programs, and other student development functions. The work of the Student Affairs Division is centered on ensuring the personal growth and success of all Colorado Community College System students, and on those strategic initiatives which focus on the improved efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence in advancing the mission of the System and its colleges. In prepare our students for the workforce needs of the future, the Student Affairs Division aims to improve innovation and equity in education through collaborative efforts within the System, other higher education institutions, the K-12 education community, and partnerships with Colorado workforce leaders.
System level support to the colleges includes:
- Policy development, monitoring, analysis and evaluation
- Service coordination and program oversight for greater efficiency and resource leveraging
- Technical assistance and coordination
- Strategic planning in the areas of equity and inclusion, enrollment management, student success, and student support services
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2018 CCCS Student Affairs Conference
Call for Proposals – 2018 CCCS Student Affairs Conference
You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 CCCS Student Affairs Conference. This is an annual conference aimed at providing meaningful leadership development experiences that will advance our organizational practices. The conference planning committee is seeking submissions from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, faculty members, staff members, managers, directors, administrators, community leaders, consultants, and business partners for program proposals that reflect the conference theme, Equity Innovations – Moving Toward Inclusive Excellence. We are looking for facilitators for breakout sessions, functional group workshops, and keynote speakers.
This year’s conference will be held on Friday, June 29th at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Conference Center. Below is a tentative schedule of events:
Friday, June 29
8:00-9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:45am System Leadership Opening Welcome
10:00-10:50am Session 1
11:00-10:50am Session 2
12:00-12:50pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1:00-1:50pm Session 3
2:00-2:50pm Session 4
3:00-3:50pm Functional Group Workshops
Proposals should emphasize audience participation through engaging activities such as interaction with the presenter, facilitated exercises, and peer-to-peer sharing. Interactive sessions should provide opportunities for participants to engage in problem-solving around critical issues. Ideal facilitators will be able to guide participants to apply new knowledge, and inspire them to take action. Conference participants will be able to select their own breakout sessions.
Potential programming topics may include: Ethical Leadership; Social Justice; Identity Development; Equity & Inclusion; Self-Care for Leaders; Using Your Strengths; Leadership Styles and Philosophy; Understanding Biases; Politics and Policies; Structural Hierarchies and Institutional Transformation; Restorative Justice as a Disciplinary Practice; High-Impact Practices and Evidence-Based Strategies; Supervision and Developing Work Study Students; Understanding Your Learning Style; Helping Frontline Staff Embrace the Important Part They Play in Student Success and Retention; Creating a Culture of Success; Learning and Experience Strategies that Frontline Staff Can Employ to Help Students Become More Empowered and Successful in College; Creating a Culture of Retention; Empowering Students to Succeed and Persist; Identifying a Process that Allows Frontline Staff to Help Students Resolve Problems While Practicing the Skills Needed to be an Effective Frontline Staff Member, and much more.
Conference Learning Objectives:
We are looking for presentations on a variety of topics that are in line with the conference learning objectives. 2018 CCCS Student Affairs Conference programming should focus on developing a participant’s ability to:
- Identify areas of personal leadership strength and opportunities for personal leadership growth.
- Demonstrate effective, meaningful, and culturally competent communication and connection between individuals, organizations, and societies.
- Implement strategies that advance understanding of and affect meaningful change around critical issues such as identity, equity and social justice, on campuses.
- Tap into a network of peers who share a focus on and are committed to improving organizational growth and development.
- Practice effective, heart-centered leadership and efficient administration of student support and success services.
- Understand how to apply concepts within daily work in all areas of student services to create a more inclusive experience on our campuses.
Review and Notification Process:
Deadline for Submission of Programs is April 13th, 2018.
Once the committee has completed the process to review and select sessions, you will be contacted by a member of the selection committee to let you know if your proposal has been accepted.
Your experience in this field is a valuable asset to the continued development of our organizational practices. We look forward to receiving your proposals, and encourage you to ask us any questions regarding this conference. Thank you in advance for dedicating your time and effort to shaping our future success. Please encourage your colleagues to facilitate a session by sending this Call for Proposals to other potential presenters.
To submit your proposal:
If you have any questions, please contact one of the following: