TX Ed Consortium for Male Students of Color Open for Session Proposals
On Aug. 8-9, 2019, the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color will host the sixth annual Texas Male Student Leadership Summit at the University of Texas at Austin. The Summit will bring together emerging male student leaders of color, as well as faculty, staff, and administrators from K-12 and higher education institutions across the state of Texas, who are dedicated to their academic and personal success. Last year over 400 young men of color and professionals participated. This year our themes will focus on:
- Health & Wellness
- College & Career Readiness
In addition to the themes, presentations will be categorized into three tracks:
- College Bound (Middle School and High School Students)
- College (Community College and University Students)
The deadline to submit your proposal will be 11:59 PM on May 31, 2019.
Institute on Project-Based Learning Draws on 40 Years of Experience
The Institute on Project-Based Learning will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Tuesday, June 18, through Friday, June 21. The Institute on Project-Based Learning draws on over 40 years of experience integrating project-based initiatives into undergraduate education including classroom projects in a wide range of disciplines, projects in the first year, major capstone projects, and community-based projects. Project-based learning offers students real-world opportunities to research issues, think critically, gain new perspectives, solve problems, and develop written and oral communication skills all within the framework of a team environment and guided by engaged and involved faculty.
The institute is designed for faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions—including public, private, liberal arts, STEM, community colleges, and research universities—who are interested in learning about project education and advancing plans to integrate learnings into their own undergraduate curricula.
NCAN National Conference To Be Held in September
This year’s conference takes place Sept. 16 -18 in Indianapolis, IN. The major topics of discussion will be:
- Equity and Opportunity
- Postsecondary Access and Readiness
- Student Success in Postsecondary Education
- Policy and Advocacy
- Connecting College and Career Success
- Data Into Practice
- Financial Aid and Literacy
- Management, Leadership, and Organizational Strategy
For a detailed description of each topic, as well as this year’s hot topics, click here. Conference sessions will be presented in two formats: effective practice sessions and world café sessions. Click here to learn more about these two formats.
Call for Proposal Submissions to the ASHE Conference
The theme for the Ashe Conference is “The Will to Reimagine the Study of Higher Education.” Proposal submissions for the conference are due Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. The general conference will be held on November 14-16 in Portland, Oregon.
New Curriculum Available for Instructors
Everyone Can Create teaches students to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. And it gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic, or assignment. Check it out at https://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-create/
U.S. Department of Education Grant Calls for Grant Applications
The U.S. Department of Education issued a call for applications for the following grant program:
- Open Textbooks Pilot Program supports projects at institutions of higher education (IHEs) that create new open textbooks or expand their use of open textbooks while maintaining or improving instruction and student learning outcomes.
- Cybersecurity Educational Technology Upgrades for Community Colleges Pilot Program supports projects at IHEs that provide technological upgrades for cybersecurity education programs at community colleges.
U of Wisconsin-Whitewater Fellowship Program Seeks Applications
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Inclusive Excellence Fellowship Program seeks applications from scholars, artists and educators who can contribute significantly to UW-Whitewater’s Inclusive Excellence initiatives. The IE Fellowship Program supports the university’s commitment to fostering greater understanding of individual, societal and group differences at every level of university life. Fellows play a crucial role in intentionally integrating those differences into the core aspects of the institution. The Fellowship Program offers a unique opportunity to work in a university environment that is committed to creating learning environments in which students of all backgrounds can thrive, and one that demands that the ideals of inclusion, equity, diversity and excellence be pursued as interconnected and interdependent goals. The Fellowship Program is open to all individuals who are academic or creative professionals and who have completed a terminal degree within the last five years or who will have completed a terminal degree by the beginning of fall classes. "All but dissertation" candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis; for ABD Fellows, degree completion requirements will be outlined at the time offer. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to their academic field as well as a commitment to the principles of inclusive excellence. For more information go to
Division of College Readiness and Success Introduces a New Initiative
Division of College Readiness and Success staff is introducing a new initiative, “Call with the Co-Board,” where THECB staff are available live to offer “just-in-time” guidance, clarifications, and potential solutions to issues and challenges faced by those working on implementing HB 2223. Monthly calls will be scheduled based on feedback and will be offered on various weekdays and times to accommodate teaching and support staff schedules. During the call, staff will be clarifying the newly-approved amendments to TSI rules, reviewing questions from the FAQ document, and fielding live questions from participants.
Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Grant Program Requests Proposals
The College For All Texans Foundation is soliciting proposals from Texas postsecondary institutions to develop and implement new Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) programs. The TAB is an innovative model and bold solution for many challenges facing higher education. First-generation, underprepared, low-income, and working adult students, all part of higher education’s “new normal,” need non-traditional and affordable postsecondary options. The TAB program is designed to deliver just that. Through a combination of competency-based and traditional courses, online and in-person instruction, and alternative low-cost tuition structures, TAB offers an accessible bachelor’s degree that can save students thousands of dollars and semesters of time.
Visit the College For All Texans Foundation web page for more information on how to submit a proposal for funding https://college4texans.org/tab/