Registration for Achieving the Dream Conference Opens

Join experts, policy makers, investors, thought leaders, and practitioners from colleges throughout the country to examine emerging strategies for critical issues facing two-year and four-year institutions. Register for DREAM 2019, Achieving the Dream’s 15th annual conference, in Long Beach, CA, February 19 – 22, 2019.

Hundreds of concurrent sessions, workshops, plenaries and keynotes will cover topics including student supports, OER, pathways, teaching and learning, data and technology, and more. Focused pre-conference workshops are also available for deep dives into areas such as faculty development, strategic communications, connecting students to employers and careers, adult learners, OER, holistic student supports, and leveraging your food pantry.  

Register now to receive the Early Bird Rate. Discounts are also available for college teams.  

Visit the DREAM website for more information.

Annual LEAD Week Begins March 23 at Cal State University

California State University, San Bernardino is pleased to announce the Annual LEAD Week (Latino Education and Advocacy Days), “Su Voto es Su Voz: Everyone Counts” which will be held March 23-30th. It is a week-long assembly, convening key stakeholders: teaching professionals and educators, researchers, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, families, civic leaders, activists, and advocates. In short, those sharing a common interest and commitment to educational issues that impact Latinos. To register go to,

NCAN National Conference Call for Proposals Opens


Do you have best practices, research/data, or experiences that would enhance the work of your peers in the field of college access and success? Then submit to present at this year’s conference, “Racing Toward Postsecondary Success.” 

This year's conference will take 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.
The call for proposals closes on Friday, March 15. We encourage you to submit an application to present at the 2019 NCAN National Conference!


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.

At the 2019 ASHE Annual Meeting we will consider what it takes for individual scholars and the higher education research community to reimagine in ways that will be of use in solving problems in practice, policy, theory, and scholarship.

Seal of Excelencia Institute To Be Held in Pittsburgh

The Seal of Excelencia and Ladder of Engagement Data Institute will be held at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh on March 28. The Institute will provide interactive sessions allowing participants to engage with experts to learn how working with the different data available to institutions facilitates the identification of gaps and needs that can lead to transformative change in efforts to accelerate the success of Latino and other post-traditional students.

To learn more about the Seal of Excelencia Framework, contact Joanna Sanchez, Seal of Excelencia Manager at i+H46uXo4+7xy87vzvPo7ufu5eji6qXk+ew@nospam


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.

Download the 2019 brochure.



NISOD to Award  Suanne Davis Roueche Faculty Scholarships

NISOD will award a total of five Suanne Davis Roueche Faculty Scholarships for faculty members who would like to attend the 2019 conference, but do not have the financial means to do so. The application deadline is February 28, 2019. Please apply at

Criteria and Terms

  • A total of five (5) faculty scholarships will be awarded, and scholarships are limited to only one recipient per college.
  • Applicants have secured his or her college president’s permission to apply for a Suanne Davis Roueche Faculty Scholarship and to represent the college at NISOD’s 2019 conference.
  • If a scholarship recipient is not able to attend for any reason, his or her college is responsible for a no-show fee of $395 to cover associated costs.
  • Applicants must not be a previous NISOD conference scholarship recipient.
  • Applicants must be faculty members from NISOD-member colleges.
  • Applicants must not be currently registered for the 2019 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.
  • NISOD is responsible for covering conference registration fees and hotel room costs for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights.
  • NISOD will cover transportation costs, not to exceed $400.
  • Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own incidentals, as well as meals not provided as part of the conference.
  • Scholarship recipients will also be able to participate in one excursion at no additional cost.

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


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:


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



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