Excelencia and Partner Offer Institute on High-Impact Practices

Excelencia in Education’s mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. We have set a goal to significantly increase the number of Latino students attaining college degrees by 2030. As part of this commitment, Excelencia in Education created the Seal of Excelencia, a voluntary certification focused on identifying institutions that strive to go beyond enrollment to better SERVE Latino students. To support and reinforce institutional capacity to better serve, Excelencia has created a series of technical assistance institutes. These institutes encourage institutional teams (teams of 5) to both share and learn from others committed to intentionally serving students and examine strategies that align data, practice, and leadership to achieve significant levels of Latino student success.

In 2020, Excelencia will support affiliates’ participation in these institutes and subsidize part of each institute’s registration fee. Hotel and travel costs will need to be covered by your institution. For more information about these institutes, please contact us at F0RydntXUnNSb3Rye3J5dH52OXhlcA@nospam.

June 2-5, 2020 • Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success
In Partnership with AAC&U
Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

The Institute will facilitate campuses, higher education systems, and consortia embed diversity, equity, and educational quality into their strategies and practices. Drawing on Excelencia’s experience with evidence-based practices that work for Latino students, Excelencia and AAC&U faculty will offer institutional teams guidance on incorporating high-impact practices, strategies, and models that intentionally advance and accelerate Latino student success.
Application deadline: February 20, 2020
Estimated cost: $6,200 (team of 5)
Click here to apply


Educational Testing Services Seeks Intern Applicants

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a major service provider to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program for the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

ETS is seeking applicants for the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2020 Summer Research Internships. Interns will be exposed to and will contribute to NAEP’s educational assessment efforts and innovations. They will also have the opportunity to attend professional development seminars during their eight-week experience. After completing the program, they will present their findings at a symposium to be promoted throughout the company. If you have questions, please contact us at FFpVUURdemBxZnpnfH1kZ1RRQEc6W2Zz@nospam.


NEH Summer Seminar or Institute Application Available

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes are 1- to 4-week residential programs that support collegial study of significant topics in the humanities and make use of important scholarship and primary resources such as archival documents, artifacts, or historic sites.

Typically, participants develop a scholarly and/or pedagogical project based on the topic. Programs take place throughout the United States, and participant stipends help cover travel and living expenses.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources; provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; contribute to the intellectual growth of the participants; and build lasting communities of inquiry.

These projects are designed primarily for full-time or part-time faculty who teach undergraduate students. Advanced graduate students, and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other organizations are also eligible to participate. All applicants must demonstrate that their participation will advance the teaching and scholarly goals of the program. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

Please note: At least three seminar spaces and at least five institute spaces are reserved for non-tenured/non-tenure-track faculty members. Two seminar spaces and three institute spaces may be reserved for advanced graduate students.

Application deadline is March 1, 2020.


NASPA Conferences on SSHE Seek Program Proposal

The NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education (#SSHE20) is seeking diverse 2-year perspectives for program proposals. #SSHE20 will provide those committed to student success with dynamic keynotes, thought-provoking workshops, and engaging networking opportunities using a cross-functional approach to student success. The convergence of four unique conferences creates a space for attendees to share ideas, strategies, and evidence-based research on dismantling barriers to student success.

Learn more about this exciting initiative and consider submitting before the February 14, 2020 deadline,

The Ruth Strang Research Award is sponsored by NASPA's Center for Women to recognize NASPA members for their outstanding contributions to the body of literature concerning women in higher education. This award encourages high-quality research related to women in higher education and seeks to promote research by, for, and about women. Submissions may be published or unpublished articles, academic papers, book chapters, or portfolios that show strong scholarship and address topics relevant to the education of women and their personal and professional development.…

Applicants need not have prior digital humanities experience or expertise.
This ACLS summer institute is designed primarily for full-time or part-time humanities faculty at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) who teach undergraduate students. Advanced graduate students attending MSIs, and scholars/staff employed by museums, libraries, historical societies and other organizations associated with MSIs are also eligible. All applicants must demonstrate that their participation in the institute aims to advance ethnic studies in the digital realm.

Applicants must be United States citizens, residents under U.S. jurisdiction, or foreign nationals residing in the United States who are currently faculty, staff, or a graduate student at an accredited or acknowledged MSI (e.g., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Native Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and other designated MSIs).
This institute allows 25 participants (ACLS Summer Scholars) to pursue a two-week (July 26-August 8, 2020) intensive program of study with a team of digital humanities scholars who are experts in and committed to the critical study of race and ethnicity. As the name implies, "digital ethnic studies" refers to the use of computational and new media tools to expand, recalibrate, and extend the impact of interdisciplinary work on race and ethnicity, with particular attention to how these categories intersect with other markers of identity.

NAHLS Calls for Abstracts

The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies will host its national conference in Dallas February 17-22, 2020. This conference is expected to have more than 2,000 attendees. Abstracts, not to exceed two (2) pages, should be submitted that relate to any aspect of the Hispanic, Latino or Chicano experience. For more information, go to

Office of Postsecondary Education Seeks Peer Reviewers

The Office of Postsecondary Education administers a variety of both domestic and international grant and fellowship competitions throughout the year and is always looking for specialists (especially in STEM) to serve as peer reviewers, in order to identify the most qualified grant applicants. Click here for FAQs and instructions on how to apply. If you have a preference, indicate which program you are most interested in.


Report Provides Best Practices for Financial Literacy

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report on behalf of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC).  The reportBest Practices for Financial Literacy and Education at Institutions of Higher Education, provides recommendations for higher education institutions to deliver effective financial literacy education and resources to help students make informed decisions and avoid pitfalls associated with financing education. Read more.


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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