Call for Proposals

9th Annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference: Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships for Student Success at HSIs



Deadline: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016, 11:59 P.M. (PST)

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE) is requesting presentation proposals for the 9th Annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference, which will take place April 9-12, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.

We are pleased to be partnering with the Nevada System of Higher Education as the co-hosts of this year’s conference, which will take place on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

The annual AHSIE Best Practices Conference provides those who work in Hispanic Serving Institutions opportunities to network and share resources with other HSI member institutions. AHSIE members are administrators, evaluators, educators and students who support the development of an evidence base for the institutional conditions and best practices that foster Latino/a student success. We also offer sessions designed to support those working in emerging and new HSIs, to learn how to effectively manage their educational initiatives as well as maximize grant funding opportunities to build capacity. Last year’s AHSIE 2016 conference was our largest ever, with over 500 attendees.


This year we will be exploring the theme of Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships for Student Success, i.e., how HSIs build, leverage, and maintain partnerships or collaborations both within and outside their institutions.

Preference will be given to submissions that incorporate this theme to any of our 5 conference tracks (Project Management, Student Support Services, Grantsmanship, Teaching and Learning, Student Leadership).

Examples of Powerful Partnerships:

  • Partnerships between HSI Title V/III programs and the institution
  • Interdepartmental curriculum alignment that removes roadblocks for Latino/a students
  • Collaborations between faculty and advising/student services to increase Latino/a student success
  • Collaborations between 4-year and 2-year HSIs to improve transfer rates
  • Mentorship programs between HSIs and emerging HSIs

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You will be notified by mid-December on the status of your proposal.  If selected, we will request a confirmation of your attendance at this time.  Presentations will be scheduled to take place between April 10th, 9:00 a.m. through April 12th 12:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact the AHSIE High Impact Practices and Professional Development Committee:
Dr. Melissa Salazar, Chair
Dr. Maria Dela Cruz, Vice Chair