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2020 Conference Call for Proposals
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The 2020 CCUMC Conference is an ideal place to learn about new and innovative approaches to education from your colleagues at other institutions and our profession. You could be an integral part of that experience by becoming a presenter at this year’s conference.  The online proposal submission is easy to complete, and the rewards of being an active contributor to your conference are invaluable!

Why be a presenter?

1.   Presenting is a great chance of supporting the CCUMC mission by exchanging information and ideas with in our organization, community, and profession.

2.   Presenting brings national recognition to you and your institution. 

3.   Presenting gives you a unique opportunity to get more involved and contribute to CCUMC.

Share with your colleagues from other institutions the success of your newest technology initiative, an innovative staff development plan to grow the leadership skills in your junior staff members, or perhaps a technology trend you are noticing in your students. The list of possible topics is endless, and if you want inspiration, just peruse the CCUMC LISTSERV or check out the list of core competencies below:

  • Inclusive Leadership
    Modern workforce; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); performance effectiveness; cost control; mergers, closures, and consortiums; collaborative initiatives related to strategic institutional, vendor, and research partnerships; process transformations; culture change; measuring; remote campus relationships; and community engagement partnerships.

  • Teaching and Learning Environments
    Instructional design, digital learning, learning space design, research computing, online and blended learning, accessibility and universal design, and mobile learning, as well as support for libraries, pedagogical research, and scholarship.

  • Content/Asset Management
    Managing digital assets, metatagging standards, defining what should be archived, copyright in the digital age, distribution strategies for assets outside of the learning management system

  • Organizational Management
    Leadership and management strategies and efforts to cultivate innovation, processes and practices that support change efforts, and emerging projects and pilots that explore how innovation can support student success.

  • Media Production
    Digital video production management, production staffing and man hour tracking, managing quality with faculty production hobbyists, utilizing digital assets in instructional design, digital video production standards in a streaming world, finding a balance between course captures and full productions

Proposals will be evaluated on the following factors:

1.     Relevance – Is the topic of importance to the field?  Is the topic current?

2.     Originality – Does the proposal demonstrate innovation and originality by offering a novel perspective, approach, or solution?

3.     Organization – Is the proposal clear, concise, and well-organized?

4.     Learning Outcomes – Are the learning outcomes relevant to the proposal’s topic?  Are the proposal’s learning outcomes realistic and achievable?

5.     Learning Activities – Are the activities during the session active and complementary to the learning outcomes?

6.     Appeal – Would the presenter and/or topic appeal to a broad cross-section of potential attendees?

Corporate Members’ Participation in General Session Presentation Guidelines 

  • Corporate presenters may only participate in general sessions as co‐presenters with an institutional participant as main presenter. 
  • Presentation should be relevant to CCUMC Mission.
  • Session must follow all other guidelines for general sessions for the conference.
  • Direct sales pitches are prohibited.
  • Presentation will be recorded as any other session and requires completion of release form.
  • This does not apply to pre‐conference workshops.


AFTER YOU SUBMIT: If you do not receive a confirmation screen immediately after you submit your proposal, contact the CCUMC Executive Office. Submissions will be reviewed by the CCUMC Program Committee. Once a decision is made, the lead presenter will be contacted via email.

Note: Proposals which are not submitted in their entirety by the due date will not be considered. Proposals will be considered incomplete if materials are missing or if materials are submitted in the incorrect format.