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American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Celebrating 37 Years

2017 National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

Raleigh, NC

March 23-25, 2017

M. Evelyn Fields, Ph.D. Conference Chair

Conference Theme

Pathways to Success in Higher Education: Transforming Lives Through Education, Equity, and Social Justice

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) provides leadership regarding successes in Higher Education in all of its facets. It pursues numerous initiatives that address the pipeline of Black students, faculty and staff in higher education, bringing issues pertinent to Black faculty and staff to the attention of the larger academic community, and communicating African American achievements and accomplishments to higher education, broadly. AABHE also facilitates and provides opportunities for collaborating and networking among individuals, institutions, groups and agencies in higher education in the United States and internationally.

There are other African American/Black organizations representing our specializations, and AABHE supports its members as they address their particular areas of expertise. Moreover, AABHE encourages leadership in our various areas and in higher education generally. Therefore, highest preference will be given to proposals that go beyond specific findings, practices or perspectives to emphasize the leadership component in the work. Leadership in this context is broadly construed as emphasizing the processes, characteristics, practices and value systems that encourage other individuals and institutions to advance the efforts and objectives of African American leadership in higher education for the greater good.

The Academy invites proposals that focus on various aspects of leadership, policy, collaborations, research and innovative strategies that impact those who work with, within, and around institutions of higher education. Following the official theme: Pathways to Success in Higher Education: Transforming Lives Through Education, Equity, and Social Justice, the Academy encourages submissions that create opportunities for critical thinking about academia in an evolving political and economic climate. We welcome theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches and social justice within the academy that may advance our conceptualization of partnerships as we navigate various but strategic pathways to success. Submissions are accepted in three formats: panel discussions, paper sessions and individual/dyadic team presentations.

Presentation Types

1. General Conference Presentation Session (60 minutes)

General interest sessions are scheduled throughout the conference. These programs are chosen in large part because of their relevance to the conference theme and incorporation of the strands. General interest sessions are designed to be interactive conversations between presenters and participants.

2. Paired Roundtable Discussion (60 minutes – 30 minutes per presentation)

A roundtable session is literally a collection of roundtables. A roundtable format provides a great opportunity for a less formal, but more in- depth exchange of information.Program reviewers will recommend that your presentation is paired with one other relevant presentation. Each presentation will be allotted 30 minutes. These presentations are reviewed based on the same criteria as the General Conference presentation sessions.


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