JUNE 25 – 27, 2019

Call for Presentations

The Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) invites its members and colleagues to submit presentation ideas for the APC Innovation Summit to be held June 25 – 27, 2019 at the Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.

The 2019 Innovation Summit will focus on new and innovative ideas that support student success.  This is your opportunity to network and share best practices related to addressing the changing trends in creative and innovative ways that allow us to ensure our students are successful.

The Summit will feature expert keynote speakers, member panels addressing key areas, and a series of member led workshops highlighting best practices and new trends in administrative services, the classroom and leadership development.

Play a role in shaping the content of this year’s event!  APC is seeking 75-minute presentations on a variety of relevant topics in higher education and the proprietary sector:


  • What is YOUR best project or program?
  • Have you come across creative techniques or methods that have increased student engagement and retention?
  • Have you instituted any new programs to help ensure your students graduate on time? Keep student loan debt low?  Lower cohort default rates?
  • How does your institution address professional development for your staff and faculty?
  • Has your institution created or implemented programs designed to support your rising stars?
  • Does your institution use communication strategies or social media in a unique way to highlight your student stories?

We'd love to hear about it. We want to create the best content and experience for APC members!

You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation in the following areas:

  1. Faculty Track:
    1. Technology in the Classroom – focusing on best practices for integrating technology in the classroom and new technology trends that increase student engagement.
    2. Teaching in a Culture of Continuous Improvement – focusing on such topics as: using student learning outcomes assessment to improve teaching and learning, designing good course objectives, and developing effective measures and rubrics as assessment tools, etc.

  2. Administrative Track:
    1. Technology in Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid– focusing on creative technology to enhance recruitment, advising, scheduling and providing financial services
    2. Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement – focusing on such topics as: data driven assessment of student learning outcomes in student services, best practices for improving student satisfaction, career services, utilizing alumni and employer surveys to impact continuous improvement.

  3. Leadership Development Track:
    1. Staff and faculty development – Presentations should focus on programs your institution has created or implemented that support up and coming leaders or help develop the necessary skill sets new managers need (i.e. communication skills, decision making skills, management style and time management skills).

Submission Guidelines

  • Workshops are 75 minutes in length.
  • All APC member institutions are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
  • Open to all academic professionals (Provosts, Vice-Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs, Librarians, and Faculty) educational administrators and staff and APC corporate partners.
  • Submissions may include several presenters or a single presenter and can include representatives from more than one institution or corporate vendors your institution utilizes.
  • Presentations should be interactive in nature – when possible utilizing three different strategies (i.e. discussions, probing questions, didactic or group exercises, videos, PowerPoint slides, individual experiential exercises, or other activities).
  • If PowerPoint slides are used in presentations, they should be limited in number with minimal language on each slide to avoid a reading session.

Submission Requirements

Presentation Proposals should include the following information:

  • Presentation title
  • Indicate which track your presentation would fall under and/or if your presentation could be considered for a general session
  • Name, title, email address, phone number and brief bio for each presenter
  • A/V needed for your presentation
  • A brief overview of your presentation (to be used in the program journal)
  • Full proposal must include background on the problem/topic, an overview of the solution to the topic, and intended outcomes of the presentation for the participants. List key take aways for participants.

Receipt of your proposal will be acknowledged electronically.  When submitting a proposal, the author(s) agree that APC has the right to publish the papers in the conference proceedings; and in any APC journal or publication without any other agreement or compensation.  The copyright of the paper remains with the author(s).